Logitech "Driving Force Pro Wheel" Brings
Unmatched Racing Realism to "Gran Turismo 4"
FREMONT, Calif. – February 22, 2005 – Now
that the much-anticipated Gran Turismo® 4 racing simulation game for
PlayStation®2 has arrived, gamers should consider optimizing their experience
with the most realistic, most advanced steering wheel ever made for gaming: the
Logitech® Driving Force Pro™ force feedback wheel.
Designed specifically for Gran Turismo 4 from
Sony Computer Entertainment America, the Logitech Driving Force Pro wheel helps
racers negotiate hairpin turns with the same 900-degree rotation they would
experience in a real performance streetcar. The leather-textured 10-inch wheel,
weighted pedals, sequential shift knob, and paddle shifters help to deliver an
unmatched level of driving realism. And with state-of-the-art force feedback
technology, drivers can feel the tires as they grab for traction on different
surfaces on the way to victory lane – without ever leaving the living room.
"We’ve worked very closely with Sony and
Polyphony Digital to develop the premier driving wheel for the premier racing
game," said Jef Holove, director of product marketing for Logitech’s Audio and
Interactive Business Unit. "The innovative features of the Driving Force Pro
coupled with its premium performance will make owners of Gran Turismo 4 the most
accomplished race drivers this side of a TV screen."
The award-winning Logitech Driving Force Pro
wheel is the only force feedback wheel currently on the market that features 900
degrees of rotation. While optimized for Gran Turismo 4, the Logitech Driving
Force Pro also works with all force feedback-enabled PlayStation 2 racing games
– allowing gamers to use one wheel for all their games. The Logitech Driving
Force Pro wheel has an automatic legacy mode for older games that support 200
degrees of rotation. More information on the Logitech Driving Force Pro wheel is
The wheel is now available at retailers and at
for a suggested retail price of $149.99 in the U.S.
Founded in 1981, Logitech designs,
manufactures and markets personal interface products that enable people to
effectively work, play, and communicate in the digital world. With corporate
headquarters through its U.S. subsidiary in Fremont, California, and regional
headquarters through local subsidiaries in Switzerland, Taiwan and Hong Kong,
Logitech International is a Swiss public company traded in Switzerland on the
Swiss Stock Exchange (LOGN) and in the U.S. on the Nasdaq National Market System
(LOGI). The company has manufacturing facilities in Asia and offices in major
cities in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.
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