Thrustmaster recently introduced the TS-PC Racer, an enthusiast steering wheel for PC priced at $500. That’s a hefty price tag for a steering wheel that is lacking pedals. How does it differ from its cheaper brethren and is the Thrustmaster TS-PC Racer worth its price? To find out, we’ve slotted ourselves into our simulator racing seat.
With race classes like Formula 1, WEC and IMSA gaining popularity, it’s not a big surprise that racing games are on the rise again. The past few months we’ve seen big names in racing games release the latest versions of their games. Project Cars 2, Forza Motorsport 7 and Formula 1 2017 have been very well received indeed. If you want to get the most out of games like these and make it as realistic as possible, you will be needing a steering wheel. Thrustmaster’s latest wheel, the TS-PC Racer, is placed in the high-range segment and is supposed to appeal to enthusiast gamers.
This mean it comes equipped with a Force Feedback generator that is more powerful and faster than those found in cheaper steering wheels. The TS-PC also comes with 16-bits resolution and a base including a metal F1-style steering wheel including suede leather grips. This is all sounds very nice of course, but how does the TS-PC perform in the real world and can it justify its price tag which is almost double of what you pay for the popular T300 models. We got behind the wheel to find out.