PlayStation Move racing wheel detailed

New peripheral, compatible with upcoming Little Big Planet Karting, Gran Turismo 5, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, Burnout Paradise, MotorStorm Apocalypse, and more.

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Sony has revealed more details about the PlayStation Move Racing Wheel, a peripheral set for release later this year, with a price tag of $39.99.

The upcoming PlayStation Move Racing Wheel.

The wheel, first rumoured earlier this year, is designed to work with racing, motorcycle, and flight games; Sony has already announced that the new peripheral will support the upcoming title Little Big Planet Karting, as well as older titles such as Gran Turismo 5, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, Burnout Paradise, and MotorStorm Apocalypse, with more to be announced soon.

Posting more details on the official PlayStation blog, the publisher has revealed the wheel design was influenced by feedback from both the core racing community and casual gamers.

According to Sony's Anton Mikhailov, from the publisher's research and development department, the new PS Move Racing Wheel has double the accuracy of a DualShock controller. The wheel features a wide comfort grip, triggers for controlling brake and acceleration actions, and paddle shifters for those who like to drive manual. Each of the wheel's handles has a DualShock-style motor to provide directional feedback, in addition to the PS Move controller's rumble.

The entire wheel is powered by the PS Move controller at its centre and also features expanding handles, which can turn the peripheral into a motorbike racing handle; in this mode, the right handle of the peripheral features twist throttle.

According to Mikhailov, Sony has plans to implement the wheel in future flight games.

The PlayStation Move Racing Wheel is due out later this year for $39.99.

Discussion

129 comments
Charv24
Charv24

I mean if it works, I'll buy it, I have move and never use it, And I'm too cheap to buy a wheel haha

Razer361
Razer361

Sure, i'll pay $40 for it... If it comes with the rest of the car!

sirkibble2
sirkibble2

I can't help but think of Nintendo when looking at this.

salvucci91
salvucci91

First thing I did when I saw that picture is start laughing. lol That thing looks like a proto-type; I feel like they could clean it up a bit somehow.

phillkillv2
phillkillv2

Get a 2 BY 4 piece of wood, separate my controller, slap a move in the middle. 

SoNin360
SoNin360

Why is this old article on the front page? Anyway, this doesn't look appealing whatsoever. Just another pathetic copy from Nintendo.

Ryukin6
Ryukin6

It may not be pretty, but it sounds like it would be awesome to use! Search youtube for the actual video because when you see it in action, it really does look good. Especially the twist throttle mode. $39.99 seems a bit steep though.

MJ12-Conspiracy
MJ12-Conspiracy

Here's an idea.....why not make a real racing wheel with force feedback and pedals and all the other bells and whistles? this thing looks hideous and whoever came up with it should get their walking papers......

I mean who thought this abomination would be attractive???? Accurate or not, I'd rather have a real wheel like I said.....

PlatinumWolfe
PlatinumWolfe

That thing is real!? I thought it was some hoax or something posted on the internet. Oh god sony what in the blue hell are you guys thinking?

soulless4now
soulless4now

That's one of the ugliest accessories I've seen a good while and a waste of money. 

interrasteral7
interrasteral7

Sony stop wasting your time on making these peripherals and start thinking of better ideas to sale the Playstation 3 and Playstation Vita.

Gta3-fan334
Gta3-fan334

What a horrible looking "wheel". Really Sony, is this the best design you could come up with?

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

If it's accurate then i'm sold, however it sure as hell best come with pedals.  If i've got to hold down 'X' or R2 then you can sod off :p

raziel2kain
raziel2kain

could've been more beautiful than this. hope is not the final version.

raziel2kain
raziel2kain

i wonder why the guy is holding the move? the wheel has 2 handles, itself !!!

Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

Kinda reminds me of the Virtual boy controller with dual D-pads. Well at least this isn't the Wii Wheel. Nintendo and Microsoft have their racing wheels So Sony has to have one too. They should pack this in with Little Big Plant Karting.

rarson
rarson

What the hell is that? Okay, I guess the hand in the middle is throwing me off. So, it's like a giant dual-handle stick with the Move situated in the middle. There's only one problem: I absolutely hate the idea of "wheels" that aren't attached to anything.

 

I can wave things around in the air without spending an extra $40. The only wheel I really want has pedals and force feedback. Anything else is not worth buying as a wheel.

UnwantedSpam
UnwantedSpam

As if it already didn't already look like a creepy sextoy...now it looks like a mega-freaky sextoy...

aussiemuscle
aussiemuscle

reminds me of my old playstation-1 Namco Analogue controller. it looked funky, took ages to get used to it, but once all that aligned, it was fantastic for Ridge Racer.

hadlee73
hadlee73

Looks a bit like Michael Knight was doing something dodgy on K.I.T.T.'s steering wheel.

Hollowdimension
Hollowdimension

The glowing ball is like a cherry on top of a steaming pile of poo.

darksiED70
darksiED70

Holy crap sony! Im a diehard sony fan but I wont be caught dead with that thing in my hand. Seriously, that whole set up looks like it weighs a ton.

lilromeo0606
lilromeo0606

The 1% of gamers will not buy BS like this. 

PetJel
PetJel

hahahahahahahahahaha

 

Yeah, Playstation for life but I'll stick to my Driving force GT

leeko_link
leeko_link

Whatever happen to Sixaxis Sony?

Kentation
Kentation

I would have thought the motion ability on the dualshock and sixaixs controllers would have replace these, just tilting the controller left and right would simulate the experience of driving wouldn't it?

jer_1
jer_1

My lord, that piece of sh*t is hideous!

criminalscum87
criminalscum87

I've never seen a more awkward looking controller. This is coming from someone who grew up on the N64.

shadowmage101
shadowmage101

i saw the picture and laughed, nothing else needs be said.

supermoc10
supermoc10

Who else thinks the triggers on this thing are better than the default DualShock 3 ones?

Noir2000
Noir2000

omg, this thing is ugly as hell

hotdiddykong
hotdiddykong

Yeah well, its Not a wiimote where you can turn it sideways and simply play, so YEAH, they had to think of SOMETHING

Chaos_Dante_456
Chaos_Dante_456

Sorry I love Sony but there is a 90% chance I will never buy a wii I meant PSMove controller. so this probably has a 180% chance of not being bought.......yeah i know what is said

twyz
twyz

all you need is the standard controller for any system.

Hatemachine25
Hatemachine25

That THING looks hideous, like some freakish abomination one would expect to see as a prop in the old Boris Karloff Frankenstein Movie, but hey if nintendo can sink millions into that freakish red beast all those years ago, whats to stop others from following suit with bad and worse ideas.

ali1111111
ali1111111

guys they are making bad devices1-  the gun and the whell{it may be good

}  ...i will not buy it ,,,,and for kinect some of the games are good but the most  is bad????i dont know so i hope that they can improve it  cause the idea of playing controllerless is great !!!!1

FallenOneX
FallenOneX

It's pretty much what I expected the Move version of the "Wii wheel" to look like/feature.

innocent69
innocent69

Sony, why so desperate? Making a "bater-rang", why must you copy of Microsoft, coping their raceing wheel.

 

Sony copy cats!

Kurushio
Kurushio

I dont see how that will be any better than a novelty that will wear off after a short time. It may be ok if you already have the move but otherwise for the price you could probably get a really nice racing wheel without the arm fatigue.

Legend002
Legend002

I don't think any gaming device could look anymore stupid.

RadView
RadView

Its the batarang with probe feature for Jokers goons or to throw at your opponent that you are racing against.

moviequest14
moviequest14

I didn't care for any of the wii-mote ''extensions'' (except perhaps the gun when used well) so logic only states that I won't care for any of the move extensions (since almost all are an exact or close copy) , but at least the wii-wheel was fairly comfortable... I've seen freaking cruise ship wheels smaller than that thing.

mr_squibble
mr_squibble

There are already too many video game peripherals out there that I will never purchase. Add another one to the list.

Scure_NS
Scure_NS

and I'm disappointed, first both box pack camera and move for 80 euros, than a gun for 20, then other move stick for 50 euros....and after all of that and 150 euros I find that it's not precise and that Killzone 3 doesn't work well with ps3, cam, gun, move and move gamepad? Move simply is not playable with most of the games, and now they expect people to buy another half a product...seriously?

mario-nin-freak
mario-nin-freak

That thing is horrible. Couldn't they just make it like a Wii Wheel and insert the controller sideways???

geronimo4711
geronimo4711

 @lilromeo0606 I think you mean only 1% of gamers will buy BS like this.

 

Anyway, isn't dualshock3's sixaxis not enough to do that?

raziel2kain
raziel2kain

 @leeko_link they themselves forget it. i think it wasn't a successful feature added to the controller.

Auronvolgar
Auronvolgar

 @mario-nin-freak bro first use it then you can say that is horrible jesus why ppl throw their opinion on something that they had never seen it even from close and use it 

obsequies
obsequies

 @Auronvolgar I dunno man..I think it looks horrible too..i realize they had to have the ball in view of the camera..but this is very poorly designed..they need to fire the guy that came up with this third party quality product

obsequies
obsequies

 @Auronvolgar I don't know why you compared this controller ad-on to any other companys...just because the kinect is the biggest useless gimmick doesn't make this add-on any better looking..and if you look at what I said..I said it looks horrible..as it does..I'm sure it functions completely fine..but honestly..I showed this to people without giving a biased opinion myself and they went along with the fact that its but ugly and poorly designed in that aspect.  I have every right to judge the visual dynamics of a product from looking at a picture of it..that is if it is the final product..now if they were to change the design..then I could take my opinion back..maybe.  But again..I really don't know why you got the other companys into this..out of the 3.5 I mostly side with Sony and Nintendo second.  I think the wiimote is great. nintendo is a great quality company..Same with Sony..and if you notice my picture I'm sporting one of my beloved Sony products. But ms can rot and die..seriously..thee worst consumer relations ever...they really don't give a rats ass about the consumer compared to how sega did..or how sony and nintendo does and in the end the product reflects that..no matter what the technical or industry foothold..but anyways I'm going away from my point that I'm not against any particular product...only stating that this thing is but ugly..I do think the first 360 was poorly designed too...ya..

Auronvolgar
Auronvolgar

 @obsequies first of the wii controlls doesnt work so good as the sony move. second maybe its lame for some ppl for some other it isnt. 3rd its 100 better to hold this han hold nothing with xbox 360