The Ferrari gamepad for Xbox 360®: specially designed for racing,
with built-in gas and brake gauges!
London, August 15, 2012 — Thrustmaster is pleased to introduce its latest exclusive controller under official Ferrari license, designed to offer extreme precision, with built-in Light Feedback, speed gauges and Vibration Feedback. This new release also features an official license for Xbox 360®, and is honed to take the pole position in every race.
An unrivalled, truly innovative design:
The GPX LightBack Ferrari F1 Edition does not go unnoticed. Boasting a new design and looks inspired by the Musetto (i.e. the nose) of the Ferrari F1, it also proudly bears the signature of Scuderia Ferrari driver and Formula 1 World Champion Fernando Alonso!
The GPX LightBack Ferrari F1 Edition's unrivalled looks become even more remarkable during gameplay, thanks to 2 exclusive features: Light Feedback and speed gauges. Light Feedback enhances the gamepad's ministicks with interactive backlighting, which illuminates in sync with in-game events. The 2 speed gauges feature 8 built-in LEDs in total, offering improved visibility and control over acceleration and braking. The Light Feedback and speed gauges can easily be enabled or disabled by way of 2 ON/OFF switches. These specific features allow players to visualize the game's essential parameters – such as engine speed and braking power – during races, and improve their performance using indicators which are more precise than ever.
The GPX LightBack Ferrari F1 Edition also packs a punch under the hood, with a Vibration Feedback feature controlled by 2 high-frequency vibration motors built into the device's grips. These will allow Xbox 360® owners, current users of Windows® 7 and Vista and future users of Windows® 8 to truly feel the power of their cars’ engines.
Optimized precision for ultimate performance:
In addition to its high-performance features described above, the GPX LightBack Ferrari F1 Edition offers unrivalled gaming precision. This is mainly due to its ministicks, which provide optimized precision – twice as much, in fact, as any other currently available controller – thanks to new firmware. These 2 ministicks also feature textured non-slip rubber cladding, ensuring optimal handling and comfort.
The 2 progressive triggers, which are long and curved, are designed to offer optimized ergonomics, allowing for enhanced adjustment and control of the actions applied. The cross-shaped D-pad is also designed to provide improved precision in all 8 directions. The controller's equipment is rounded off by an Xbox Guide/WINDOWS LIVE button featuring 4 LEDs, along with a built-in headset connector.
The GPX LightBack Ferrari F1 Edition will be available at the end of September at a suggested retail price of €49.99 (VAT included).