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Sony unveils new PS3 peripheral, the Move Racing Wheel

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At E3, Sony premiered an all-new peripheral called the PlayStation Move Racing Wheel.

The peripheral "transforms your PlayStation Move motion controller into the ultimate racing experience, supporting any vehicle you choose to drive" — which seems to mean that users must already own a Move controller to take advantage of the device. In other words, anyone who doesn't have one needs to shell out money for a Move and a PlayStation Eye and now the Racing Wheel. It's uncertain whether Sony will package in a free controller.

Sony has listed some highlights for the peripheral:

  • Precise motion tracking for responsive handling of your vehicle
  • An innovative folding grip design will allow you to switch between racing a sports bike to a high-octane supercar
  • Feel the intense vibration feedback of your vehicle as you trade paint with the competition
  • Experience realistic gameplay action using the race car paddle shifters and motorcycle twist throttle controls

The PlayStation Move Racing Wheel will go on sale this fall for $39.99. It will support upcoming games such as Little Big Planet Karting as well as past titles like Gran Turismo 5, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, and BurnOut Paradise.

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[PlayStation Blog]

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