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Thrustmaster T300 RS racing wheel brings force feedback to the PS4


Thrustmaster T300 RSThe quantity of driving or racing titles for the PS4 is, so far, pretty damn slim.  But with Driveclub and The Crew racing onto the console in the very near future, and hopefully a version of Gran Turismo in the works, now is probably a decent time to release a racing wheel.

Thrustmaster, as usual, isn't kidding around.  Their $400 Thrustmaster T300 RS Force Feedback Racing Wheel is set to launch this month sometime for the PS4.  It features all sorts of high-end options: modular design, brushless force feedback, detachable wheel, adjustable pedal set, and compatibility with the PS4, PS3 and PC, including PS, Share and Options buttons.

Check out the official details below.

Thrustmaster is proud to announce its brand-new Next-Gen racing simulator, officially licensed for the PlayStation 4 system (PS4), PlayStation 3 system (PS3) and PC compatibility. It's the perfect time for racing enthusiasts to put the pedal to the metal during this back-to-school season!

Introducing revolutionary technology: Thrustmaster Brushless Force Feedback to feel the road realistically like never before

Thrustmaster assists virtual racers through their learning curve with the T300 RS. This force feedback wheel allows gamers to really take the plunge into the world of racing, and hone their driving skills for a better performance. In order to achieve this Thrustmaster has taken great care to create the perfect solution for any gamer trying to go to the next level in their racing games. The T300 RS provides an unrivalled immersion, for a pure connection with the road. Under the hood there's nothing less than a genuine brushless servo industrial Force Feedback motor (with frictionless action), combined with a new 1080 degree dual-belt system to deliver the never seen super-smooth and quiet Force Feedback with incredibly responsive, realistic Force effects to really feel the road (Feel the road, don't feel the racing wheel inner mechanical structure).The silence of the motor allows you to really focus on what matters, which is premium performance on the road. Thrustmaster's development teams have added precision to the motor's impressive capabilities by incorporating H.E.A.R.T HallEffect AccuRate Technology, featuring a contactless magnetic sensor: this provides 16-bit resolution, for 65,536 values on the wheel's steering. The T300 RS also features an internal memory, upgradable firmware so that users will always have access to the latest improvements via the wheel's PC compatibility, and a PS4/PS3 sliding switch on its base for optimal compatibility with both systems.

Detachable wheel, adjustable pedal set and modular product ecosystem
The T300 RS includes a detachable wheel, featuring the Thrustmaster Quick Release system: the wheel measures 11 inches in diameter, with brushed metal central spokes. Its official PS4 buttons (PS, SHARE, OPTIONS) lets users access the system's new social functions at any time. The T300 RS weighs in at approximately 2.6 lbs, for ultra-realistic inertia and Force Feedback. The wheel's entire circumference features reinforced textured rubber cladding, for the ultimate in comfort. 2 large sequential paddle shifters are attached to the wheel: they're 5 inches in height for easy access, and 100% metal. The wheel's angle of rotation can be adjusted from 270 degrees to 1080 degrees, depending on the type of vehicle being driven in the game! What's more, the wheel is interchangeable with other Thrustmaster wheels (the Ferrari F1 Wheel Add-on*, Ferrari GTE Wheel Add-on* and T500 RS GT Wheel*). The T300 RS's pedal set features metal pedals with a long range of travel, which are fully adjustable in both height and spacing – with 6 different possible positions per pedal. The brake pedal even features progressive resistance. FEEL THE ROAD AS YOU NEVER HAVE!

The T300 RS is also compatible with the Base Fixed Paddle Shifters kit* (allowing users to install stationary paddle shifters on the wheel's base), Thrustmaster's 3-pedal pedal sets (T3PA* and T500 RS*), and the TH8A* and TH8RS* shifters.

Establishing the new reference in racing wheel simulation Gear!

The T300 RS will be available in North America from September, 2014, at a suggested retail price of $399.99

*Not included