Wii wheel

UbiSoft and Thrustmaster recently revealed a very intriguing Wii controller: a steering wheel. No big suprise here but what is strikingly curious is the fact that the wheel has no physical anchor to the ground, as with traditional steering wheels. It basically works simply as a controller device that the Wii remote is placed within and then manipulated.

Why do I blog this? what I find interesting here is the notion of immersion with such a device, reminds me how kids play with plates as steering wheel in imaginary games. What about removing the wheel?