Update: I have received a response from Logitech, stating they do not comment on rumors. If/When they have news, they will be in contact with me.
Logitech’s G Series of computer peripherals is the company’s top line of products, and responsible for one of the most popular sim racing wheel/pedal sets of all time: the Logitech G27. Released in 2010, the G27 was the final quality wheel made by Logitech, which has left many waiting for a proper successor. Now, thanks to Maxconsole, we may have our first leak of the “Logitech G29 Driving Force”.
Despite claims that Logitech would be leaving the console peripheral market, this new wheel predominantly features Playstation 4 buttons. The rotary dial on the Driving Force GT also is on this wheel, possibly for Gran Turismo 7, which is slated for next year.
To be honest, I am a little skeptical of this, but also a little worried if it is true. It looks like the base is the same size as the Logitech G27, which would likely mean Logitech has chosen to stay with a gear-drive system. Many were hoping that the G29 would adopt a belt-drive or even direct-drive system. Also, some of the buttons are directly taken from the Driving Force GT, which makes this look more like a “Frankenstein” of sorts. I’m also not too fond of the L2/R2 and L3/R3 buttons.
Another thing that may actually confirm this being legitimate is the box behind the wheel in the first image. Note that the box says Driving Force Shifter. This would mean two things for the consumer:
- The shifter would most likely be sold separately from the wheel
- The boxing does have the same style as other Logitech G products
Note that this is by no means an absolute confirmation, and I will try to reach out to Logitech to see if they have anything to say on the matter. Logitech will also be at E3 in a few weeks, so we may see a formal announcement then.
Do you think this is a real prototype of the Logitech G29? What are your thoughts on the wheel? Let us know in the comments!