Sony used E3 to introduce the PlayStation Move Racing Wheel peripheral, and so far it looks like everyone is mostly moved to say, "Hmmm." The 'wheel' is a round center section fitted with paddles (for shifting, say) and a set of plastic grips hung out to the sides, and the standard Move controller slots through the center. It looks something like Batman's virtual simulator for the Tumbler.

It has force feedback, the grips fold out – again, batlike – to provide a grip like motorcycle handlebars and the 'throttle' actually twists, and Sony says it delivers "precise motion tracking for responsive handling of your vehicle." A freestanding accessory, you hold it out in front of you in the air, which could make it the right gear for those who look askance at the empty-handed XBox Kinect folks, unwilling to completely pretend they're driving a car in a video game. If that's you, it will go on sale this fall. Head on over to Engadget for a quick review and video of it in action.


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      RocketRed
      • 3 Years Ago
      Im supposed to hold that in front of me "in the air" for 78 laps of Monaco? Don't think so.
        Hazdaz
        • 3 Years Ago
        @RocketRed
        Exactly. I love how people don't "get" how ridiculous these type of controllers are if you have to hold them up for more than a few minutes at a time.
      Andre Neves
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow, should feel a lot like those new electric-steering units they're putting in cars(New 3 series) these days. No feedback to the drive ;) These floating steering wheels are a nifty concept, but anyone who has used one(Xbox) in the past will tell you that they suck because after playing for a while, your arms get pretty tired.
      michigan
      • 3 Years Ago
      Once again, auto blog has become video game shill blog
        Muzaffar Musa
        • 3 Years Ago
        @michigan
        considering its owned under the same company that does Engadget, I'm not surprised. =P
      IBx27
      • 3 Years Ago
      Yes, so that you can play all the wonderful and complete racing games available for the PS3, such as...uh...
      Brandon Allen
      • 3 Years Ago
      Should be a blast...if it works for GTA...
      NissanGTR
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hmm driving force GT with realism focused feed back or an air wheel? I may need 3rd party opinions on this.
      prince_david
      • 3 Years Ago
      Yeah this looks kind of awful, but then again I LOVE the Wii Wheel with Mario Kart so maybe I would like it. I would rather get a real mounted wheel for GT5 or something though.
      Rick
      • 3 Years Ago
      I can't look at it without laughing.