New Wireless Speed Wheel confirmed for October release.

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Xbox 360 Wireless Speed Wheel for October
Tuesday, June 14 2011, 15:20 BST
By Matthew Reynolds, Gaming Editor

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The Wireless Speed Wheel has been announced for Xbox 360.

Designed with both racing novices and experts in mind, the Wireless Speed Wheel features standard control buttons, back triggers and haptic rumble feedback.

Lights on the device will also be activated for certain titles, such as Forza Motorsport 4 later this year.

"The new Xbox 360 Wireless Speed Wheel balances the realism of a wheel with the feel of a controller for greater user edge in game play," read a press release.

"With trigger buttons for gas and brake, combined with a rumble feedback, the Xbox 360 Wireless Speed Wheel provides intuitive standard controller buttons that immerse the driver into the game, whether you like to white knuckle it down the race track with your hands at '10 and 2' or '9 and 3'."

The Wireless Speed Wheel will be available exclusively on Xbox 360 for £44.99 this October.

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The Xbox 360 Wireless Speed Wheel.

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Until we get more details, all we can assume is "This wheel will suck".

No details of a base have been announced, so we can only assume its a freestanding wheel. Anyone who has ever tried racing with a wheel with no base will tell you its un-responsive and there is no weight to it. There will be no steadyness to it or anything.

looks nice but i think i will stick with my official wheel and pedals.

or i could get one to hang my jackets off  i think that would be a pretty rude

I'm hoping that its responsive enough that i can still play as well as i can with my controller. I can't afford a steering wheel set so if this is good enough it will suit me fine.

This looks ok but i'm a massive forza fan and the best wheel is the fanatec.

i may have to get one of these i don't have room for steering wheels so this would be ideal

I dont think it's Kinectified, so I would imagine it must use some sort of accelerometer.

As Naffry said, how responsive it is will be the million dollar question, I can't honestly see it competing with a wheel/pedal set-up but somewhere inbetween could be interesting.

Interesting, I dont have much room for a full wheel and pedal set so tempted by this.  does it steer with an accelerometer or kinect or what?

Depending on how responsive people find this, i'm really thinking of getting one.