Wednesday, August 5th 2020

Logitech G Announces TRUEFORCE Racing Wheel

Logitech G, a brand of Logitech, and leading innovator of gaming technologies and gear, today unveiled the Logitech G923 Racing Wheel and Pedals, a high performance racing wheel that revolutionizes the sim racing experience. Engineered for maximum realism, G923 features TRUEFORCE a new high-definition force feedback system that dials into a game's physics and audio engine to deliver an ultra-realistic experience.

"A great force-feedback racing wheel can be the difference between crossing the finish line first and spinning off the track and not finishing at all," said McLaren F1 driver Lando Norris. "The new Logitech G923 wheel with TRUEFORCE gives drivers an authentic experience behind the wheel and simulates the details we feel as racing drivers. I can feel if the rear of the car loses grip or if I'm about to spin, which gives me the best chance to quickly correct it, and stay ahead of the competition."
TRUEFORCE is a proprietary high definition force feedback technology that revolutionizes what's possible in supported racing games. Using actual game physics and audio in real time, it allows players to feel things like the roar of an engine, tire traction, the terrain of the track, and feedback of the steering wheel more than ever before. TRUEFORCE connects directly to in-game engines, processing at up to 4000 times per second to produce next-gen realism and detail in supported games.

"For the last few years, we've been working with sim drivers, and professional race car drivers to develop a full-featured, realistic driving experience like no other," said Ujesh Desai, general manager at Logitech G. "With TRUEFORCE you really get to feel the road, along with all the subtle features of the race car. It truly elevates the experience, and everyone we've had try it always walks away with a smile!"

Designed for today's sim racers, the G923 wheel and pedals have been modernized with a brushed metal steering wheel, polished pedals and a leather wheel cover for maximum comfort. In addition, the G923 was designed with a number of new features, including:
  • Programmable Dual Clutch Launch Controls - allows racers to get off the line cleaner and faster with a programmable dual-clutch that facilitates maximum traction and minimum smoke.
  • Built-In Rev Indicator - built-in colored LED lights indicate your RPM range, alerting the racer when they're hitting redline.
  • On-Wheel Game Controls - game controls for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5* consoles integrated into the steering wheel for total control at your fingertips.
  • Progressive Brake Pedals - featuring a new progressive spring for a more responsive feel, the new brake pedal responsiveness adds more realism and control.
  • 24-Point Selection Dial - built in selection dial allows the racer to adjust traction, torque, automatic stability management, brake force and more.
Pricing and Availability
The Logitech G923 Racing Wheel and Pedals will work with PlayStation 4 and PC when it launches in America and Europe in August 2020, for a suggested retail price of $399.99. The G923 will also work with PlayStation 5* when the console launches this holiday season.
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19 Comments on Logitech G Announces TRUEFORCE Racing Wheel

#1
Caring1
Ouch, that price.
If it was AU $399.99 I might consider it, but not at double that once imported and duties, profits etc are added.
How big is the wheel, if it's F1 tiny forget it, for realism it should be around 13"
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#2
pluisje
Interesting that there is next to nothing about the actual technology it has... So I assume it's not an actual sim-grade set with direct drive wheel & load-cell pedals, but just a load of marketing babble, bummer.
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#3
my_name_is_earl
It's been a bajillion years since they refresh their racing lineup.
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#4
Chomiq
Took them long enough. Wonder if it's still using gear system for FF instead of belt driven like the competition.

Edit.
Nope, still gears like older models. Verge has a preview. They pretty much left everything as is, wheel now vibrates constantly when driving and they've added progressive spring to the break pedal.
So much for innovation.
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#5
Dammeron
Did they finally move on to belt drives, or are still using the ratchet system?

Also - no mention, if there's a load-cell brake pedal, or just "better feel" linear one...
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#6
Aoyagi
Hopefully it's built as good as the G27. The G920 was a bit of a disappointment in that regard.
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#7
Chomiq
Aoyagi
Hopefully it's built as good as the G27. The G920 was a bit of a disappointment in that regard.
It looks pretty much the same as G920, they just changed the colors on buttons and dials. I wouldn't expect much improvement. At least it won't burn out FF motor like Thrustmaster wheels tend to do.
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#8
AnarchoPrimitiv
Logitech used to be for those of us who coudltn afford a Thrustmaster, I guess not anymore
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#9
Kohl Baas
Chomiq
It looks pretty much the same as G920, they just changed the colors on buttons and dials. I wouldn't expect much improvement. At least it won't burn out FF motor like Thrustmaster wheels tend to do.
It's a shame Fanatec has abandoned the sub-400 range of controllers...
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#10
midnightoil
I imagine this is still ratchet rather than belt, just with more advanced firmware / software, by the sound of it.

For those talking about load cell pedals, or direct drive ... keep dreaming. You'll never ever get either at this price or one even close to it.
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#11
Xex360
Why it doesn't support all the platforms, and you have to buy the same wheel under a different name for the Xbox.
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#12
midnightoil
Xex360
Why it doesn't support all the platforms, and you have to buy the same wheel under a different name for the Xbox.
Because the APIs that MS have on XBOX for wheels, pedals and various other peripherals is ancient, and probably wouldn't be possible to support the software stack associated with the wheel and pedals. And there would be absolutely no way of enabling stuff like the LEDs for revs. It's been an issue for years, and MS haven't done anything about it.
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#13
AsRock
TPU addict
Chomiq
Took them long enough. Wonder if it's still using gear system for FF instead of belt driven like the competition.

Edit.
Nope, still gears like older models. Verge has a preview. They pretty much left everything as is, wheel now vibrates constantly when driving and they've added progressive spring to the break pedal.
So much for innovation.
i got tired of that shi years ago and they all so did the it has a steel shaft but the not holding it together was plastic ( a real nut and locktight solved the issue ), gear designed i have seen the cogs stripped.

Belt ones i have never had and sounds like a terrible idea just the thought of it.
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#14
Dave65
Always looking for a used G27 they were the best. Wish I hadn't sold mine!
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#15
Mistral
What's the extra pedal for?
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#16
nangu
Same old stuff since G25/G27 years and years ago. The only thing Logitech is upgrading on these wheels, it's the price.

At this time, for that money I expect a belt driven wheel as a minimum, not this.

Marketing, marketing, marketing :-((
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#17
Vader
Mistral
What's the extra pedal for?
Not sure if you're joking or american xD
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#18
_JP_
Confusing naming, as G920 was the XBOX spin-off they did, otherwise it was the predicable G25, G27, G29 for the usual PC/PSx wheel.
XBOX variant will be the same minus the extra buttons and LED rev warning...going by what they actually did to this one, so much for a difference, my G920 is fine still.
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#19
Dimi
I would much rather pay $170 more for the Fanatec CSL Elite Starter bundle.

You get a BELT driven wheelbase, pretty basic but upgradable paddels and a decent wheel.

Real intro sim grade stuff. Not toy-like unlike this Logitech gear crap.
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