Fanatec on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

edited February 2016 in Blog
Here is the long awaited news about PlayStation 4 and Project CARS.

With the ClubSport Wheel V2 you can play all three versions of Project CARS.

Please note that for Xbox One you still need to add a Xbox One compatible steering wheel rim while on the PS4 the wheels will work as they are and you don't even need to put them in PlayStation mode.

The first Xbox One steering wheel will be announced very soon.

Press release:
 

Slightly Mad Studios and Fanatec are proud to announce today that Project CARS will now support a range of Fanatec hardware on both PlayStation®4 and Xbox One.

"Wheels, pedals, and gear sticks are the natural input devices for racing games; we have an innate knowledge of how they work from real life and they provide the most immersive, authentic experience for gamers.” said Andy Tudor, Creative Director. "So as we near the launch of Project CARS we’re pleased to announce additional support for the following Fanatec hardware on  PC, PlayStation®4 and Xbox One…"
PC & PLAYSTATION®4

Porsche 911 Turbo S
Porsche 911 GT2
Porsche 911 GT3 RS V2
CSR
CSR Elite
PC, PLAYSTATION®4 & XBOX ONE
 
ClubSport Wheel Base 
ClubSport Wheel Base v2
“Gamers have been enjoying the solid build quality, integrated technology, and pure driving sensation of these fantastic products for a while now on PC and previous-generation platforms but through a continued collaboration with the team at Fanatec players are now going to be able to use the wheels they already own or are thinking of purchasing with Project CARS via an update on day one.”
 
“The quality of the input devices play an important role in the immersion factor of a simulation and especially our ClubSport series delivers an automotive quality and experience level. We are now bringing this level to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and Project CARS is the perfect title to make best use of our technology. This combination is a new milestone on gaming consoles.” (Thomas Jackermeier, CEO Endor AG / Fanatec)
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Comments

  • edited March 2015
    So now I'll have to go and buy a PS4 TOO....JUST to play PCars...LoL
  • This is awesome for PS4 owners. And CSWv1 owners. Great job Fanatec!
  • edited March 2015

    I feel sorry for those , PS4, who sold their Fanatec gear to buy the V2 and now...THAT LATE...they come to see that ALL gear works with PS4.

    THINK you could have made that announcement WAY sooner Thomas!

    Will it also work with Driveclub?

  • I feel sorry for those , PS4, who sold their Fanatec gear to buy the V2 and now...THAT LATE...they come to see that ALL gear works with PS4.

    THINK you could have made that announcement WAY sooner Thomas!

    Will it also work with Driveclub?

    Pretty sure this is only for Pcars. Sony said some games could make older compatibility specifically just for their product if desired. I believe Slightly Mad have done just that.
  • On PS3 and PS4 there is no generic wheel support within the operating system like it is on Xbox 360 or One.

    On PS every game needs to integrate special drivers to make a peripheral work. But it is not difficult to implement those drivers. The challenge for us was to develop those drivers. We now gave the drivers to the game developers and you can expect more compatible games in future.
  • This is awesome!
    Well done Thomas and well done SMS. I think Dillon is right, Sony always said it was up to developers to add support for old HW if they wished to do so and Sony would not block them.

    Eagerly awaiting the X1 rim announcement :)
  • edited March 2015

    Only wished I knew this 2 weeks SOONER!!!!! Now all LE are sold out for PS4 !!! :-& :((

    BUT well done Fanatec team !!! So a firmware update available too pretty soon ?

  • Looks Like i Will Be Getting a PS4 This Afternoon!!!
  • I'll have to get a PCars LE somewhere before I buy a PS4

  • Das sind doch mal Topp News. Freut mich das es für die PS4 Benutzer solch einen breiten Support gibt.
  • Awesome news !

    I hope will also works on Driveclub, I know it's pure arcade but is fun !
    Real simulators like Pcars for me is better on PC.

    Hope the XB1 rim will be realease very soon !

    Thank You to all Fanatec team for the great work !
  • Wow, what a great news! I love you all fanatec folks, including you, Thomas!
    I am eager for the Xbox one wheel, but I can still have fun either on PC or PS4!
    Fortunately I have all 3 platforms.
    Good job Thomas!
  • Merci Thomas ;-) et toutes votre équipe , merci aussi pour la qualité des volants
  • Also great the V1 and V1.5 base will work with XOne
  • the PS4 compatibility , is it just for Project Cars or other games like DriveClub , The Crew .....etc ????

    I think we just have to waait for the new firmware ...............!!!!
  • On PS3 and PS4 there is no generic wheel support within the operating system like it is on Xbox 360 or One.

    On PS every game needs to integrate special drivers to make a peripheral work. But it is not difficult to implement those drivers. The challenge for us was to develop those drivers. We now gave the drivers to the game developers and you can expect more compatible games in future.

  • The Formula Carbon might not have been the best picture to show for the CSW base compatibility. People will assume older rims will work with X1.
  • Fantastic news ! Pity I went out and purchased TM T300 & T3PA pedals, never thought it would happen in time for pcars, should have had more faith in Fanatec. I've also just ordered a CPX adapter , to use the CS pedals with the T300. Teach me not to panic, all a waste of money now. 
  • Just sell em Granville...I know it'll be sold quickly
  • Fantastic news ! Pity I went out and purchased TM T300 & T3PA pedals, never thought it would happen in time for pcars, should have had more faith in Fanatec. I've also just ordered a CPX adapter , to use the CS pedals with the T300. Teach me not to panic, all a waste of money now. 
    There will be more offers which make you come back. At least you still have the right pedals ;)
  • Wochenlang ungerechtfertigt verbale Prügel bezogen und jetzt die Nörgler mit einer News mundtot gemacht. *Applaus* ;-)

    Mein altes CSR ist direkt ein wenig mehr Wert beim Verkauf, ist schließlich nun auch kompatibel zur PS4. Fehlt nur noch das Xbox One Lenkrad für meine V2 Basis und ich kann endlich wieder Platz in meinem CSL nehmen. Laufe aber noch "schwanger" damit ob ich mir nicht den neuen Shifter auch noch zulegen soll und zwar als Kombination H-Schaltung und Sequentiell.

    Warte aber erst noch das Lenkrad für die One ab. Das wird sowieso sofort bestellt wenn es im Shop verfügbar ist. Ich höre von Euch. :-)
  • Just sell em Granville...I know it'll be sold quickly
    Yes you are probably right, I was on a waiting list for the CPX adapter, 6 months !!!!! 
    I wonder if Fanatec will make dedicated PS4 GT rim,      slightly smaller and lighter than the BMW  rim would be perfect.
  • edited March 2015
    Now the question is does the Xbox wheel work on PC/PS4 if it just needs PC mode on PS4 it culd be one wheel to rule them all, or if I should just by a PC/PS4 wheel now and the xbox one later. I guess I can just use my Turbo S on PS4 in hte meantime for project cars, still haven't preordered any version yet, may wait for xbox wheel info, it is better to use Xbox version because that can stay on a separate TV. 
  • Fantastic news ! Pity I went out and purchased TM T300 & T3PA pedals, never thought it would happen in time for pcars, should have had more faith in Fanatec. I've also just ordered a CPX adapter , to use the CS pedals with the T300. Teach me not to panic, all a waste of money now. 


    There will be more offers which make you come back. At least you still have the right pedals ;)

    Not sold my Fanatec gear Thomas, V2 is to good to sell,  just needed to be able to play pcars on PS4 day one !  I'll sell my Thrustmaster gear now. Really pleased I can use the V2 on pcars now.
  • what offers thomas, multiple wheels deals would be nice, xbox wheel and PC/PS4 one. 
  • edited March 2015
    On PS3 and PS4 there is no generic wheel support within the operating system like it is on Xbox 360 or One.

    On PS every game needs to integrate special drivers to make a peripheral work. But it is not difficult to implement those drivers. The challenge for us was to develop those drivers. We now gave the drivers to the game developers and you can expect more compatible games in future.
    This is awesome! 

    Just to clarify will the following hardware work on PS4 (Project Cars) once attached to the CWB V2?
    - Clubsport Shifter SQ
    - Clubsport Pedal V2
    - Handbrake

    Because I don't see on Project Cars website any mention on the pedals and the shifter under PS4 (while it is there on PC), just the wheel...it would be really a shame if I can't use the shifter but maybe it's just a matter of time
    :(
  • This is awesome! 

    Just to clarify will the following hardware work on PS4 (Project Cars) once attached to the CWB V2?
    - Clubsport Shifter SQ
    - Clubsport Pedal V2
    - Handbrake

    Because I don't see on Project Cars website any mention on the pedals and the shifter under PS4 (while it is there on PC), just the wheel...it would be really a shame if I can't use the shifter but maybe it's just a matter of time
    :(
    They should all work but I haven't tested it yet
  • If the X1 rim will work with the v1 for Pcars, does that mean the v1 base will work on Forza 5/6 also?
  • edited March 2015
    Just sell em Granville...I know it'll be sold quickly


    Yes you are probably right, I was on a waiting list for the CPX adapter, 6 months !!!!! 
    I wonder if Fanatec will make dedicated PS4 GT rim,      slightly smaller and lighter than the BMW  rim would be perfect.



    The CPX is worth it's money in GOLD Granville...put it on e bay or similar and it'll go trough the roof !!!

    @ Thomas...could you please please please let us XBoxers know that it is possible to have an XOne rim at home when PCars hits the shelves......cause I'm allready mailing people for a second hand PS4...real frustrating to be kept in the dark...


    YEAH YEAH I know....I chose so BUT STILL

  • On PS3 and PS4 there is no generic wheel support within the operating system like it is on Xbox 360 or One.

    On PS every game needs to integrate special drivers to make a peripheral work. But it is not difficult to implement those drivers. The challenge for us was to develop those drivers. We now gave the drivers to the game developers and you can expect more compatible games in future.


    This is awesome! 

    Just to clarify will the following hardware work on PS4 (Project Cars) once attached to the CWB V2?
    - Clubsport Shifter SQ
    - Clubsport Pedal V2
    - Handbrake

    Because I don't see on Project Cars website any mention on the pedals and the shifter under PS4 (while it is there on PC), just the wheel...it would be really a shame if I can't use the shifter but maybe it's just a matter of time
    :(

    If they are connected to the wheel base they will work !
  • This is awesome! 

    Just to clarify will the following hardware work on PS4 (Project Cars) once attached to the CWB V2?
    - Clubsport Shifter SQ
    - Clubsport Pedal V2
    - Handbrake

    Because I don't see on Project Cars website any mention on the pedals and the shifter under PS4 (while it is there on PC), just the wheel...it would be really a shame if I can't use the shifter but maybe it's just a matter of time
    :(


    They should all work but I haven't tested it yet

    Awesome! It would be interesting to know how the Handbrake should be connected to make it work on PS4 + Project Cars (Pedals PCB like on 360, USB adapter...). 
    Please let us know after you've tested it!
  • Hello Thomas, now I can talk! :) I have Rseat RS1 , Fanatec CSW V2 and V2 CSP , This is the news I have waited for! I congratulate the entire team of Fanatec and also to the collaboration of SMS Studio!
    Just a stupid question :)
    Since had to develop the drivers compatible to make your peripherals , they will be able to use the screen of the wheel indicating the speed and gear change, or will be limited to PC users with FANALEDS program.

    Thanks again , great news
  • Hasn't the PS4 been backwards compatible with all the PS3 compatible wheels for quite some time now?

    Also the V2 working with next gen consoles isn't news. It says it right in the description when you order it. That was the deciding factor for me when it came down to buying one.

    Am I missing something?

    I was really hoping for details on the X1 specific wheel or add-on compatibility. My suggestion it for Fanatec to make a spreadsheet with all the consoles and their compatibility with all the peripherals. Also a FAQ might be nice for questions that are going to come up frequently.

    One thing I will ask is if the wheel is specific to X1 and it will be the only wheel that you can use on the X1, can you use the X1 specific wheel on PS4 or PC? I mean is it a wheel for consoles, for X1 ONLY, or X1/PC?

    To be honest if the base works for everything why should you need a separate wheel for every console? Please explain. Something tells me it has something to do with Microsoft though.
  • I was hoping this would be the news we were all waiting for the XO rim announcement. We always knew we could play pCars with our Fanatec wheels as it's only the weaker console versions that have more limited support. Why people are saying they're going to run out and buy a ps4 just for this is beyond me when the PC version is much better and has supported the wheels all along.

    Even a $100 videocard will run it better than ps4 will.

  • Hasn't the PS4 been backwards compatible with all the PS3 compatible wheels for quite some time now?

    Also the V2 working with next gen consoles isn't news. It says it right in the description when you order it. That was the deciding factor for me when it came down to buying one.

    Am I missing something?

    I was really hoping for details on the X1 specific wheel or add-on compatibility. My suggestion it for Fanatec to make a spreadsheet with all the consoles and their compatibility with all the peripherals. Also a FAQ might be nice for questions that are going to come up frequently.

    One thing I will ask is if the wheel is specific to X1 and it will be the only wheel that you can use on the X1, can you use the X1 specific wheel on PS4 or PC? I mean is it a wheel for consoles, for X1 ONLY, or X1/PC?

    To be honest if the base works for everything why should you need a separate wheel for every console? Please explain. Something tells me it has something to do with Microsoft though.
    Only the thrustmaster T500 was backwards compatible, No logitech wheels work. 
  • Fantastische Neuigkeiten Thomas! Wie sieht es mit den PS3 Rims aus? Lohnt es, sich für die PS4 ein Porsche RSR Rim zu kaufen??? Habt ihr den Treiber zufällig auch an Codemasters geschickt? Ich denke da an F1 2015 und Dirt 4.... :)
  • @Jason...Because I don't have money growing on my back!

    I'm spending about 1200 € on Fanatec gear...so another 300€ for a second hand PS4 OR another 1000€ for a gaming pc.....my choice is easily made....

    So please stop shoving everyone a gaming pc up their throat.....it's people's own choice

  • @Antoine, like I said a $100 videocard will beat a ps4 and I'm entitled to my opinion as much as you are. Claiming it costs 1,000 euros to beat a ps4 is complete BS.
  • @Antoine, like I said a $100 videocard will beat a ps4 and I'm entitled to my opinion as much as you are. Claiming it costs 1,000 euros to beat a ps4 is complete BS.
    Jason, from what I heard I needs a top spec PC to run in really well.
  • How about this...I don't even own a pc, just a laptop.....a 500€ pc ain't cutting it. Just go ahead and  see this site and do the math....it ain't cheap living here!

    http://www.paradigit.nl/

    Click on Componenten and put one together for pcars' adviced pc parts. 

  • I like some of you are tired PC been seen as the choice. To be honest I'm getting PCars on PC and X1. I have friends on both. I'm blessed I know that most can't do this.
  • How about this...I don't even own a pc, just a laptop.....a 500€ pc ain't cutting it. Just go ahead and  see this site and do the math....it ain't cheap living here!

    http://www.paradigit.nl/

    Click on Componenten and put one together for pcars' adviced pc parts. 

    € 592,95 was the best I could do from that site for recommended specs, however cutting slightly on CPU and overclocking you could get really close to the same performance for € 495,95

  • edited March 2015
    @Antoine, like I said a $100 videocard will beat a ps4


    Simply not true.

    I wish people would stop spreading this falsity. Just because a pc has the same or slightly higher specs than a ps4 has, the ps4 version will almost always run and look better than a similarly spec'ed PC. This is because the PS4 game is designed and optimized much, much better to run on PS4 only, they don't need to take into account infinite variability's of all possible PC configurations. Developers get to pick and choose where to compromise on console games while on a PC they leave it up to the users to turn on/off graphics options - the problem with that is those options are global on PC - turn textures to medium and ALL textures are now set to medium.

    On a console they get to go turn THAT texture to medium but leave THOSE textures at Ultra because the gamers will notice those more.

    So again stop spreading that $400 PC can match PS4 graphics - someday it will mind you but not right now. Not to mention that $400 PC needs a keyboard & mouse, an operating system now it is $500-$550 (if you actually pay for it).

    This is coming from a person who owns both a PC and a PS4 and has also built multiple PC's. Now is a good time to own a console. Don't let these "PC is the only way" people fool you.

    Credit where credit is due - a Decent PC $550-ish or more will out perform a PS4 but the difference is slight.

  • Okay...that's allmost 600€...BUT you wanna spend a little more to be sure NOTHING gets overheated...damaged or anything...So 100 more. Then a proper keyboard mouse and don't forget a high end monitor...120hz...about 300 bucks...and what if I want a triple screen setup...how much would JUST the pc be....Jason...I know what I'm talking about..1000€ ALL IN is the best you can do!!!!! Sorry to blow your bubble!!!

  • @Antoine, like I said a $100 videocard will beat a ps4


    Simply not true.

    I wish people would stop spreading this falsity. Just because a pc has the same or slightly higher specs than a ps4 has, the ps4 version will almost always run and look better than a similarly spec'ed PC. This is because the PS4 game is designed and optimized much, much better to run on PS4 only, they don't need to take into account infinite variability's of all possible PC configurations. Developers get to pick and choose where to compromise on console games while on a PC they leave it up to the users to turn on/off graphics options - the problem with that is those options are global on PC - turn textures to medium and ALL textures are now set to medium.

    On a console they get to go turn THAT texture to medium but leave THOSE textures at Ultra because the gamers will notice those more.

    So again stop spreading that $400 PC can match PS4 graphics - someday it will mind you but not right now. Not to mention that $400 PC needs a keyboard & mouse, an operating system now it is $500-$550 (if you actually pay for it).

    This is coming from a person who owns both a PC and a PS4 and has also built multiple PC's. Now is a good time to own a console. Don't let these "PC is the only way" people fool you.

    Credit where credit is due - a Decent PC $550-ish or more will out perform a PS4 but the difference is slight.

    You can get all recommended specs except CPU, where you go from 8 core to 4 core and 4Ghz to 3.8Ghz which is still way above minimum specs for $532 with Windows 8.1. So for a Project cars build you can get pretty close to a console price, especially if you used the same OS/hard drive from your current computer, that would shave $130 off the price. 
  • € 592,95 was the best I could do from that site for recommended specs, however cutting slightly on CPU and overclocking you could get really close to the same performance for € 495,95


    What were the specs in this "beast" for 495 euro?
  • @Antoine, like I said a $100 videocard will beat a ps4

    On a console they get to go turn THAT texture to medium but leave THOSE textures at Ultra because the gamers will notice those more..


    Everyone knows there are no "ultra" textures on consoles ;)
  • edited March 2015

    € 592,95 was the best I could do from that site for recommended specs, however cutting slightly on CPU and overclocking you could get really close to the same performance for € 495,95




    What were the specs in this "beast" for 495 euro?



    case 
    Cooler Master Elite 342 27,99
    motherboard MSI 970A-G43 70,99
    processor AMD FX 4300 3.8Ghz 82,00
    video card MSI radeon 260x 2GB 128,00
    memory 8GB ballistix sport 74,99
    hard drive 500GB WD blue 56,99
    power supply coolermaster B600 54,99


    All from the site he listed, everything is recommended specs except CPU which is better than minimum but slightly less than recommended, FX 8350, (Still better than what I have though and will be using on it). The game is mostly GPU dependent. It isn't a "beast" but unless they under recommended specs it should run it well enough. Upping to an 8350 is an extra 97 and going from a 260x to a 280 is 87, so choices can be made for not a lot more money. 

    MINIMUM SPEC
    CPU – 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400, 3.0 GHz AMD Phenom II X4 940
    GRAPHICS – nVidia GTX 260, ATI Radeon HD 5770
    MEMORY – 4Gb RAM, 1Gb VRAM


    RECOMMENDED SPEC
    CPU – 3.5 GHz Intel Core i7 3700, 4.0 GHz AMD FX-8350
    GRAPHICS – nVidia GT600 series, AMD Radeon HD7000 series
    MEMORY – 8Gb RAM, 2Gb VRAM

  • edited March 2015
    Thomas/Fanatec-

    As an owner of a PWTS that has served me well through the years I'd like to tell you your continued support of legacy products alongside current products is very much appreciated!
  • Thomas,

    Now that it appears the v1 base will work on Xbox One, can you explain why the impression was given that the Clubsport X1 rims would be exclusive to the v2 base, while the v1 base wouldn't be compatible with the new rims?

    Maybe i'm delusional, but doesn't anyone else remember that being the case? I remember information to some degree being given along with the below quote from the X1 announcement.


    "Available soon, fans will be able to enable Xbox One compatibility on their Fanatec wheel bases by simply attaching an Xbox One steering wheel to an Xbox One enabled Fanatec wheel base (like the ClubSport Wheel Base V2)"
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