It’s long been the assumption that Logitech have essentially abandoned the console gaming market, thanks in large part to the abject lack of support for their existing racing wheels in major games that include Project CARS and Driveclub. However, that might not quite be the case as certification and photos have been uncovered that suggest that a follow up to their high end G27 is on the way, in the form of the G29 Driving Force Racing Wheel.
That’s not a whole lot to go on, but this has since been backed up by photos taken by ‘Blatz’, one of their community members. It looks to be an evolution of the G27, with familiar metal gear shift paddles and overall shape, but with all the buttons now on the wheel’s face and a layout that features a PS symbol and Share button, pointing towards this being a PlayStation 4 oriented wheel.
However, there are a couple of points of doubt for me, such as that the two different images feature different forms of the Logitech gaming range logo on the wheel, with the blurrier one currently being used on their PC mouse range. Additionally, the box in one of the images looks nowhere near large enough to fit the wheel in. These inconsistencies could simply be explained by being pre-production demo units.
Update: The comments below pointed out that the box could simply be for a gear shifter add on, which would explain its size, while Paolo101 linked to a new image – thanks Paolo! – which has been added to the gallery and shows a Driving Force branded box tucked under the table. Certainly, this is now looking much, much more solid.
For now, it’s much safer to label this as a rumour, albeit one that’s very interesting and potentially exciting for racing game fans. If true, this could also open the door for older wheels to be supported on PS4 as well…