Now that Gran Turismo 5 is burning up the time of all males between the ages of 18-80, we can now turn our attention to the best way to enjoy a racing simulator like GT5. Naturally, the first thing that comes to mind are those external steering wheels that take the gaming experience to a whole new level.
For a time, Logitech’s Driving Force was the only steering wheel controller available on the market for racing sims like GT5. But today, we received word that Thrustmaster has thrusted – no pun intended – themselves in the conversation with the T500RS, an officially licensed steering wheel accessory for Gran Turismo 5 . It was only a matter of time before Logitech found itself a worthy steering wheel controller competitor and apparently, that time has finally come.
We haven’t had the chance to test out the T500RS, but Thrustmaster has put out the bold proclamation that theirs is the best GT5 steering wheel accessory in the market. And with the price tag of $500, it sure costs like one.
Certainly, forking over that kind of money is a pretty big investment in its own right. But if Thrustmaster is all they say they are, it should be a must for every GT5-playing nut to experience the thrill of playing the game the only way it should be played. And, by the way, there’s a definite emphasis on the word "nut."