When it comes to racing games, regular controllers are great and can certainly get you where you need to go, but the right racing rig can give you a completely different experience. The increased level of realism and physical feedback you get from the game can be incredible, and for some older gamers it will harken back to the days of playing in arcades. If that sounds like just what your Xbox racing games have been missing, leading steering wheel brand Thrustmaster is currently offering a 23% discount on its Ferrari 458 Spider steering wheel at Amazon.
The wheel was designed for use with Xbox One, but it’s compatible with Xbox Series X|S consoles too. Created as a scale model of the steering rig on the real Ferrari 458 Spider, racing sim and driving game fans can enjoy an extra layer of realism as they speed around iconic circuits and along scenic highways.
As well as the wheel, the set comes with two adjustable foot pedals for greater control and authenticity. Plus, there are nine action buttons, so you don’t need to worry about navigating in-game menus and dashboards.
The deal comes at a great time for anyone who’s eagerly anticipating the release of Forza Horizon 5, which is coming to Game Pass next month, But it’s also worth considering the fun you could have with Rocket League, or F1 2021. Some of the best Xbox One games involve barrelling around the world in a souped-up sports car, so there are a lot of opportunities to take this wheel for a spin. Literally.
Racing sims are often praised for their immersive gameplay, and it’s a whole lot more enjoyable when you’re holding a wheel in your hands and have pedals under your feet. Even if you’re not into racing games yourself, this wheel could make an excellent gift for anyone you know who loves a quick race in videogame land.
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It’s not clear how long this deal is going to last, so if you don’t want to miss out, you’ll need to act fast.