Do you want to start sim racing but don’t have the money to get a racing wheel? Our own ChampionJoe has you covered!
When we think of sim racing, we always picture someone using a racing wheel. Whether it be a simple one attached to a desk accompanied by a television and office chair or as part of a bespoke simulator with a triple screen arrangement and a bucket seat.
But not everyone is so fortunate. There are plenty of people who either have to make do or even choose to race with a controller, so ChampionJoe decided to have a go with a controller on some of the top simulators. These being RaceRoom, rFactor 2, the original Assetto Corsa, Assetto Corsa Competizione and iRacing.
Getting a start
Most people only race on these simulators once they have a full setup including a racing wheel. It’s often the more ‘simcade’-type titles such as the F1 games, Gran Turismo or Forza that get gamers hooked and the process often goes from getting themselves a wheel to then buying the more in depth simulation-style games like iRacing, rFactor 2 and Assetto Corsa Competizione.
The attitudes towards the way certain people play the games in their own time can be really unnecessary and offputting. So many people will inevitably throw shade at whoever dares to play a top of the market racing simulator, such as iRacing, using a mere gamepad. We say, as long as you aren’t ruining the experiences of whoever else is playing, play the game however you like. Controller or wheel, F1 or iRacing, we are all united in our love of driving virtual cars.
Do any of you race on these sims using a controller? Tell us on Twitter at @OverTake_gg or in the comments down below!