Any racing afficionado will tell you: The game itself is an incomplete experience without some good hardware to back it up. This is why Microsoft has spent a little time explaining the various racing accessories for its upcoming console, so you can get ready to put the pedal to the metal – literally – on Xbox One.
Branden Powell, Director of Strategic Alliances on the Xbox One, sits down with Microsoft’s Major Nelson (Larry Hryb) to show off some of the latest gear from Thrustmaster Mad Catz. It’s super-shiny, as you may expect, and there’s plenty of force feedback incorporated here.
While games like Forza Motorsport 5 are completely playable with the standard controller, and they’re quire enjoyable without any extra gear, a racing wheel can provide that little bit of extra authenticity – and once you’ve tried it, you’ll never go back.
This is just the latest example of Microsoft taking racing very seriously: This past weekend, the publisher entered a car in the Bathurst 1000 V8 SuperCars race – the Xbox One Racing Team came in a very respectable 10th place.