Dirt Rally, the latest game from Codemasters, is expected to come out soon for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in the North American region. While the upcoming title should play great using a DualShock 4 or Xbox One Wireless Controller, using a racing wheel is the prefer way to play if you really want to immerse yourself in the experience. Below, you can find our list of supported PS4 and Xbox One race wheel sets to buy for Dirt Rally.
About the Game
First, let’s talk a little bit out the latest racing title from Codemasters. The videogame is designed to provide an authentic and realistic experience as it comes with the FIA Rallycross content, including six off-road cars (out of 36 vehicles total) in addition to the Lydden Hill, Holjes and Hell racing tracks.
In terms of gameplay, the physics simulation has been rebuilt for Dirt Rally as it will realistically capture the feel of driving on different surfaces such as forested areas, hillsides and snowy roads. Codemasters also improved upon the engine mapping, suspension and turbo modeling.
Dirt Rally already came out for the PC in late 2015 and has received plenty of acclaim for its realism. To further add to it, we suggest getting the following wheels if you are planning to buy the upcoming PlayStation 4 or Xbox One port.
Best supported PS4 race wheels for Dirt Rally
Thrustmaster T500 RS
The most expensive option on the PlayStation 4 is great if you don’t mind the high price tag. The Thrustmaster T500RS comes with a wheel that is capable of 1080 degrees of rotation along with taking advantage of HallEffect AccuRate Technology for better precision that won’t decrease in accuracy over time. The wheel also supports force feedback rumble for added immersion.
The set comes with an 100 percent metal three pedal set as you can change the height and spacing for each. Thus, you can create a F1 style or GT style placement. With the realistic brake mod, you can also adjust the resistance of the brake pedals. Last but not least, the pedal set has a metal footrest with non-slip grating texture to ensure that you won’t lose your footing during the more intensive moments.
So, while the Thrustmaster T500 RS Racing Wheel may be expensive, it does have more than enough features that should add plenty to Dirt Rally. You can purchase it with the set with this link on Amazon.
Thurstmaster T300 RS
The 300 RS has many of the same features as the T500 RS as it also comes with a 1080 degrees wheel (although the wheel is 11 inches as opposed as 12 inches). The 300 RS also comes with force feedback. Unlike the T500 RS, however, the cheaper version does include PlayStation 4 system buttons. So, if you are planning to use your wheel on other racing games, the 300 RS will end up being a more safe bet.
With that said, the pedal set of the 300 RS only contains two pedals. Even so you will be able to adjust the height and spacing with six different positions. The brake pedal also comes with progressive resistance as well.
You can find the Thrustmaster VG T300RS Race Wheel Set with this page.
One last supported set that you should consider for Dirt Rally on the PlayStation 4 is the Logitech G29. The wheel features 900 degrees of rotation along with a dual-motor rumble system. It is also built with solid steel ball bearings with a leather grip. Like the T300 RS, the G29 comes with PS4 system buttons as well.
Also included is a pedal unit so that you can accelerate, brake and shift gears. The brake pedal is also non-linear in order to imitate pressure-sensitive brake systems. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to adjust the spacing nor height of the pedals.
If you are still interested, you can find the Logitech G29 Driving Force Race Wheel here.
Top compatible Xbox One racing wheels for Dirt Rally
Thrustmaster VG TX Racing Wheel Leather Edition
The most expensive Xbox One wheel we recommend for Dirt Rally is the Thrustmaster VG TX Racing Wheel Leather Edition. This bundle comes with a TM Leather 28 GT 11-inch detachable leather wheel with an rotation angle of up to 900 degrees. The TX Servo Base also uses a brushless servomotor for force feedback in addition to utilizing HallEffect AccuRate Technology for improved precision and durability.
The bottom half of the set features a T3PA three pedal set that is made of 100 percent metal parts. The pedals can be adjusted while the included Conical Rubber Brake Mod will provide progressive resistance.
If you don’t mind paying more in order to get more, you can check out the Thrustmaster VG TX Racing Wheel Leather Edition via this link.
Thrustmaster TX Racing Wheel Ferrari 458 Italia Edition
Another Thrustmaster wheel worth checking out is the TX Racing Wheel Ferrari 458 Italia Edition. The included wheel is a 7:10 scale replica of the real-life Ferrari 458 Italia wheel and uses a brushless motor for rumble. It also uses the aforementioned HallEffect AccuRate Technology.
The wheel comes with a set containing two metal pedals, including a brake pedal that has progressive resistance.
So, if the VG TX Racing Wheel Leather Edition is too expensive for you, you should check out the Thrustmaster TX Racing Wheel Ferrari 458 Italia Edition via this page.
Logitech G920 Driving Force Racing Wheel
Last but not least, Xbox One gamers should also consider the Logitech G920. This wheel has the same features as the above-mentioned G29 PS4 version, so you can expect 900 degrees of rotation, dual-motor force feedback as well as being built via solid steel ball bearings with a leather cover.
With the pedal unit, you will be able to use gas, break (which uses a nonlinear mechanic for a more realistic feel) and change gears.
You can find the Logitech G920 Driving Force Racing Wheel here.So, if you are planning to purchase Dirt Rally on consoles, make sure you check out the six wheel sets we mentioned above if you want the most immersive experience possible.