Thoughts on the Farming Simulator Wheel by Saitek

Saitek recently announced the new Farming Simulator Wheel.

As of June 13, 2015 it is on pre- order, so you if you really want to buy now you can do so.

Pricing and Bundles

There are three different bundles that you can choose from.

  1. Wheel + Pedals + Side panel $399CDN
  2. Side Panel $199CDN
  3. Wheel and Pedals $199CDN
Whole Bundle

Pre-ordering will cost you $359 CDN to get the whole bundle, which is a bit on the pricey side you can get a G27 for less.

Farming Simulator Wheel

If you already have a wheel like a G27, they do offer the option of just the side panel which is is an interesting bit of kit.

Side Panel

The side panel is $199 CDN.

Side Panel Farming Simulator Wheel

Wheel and Pedals

If you just want the pedals and wheel there is an option for that too, which costs $199CDN.

Farming simulator wheel and pedals

 

When Do We Get It

According to the Saitek website, it says, “Available Fall 2015”.

That suggests that it will be ready for Christmas.   Maybe even sooner if we are lucky.

My Thoughts

At first glance the bundle seems very nice. It has some great details that would be perfect for Farming Simulator. After all, it is  wheel that is designed for the game right?

I do have some concerns though about how well it will be integrated into the game.

What I mean is, if I look at how well the G27 has been integrated so far we can see that a bad job has been done.

I only hope that they take the initiate and make sure the setup works flawlessly with the game.

If we compare how well Farm Sim works with peripherals in comparison to Euro Truck Simulator, Giants has done a bad job.

We can only hope that it will work perfectly, but based on Giants track record it leads me to believe that they will run into problems.

We don’t know how well the wheel and side panel are going to work with other games. Because it’s Saitek is working on the gear, we hope that it will function with other games.

The other concern is the price.   $399 is pricey. I am not sure how many people will shell out that money to get the  whole bundle.  I suppose we will just have to wait and see.

Also, the two other bundles priced at $199 might be a bit more attractive for some people, but still a bit pricey.

Hopes

We can hope that the wheel will work properly with the  game. If it works well, it will be a fantastic wheel and side panel set up.

If it doesn’t work well, then people will continue to use the G27 with Farm Sim with few problems.

Where To Buy

Right now, you can pre-order the bundle from Saitek itself on their website.

Conclusion

I would wait until we have some more information about how well the wheel works with the game itself.

Once we know, then we can make a better informed decision.

 

What do you guys think?

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