The new Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Speed Wheel is set to be released on September-end, 2011. Microsoft had taken the previous version, Wireless Racing Wheels, off the self in 2009-2010 due to flawed components.
If you enjoy racing games on the Xbox 360 console, getting a steering wheel ought to be next on your to do list. Although the default controller works ok, The real "driving" experience of the games cant be enjoyed without an Xbox 360 Steering Wheel. You ought to definitely think about obtaining a steering wheel. Some Xbox 360 game enthusiasts have become accustom to using the regular control and don't concern about anything else. The reason could be availability of steering wheels , as on August 2007, Microsoft stopped production of Xbox 360 Wireless Racing Wheel due to a component in the wheel chassis that in rare cases may overheat and release smoke when the AC/DC power supply is used to power up the wheel. The old Xbox 360 Wireless Racing Wheel no longer seems to be supplied to stores, and Microsoft has removed mentioning it in their official Xbox website too. In other hand, if you destroy your regular controller, you can purchase another without any issue. But uou haven't played until you have played with an Xbox 360 steering wheel.
A few hours of playing with a controller will leave your hands with calluses. Imagine in case you drove a cab in a city and had to make use of a control all day to drive. Now that would be awkward. When it comes to driving games, our the body is designed to steer by wheel naturally. Driving with a control pad is awkward, having a racing chair will give you the final driving simulation experience. Driving with an Xbox 360 steering wheel will feel much more enhanced and natural in your hands compared to a normal controller. It will let you play a lot longer.
There are numerous game which is fully compatible with the steering wheels on Xbox 360, like
- Burnout Paradise
- Colin McRae Dirt
- Forza Motorsport
- Need For Speed
- Project Gotham Racing
- Sega Rally Revo
- Test Drive Unlimited
and so on, so when playing a racing game, it is always better, more efficient, and more effective if played with a steering wheel. Watch out for the new Xbox 360 Wireless Speed Wheel set to be released soon with a expected price tag of less then $100.