Eurogamer: "Many gamers forked out hundreds of pounds for expensive steering wheel peripherals for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 - only to find they do not work on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One."
I am really enjouing my 458 italia for the XB1, I will pick up the t300rs when a racing game hits on PS4 that I want to play. But it does suck that thrustmaster has a stranglehold on the current gen.
Undoubtedly Thrustmaster basically monopolised the Wheel business on the consoles. They are great wheels tho and considering the small amount of games supporting it its a risky investment right now. Maybe once Codemasters drops F1 2015 and Dirt 4 we will see it differently.
It would also be nice to not spend 300-400 USD on each wheel. It why I have considered going to PC exclusive for my racing, but then I would miss out on Grand Turismo and the FOrza series.
The deal is that you have to pay more.
All about money if they allowed you to use your last gen wheels the company would not sell anything and lose out. It does suck but thats the way it is. They want money
It does suck, I had a Logitech G27 for the PS3 and PC use, but now that the PS4 does not support it I actually sold it for $300 bucks to put towards the purchase of my PS4, so atleast that worked out well lol.
I dont think a single gamer cares one iota about why, only why not. Racing wheels have always annoyed me. So much cash for such a niche usage, a decent wheel should be able to be used on every platform. I have about 5 wheels in my loft from various generations collecting dust. Very Annoying. Hopefully Sony and MS can have a universally approved racing wheel that can have all these 'chips' and protocols onboard so that us gamers can just buy one wheel and play where we want to.
That would be great, but realistically most people don't have multiple systems. being a niche product, these companies can make more by keeping them separate. In addition, since most people don't have multiple systems, it means either raising the price to allow for the licensing costs be covered on each wheel sold, or taking a loss on the system. The only way you would see it really happen is if there wasn't a licensing cost involved. It's why many console wheels also support PC, because it doesn't cost much to actually support it. However I do agree. it's very annoying. On another note, someone a while back mentioned an adaptor for the Logitech GT wheel to make it work with the PS4. Am I mistaken that one exists, and if not, anyone know if it supports most of the features?
You're probably thinking of the Titan One. Not sure force feedback works on it though.
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Steering wheels can be confusing and a messy business.
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