Remember that ungainly PlayStation Move racing wheel controller that Sony unveiled after E3 which we quickly derided as one of the ugliest racing peripherals ever? Well, Sony have now released a detailed video preview of the attachment, demonstrating its capabilities and how you will look like a prized pillock when holding it:
The video claims that the Move controller will be twice as accurate as a DualShock controller, and that feedback will be provided through the handles and the Move controller itself. It also shows how the peripheral can double up as a controller for bike and flying games, which is quite rare and therefore, admittedly, a good selling point.
Forgive our cyncism but let's be honest, if you are serious about racing games you're going to invest in a proper racing wheel – having to constantly hold the 'wheel' in the air due to its lack of central pivot locking the device in place doesn't bode well for serious racing games like Gran Turismo 5, and it will surely become tiring after a while. I can't imagine surviving a 4 hour stint on GT5 if I still want the use of my arms.
Currently, only a handful of titles are said to support the controller, including LittleBigPlanet Karting, Gran Turismo 5, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, Burnout Paradise, MotorStorm Apocalypse, and more.
The PlayStation Move Racing Wheel is coming this Autumn to North America where it will retail for $39.99, although no European release has been announced as of yet. Don't forget, however, that you will also need to buy a Move controller and PlayStation Eye Camera, which bumps up the price.