Enter the Logitech G920 & G29 Driving Force – the new entrants to Logitech’s line of driving wheels for racing simulators. It has been so long since the company has introduced the G27. However, instead of just going for one successor, the tech company decided to give the world two. The G29 is compatible for the PC, PS3, and the PS4, whereas the G920 is compatible for the Xbox One and the PC.
The Logitech G920 & G29 Driving Force are the Two Successors of the G27
The Logitech G920 & G29 Driving Force are said to be built to last and that only quality materials have been used in the creation of these devices. That being said, these driving wheels for gaming consoles are not radically different from that of the G27.
For those who have already tried the Logitech G920 & G29, you may find one caveat right out of the bat and that is the “Driving Force Shifter,” or rather the lack of this feature. While it is not completely lacking as it is now an optional feature, which means you may have to pay more to get this functionality.
For the G920, there are all new buttons found on its wheel which is still quite similar to the old G27. In fact, the steering gear housing is pretty much the same as well as the hardware found inside. So what exactly is different in the G920? For one thing, it does offer an improved button layout in the physical design, and the construction of the wheel does offer an improvement, but there is something missing in this model – the shift lights. These used to be a standard feature for the G27, and for whatever reason it may be, it is now missing in the G920.
Now onto the G29 Driving Force. As stated earlier, this was made for the PlayStation 3 and 4, as well as the PC. Compared to the G920, the G29’s wheel is exactly the same. All the internal hardware is also exactly the same as you get the helical gear system and the dual-motor force feedback. The difference are found on the wheel buttons as they now hold different designs to suit each gaming console.
Getting the Logitech G920 & G29 Driving Force (depending on which gaming console you have) will give any racing simulator buff a great experience. However, for its price it does feel like something still needs to be done to justify the price tag.