If you’re a racing game enthusiast, 2021 is bound to be a great year, thanks to the release of a number of superb titles such as F1 2021, WRC 10, and Hot Wheels Unleashed. There are also, of course, a number of older titles that will definitely make for some exhilarating racing. If you consider yourself as more than an ‘occasional player’ and don’t already own a cool racing setup, you might want to finally take the plunge and create one for yourself. Apart from a good racing wheel and pedals, you may also want to invest in a comfortable racing chair and high-resolution screen.
A good racing wheel is essential
The most important components of your racing game setup are the steering wheel and pedals. Although there are still players who prefer to take control of their virtual vehicles via a controller, a racing wheel makes for a far more immersive gaming experience. When buying a racing wheel, you need to look for one that is not only highly responsive, but also durable and comfortable to hold. A silent motor and good force feedback are also paramount. You also need to check that the pedals tick all the right boxes while mimicking a real-life driving experience as closely as possible. If you are a multi-platform player, opt for a wheel that is compatible with more than one of your consoles.
Boost your gameplay and your posture
If you find yourself spending more than just a few hours a week in front of your PC burning rubber, you should definitely include a gaming chair in your setup. A quality gaming chair can benefit you in multiple ways. When seated in a comfortable gaming chair, you can enjoy longer gaming sessions without having to contend with a stiff neck and shoulders, leg cramps, and the general sense of discomfort that is typically experienced after sitting in the same position for hours on end. If you are primarily a racing game fanatic, you can benefit from investing in a specialized gaming chair that boasts an adjustable wheel support bar and a pedal bar on which you will clip your pedals.
Don’t neglect the visual and sound
Until you are seated in from of a 24-inch curved screen while racing to F1 glory you probably don’t know what a difference a decent screen will make to your gaming experience. As a racer, you basically have three options when it comes to your screen setup. You can make use of a singular screen, invest in a triple-screen setup, or make use of a VR headset. While all three screen options are very different from one another, they each have merit. You ultimately have to choose a screen based on a number of variables, such as the available space, your budget, and the power attributes of your GPU. If you really want to take your gaming to the next level, throw in a respectable surround sound system so that you can indulge in the sound of squealing rubber and roaring engines.
Racing game enthusiasts have plenty to look forward to this year. By investing in a decent racing setup, you can give your overall gaming experience a tremendous boost.