If you’re someone who takes the realism of racing titles seriously, Thrustmaster wants your custom.
The racing peripheral company has just announced a new racing wheel and gear shifter, both of which will be released this October.
If you’re an Xbox 360 user, you’ll be able to take advantage of the “Ferrari 458 Italia Racing Wheel”. This piece of kit claims to be the first ever racing wheel officially licensed by both Microsoft and Ferrari, and features “8 action buttons, an Engine Start D-pad, an Xbox 360 Guide button and a connector for the Xbox 360 headset and microphone” as well as built-in metal gear shifters.
For PC and PS3 users, Thrustmaster is releasing the TH8 RS which “includes two interchangeable shift plates, each suited to a specific configuration – ‘H-pattern’ (7 gears plus 1 reverse gear) and ‘Sequential’ (pull the lever towards the ‘+’ mark to gear up, and push it towards the ‘–’ mark to shift down)”. It’s compatible with the T500 RS wheel on the PS3 and with “all currently available racing wheels” for the PC.