Fanatec releases CSL Wheel P1 steering wheel for Xbox One

edited February 2016 in Blog

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Landshut, 17.11.2015 – Fanatec announced today the newest official racing wheel for Xbox One: “CSL P1 Steering Wheel for Xbox One.

This is the first component of the new CSL series which is positioned below the very popular Clubsport Series.
This steering wheel is an add-on for your existing ClubSport V2 base or the upcoming CSL base. As soon as you connect this steering wheel to your base the whole system with attached peripherals like shifters, pedals or handbrake will become an Xbox One peripheral.
The diameter of 30 cm makes it more compact than other ClubSport steering wheels and the low weight of 1170 g makes it spin and react very fast.
The most unique feature is the combination of the center stripe and the shift light. A multicolor LED  illuminates the center stripe so you always see the middle of the wheel rim as well as the revs of your engine.
The TUNING LED display is also integrated on top of the rim and enables you to see telemetry data right in front of your eyes.
The spokes of the P1 steering wheel are made of brushed aluminum and match the solid feel of the metal shifter paddles.
A new quick release system will mount the wheel with strong forces to the wheel base hence allows a quick change of the steering wheel.
The CSL P1 Steering Wheel for Xbox One will be is available from now on at www.Fanatec.com with immediate delivery in several countries and at a price of 149,95 € (EU) or 139,95 USD (US) which makes it the most affordable steering wheel option from Fanatec.

  EUR USD AUD YEN
Black Friday Bundle (+CSW B V2) 799,95 649,95 1069,9 92400
CSL P1 Steering Wheel 149,95 139,95 249,9 19900

 

900 x 333 - 141K
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Comments

  • More info on Black Friday bundle?
  • Is there an ETA on the CSL Base?
  • Is there an ETA on the CSL Base?
    I second that!
  • I can tell ya that it's a real good quality rim. FFB feels even a little better because of the light weight AND attacheted to the CSW V1, 1.5 or 2 base. The rubber is hard and solid, no complaints in feel. I can recommend it to EVERYBODY.
    Now all we need is for SMS, T10 and all other racing game devs to support/patch the gear to show in display on X1 !!!

    Don't ask for ETA in to come products...Fanatec/Thomas' lips are sealed...only hinting...like in the past with the V2 base X1 and PS4 compatibility, the V3 pedals, the X1 hub etc. Just come to the blog topic page regularly...that's all I can recommend !

  • I don't think this is a good news to everyone. Many customers bought a Universal HUB to be compatible with the XboxOne. Now they could have a wheel only for less money. It doesn't matter to me personally. With the Universal HUB I have the free choice between PC, PS4 and XboxOne and i love it.

    But what is the CSL base? Is it a product over the V2 base or lower? ;)

  •  Don't ask for ETA in to come products...Fanatec/Thomas' lips are sealed...only hinting...like in the past with the V2 base X1 and PS4 compatibility, the V3 pedals, the X1 hub etc. Just come to the blog topic page regularly...that's all I can recommend !
    I could not have said it better
    =D>
  • Thnx Thomas. ;)
  • Then don't get upset about losing a customer due to lack of communication also. It goes both ways. Just sayin

  • I don't think this is a good news to everyone. Many customers bought a Universal HUB to be compatible with the XboxOne. Now they could have a wheel only for less money. It doesn't matter to me personally. With the Universal HUB I have the free choice between PC, PS4 and XboxOne and i love it.

    But what is the CSL base? Is it a product over the V2 base or lower? ;)

    Well, it's a matter of choice Oliver...I did also buy the X1 hub although I didn't liked it...BUT I wanted to use the V2 base asap on my X1...so I took it the way it came. I didn't wanna wait for another solution. And I'm happy for the new customers they have a cheaper and IMO better looking solution to race on X1. And ofcourse pc/PS4 and PS3.

  • If we announce something to early we are accused of hyping something. In worst case we have to delay the launch for some time and people freak out completely.

    This is why we decided some time ago that we will simply finish our developments and announce it not before the first products are on the way to the warehouse.

    We give small hints so people know what to expect in the future and looking back at the past products we released I did not have the impression that people were underwhelmed with what we came up with.
    :)

  • I don't think this is a good news to everyone. Many customers bought a Universal HUB to be compatible with the XboxOne. Now they could have a wheel only for less money. It doesn't matter to me personally. With the Universal HUB I have the free choice between PC, PS4 and XboxOne and i love it.

    But what is the CSL base? Is it a product over the V2 base or lower? ;)

    This rim is Xbox One, PC , PS3 and PS4 compatible also. Seriously people read the product page.
  • edited November 2015
    Beside ETA, Price would be nice to know and features or lack of. As for me , half price of CSW v2 would be a big  reason to wait.
    I bought the CSL P1 minutes after the Website came back up and im just wondering if the wait would be worth it. Cause i have nothing to use on my Xbox one so far..



  • edited November 2015
    Great little product, it's going to fit right in the impulse buy / affordable price range.
    If you own a UHBX then clearly you don't need this, but for those V1 /1.5 /2.0 owners who were on the fence, and want a full simulation setup up that is compatible with their XBO/PS3/PS4/PC... well you really can't do better than this.

    A thrustmaster or Logitech wheel will cost you more, and are not multi plat ;)
    And for the price, this rim will turn you base, your pedals, your handbrake, your shifter ALL into next gen compatible devices! You can't ask fairer than that folks ;)

    I can also attest that for the money, it's not a bad bit of kit at all, it's a fast, lightweight responsive little rim, really looking forward to seeing more of you on the consoles so we can finish out community events ;)
  • Don't ask for ETA in to come products...Fanatec/Thomas' lips are sealed...only hinting...like in the past with the V2 base X1 and PS4 compatibility, the V3 pedals, the X1 hub etc. Just come to the blog topic page regularly...that's all I can recommend !
    If you won't give an ETA (the E stands for ESTIMATE, by the way, not EXACT) then you may want to rethink including "upcoming CSL Base" in your release.  If you can't give a rough idea such as "Q2 2016" or "before Christmas" then please, don't bother with the tease.  Some of us need to purchase as gifts before the holidays.  I was on the fence, but your response will likely send me to Amazon to order the G920.  You have great products, but your marketing strategy (or lack thereof) is frustrating to loyal customers.
  • If we announce something to early we are accused of hyping something. In worst case we have to delay the launch for some time and people freak out completely.

    This is why we decided some time ago that we will simply finish our developments and announce it not before the first products are on the way to the warehouse.

    We give small hints so people know what to expect in the future and looking back at the past products we released I did not have the impression that people were underwhelmed with what we came up with.
    :)
    When I saw this rim / wheel earlier I got completely dissheartened that it was just a rim and thought I would have to buy a Thrustmaster wheel. Now that I know the CSL base is coming I* am happy and I am happy to wait some more for it. I will buy this rim in the time being though. Its a really nice looking wheel rim. Just please I beg do make it a reasonable price. I don't care if its near the €300 mark.
  • edited November 2015
    Christophe and others....don't bother....this is the only hint we get. We know that it's coming....but not when, how it will look, feel, cost etc.
    All I can imagine...Fanatec wants to be competitive to TM and LT...so that has to be at a compative price range. BUT you could also be looking at 3, 6, 8 months or more waiting. Pure speculation !!
    I can't and don't wanna look in your wallet...but if you can spend the money....take the black Friday deal man !

  • But what is the CSL base? Is it a product over the V2 base or lower? ;)

    If you read the blog you would have read its a lower model to the CSW.

  • This rim is Xbox One, PC , PS3 and PS4 compatible also. Seriously people read the product page.
    I just read the product page and to make it PC and Playstation compatible you need the universal HUB. This from the product page

    If you connect the Universal Hub for Xbox One, the above mentioned wheel bases will be compatible to Xbox One.

    PC and Playstation: The specifications of the compatible wheel bases will remain unchanged.
  • Oppertunity
    Don't ask for ETA in to come products...Fanatec/Thomas' lips are sealed...only hinting...like in the past with the V2 base X1 and PS4 compatibility, the V3 pedals, the X1 hub etc. Just come to the blog topic page regularly...that's all I can recommend !


    If you won't give an ETA (the E stands for ESTIMATE, by the way, not EXACT) then you may want to rethink including "upcoming CSL Base" in your release.  If you can't give a rough idea such as "Q2 2016" or "before Christmas" then
    please, don't bother with the tease.  Some of us need to purchase as gifts before the holidays.  I was on the fence, but your response will likely send me to Amazon to order the G920.  You have great products, but your marketing strategy (or lack thereof) is frustrating to loyal customers.


    Just read trough the past blog topics about the V2 base, the X1 and PS4 compatibility etc etc...this is how Thomas likes to tease !!! As frustrating as it is...believe me when I say been there, done that !!! With the X1 announcement. All I can say is...NOTHING anyone says will encourage Fanatec to let us know more !
    Looking at the past product teases and up for sale...don't count on a CSL base for X-mas sale !!
  • If we announce something to early we are accused of hyping something. In worst case we have to delay the launch for some time and people freak out completely.

    This is why we decided some time ago that we will simply finish our developments and announce it not before the first products are on the way to the warehouse.

    We give small hints so people know what to expect in the future and looking back at the past products we released I did not have the impression that people were underwhelmed with what we came up with.
    :)
    YEAH, we did freak out when the V2 base was delayed for a couple a months... LOL

  • This rim is Xbox One, PC , PS3 and PS4 compatible also. Seriously people read the product page.


    I just read the product page and to make it PC and Playstation compatible you need the universal HUB. This from the product page


    If you connect the Universal Hub for Xbox One, the above mentioned wheel bases will be compatible to Xbox One.

    PC and Playstation: The specifications of the compatible wheel bases will remain unchanged.

    pretty sure they need to just remove/ammend that "platforms" section, but the rest of the page states that the rim, turns compatible bases into XBO bases ;)
  • edited November 2015
    Quote:

    Wheel rims: Please download the manual to see the information about the compatible 6 hole or 3 hole patterns. Many wheel rims from SPARCO, MOMO, OMP and others will be compatible but you need to make sure with the manufacturer of the rim you want to use.
     
    Platforms:
    Xbox One: If you connect the Universal Hub for Xbox One, the above mentioned wheel bases will be compatible to Xbox One.
    PC and Playstation: The specifications of the compatible wheel bases will remain unchanged.

    This one is either copy pasted from the X1 Hub page OR the X1 hub page was altered to become the CSL P1 page, but they forgot to delete it. LOL

    Thomas....  :D

    Like the X1 hub, this wheel contains the MS chip, and therefor the CSW bases and the upcoming CSL base will be X1 compatible
  • There is an error in the description. We will change that tomorrow
  • I love the new project very excited thanks 
    ;)
  • I just ordered one for two day shipping. I am glad i hurried up and waited because i was disheartened with the universal hub for x box one and wanted a plug and play option so instead i got the bmw gt wheel and have been playing pcars on ps4 while patiently awaiting this option. Hopefully i will have it by weeks end as it says in stock and i ordered it two day shipping. I can't wait to play forza and my xbox one racers with this wheel and the v2 base. Thanks thomas
  • edited November 2015
    Anyone know here if this rim is actually cover in leather or is it a leather effect plastic? Pictures don't show any stitching and the description just states "Wheel rim with comfortable surface and maximum grip"

    Really want to order this right now, but if it's a plastic effect rather than leather I can think of nothing worse to be holding and won't be spending my money on it.
  • edited November 2015
    There is an error in the description. We will change that tomorrow
    You should also fix your english Quick Guide as right at the beginning you refer to your company as "Fatatec".


  • Thanks Thomas & Fanatec. Just the product I've been waiting for since I got my V2 base.
    And an affordable price too :) Well, as long as you're converting into Euros as I see the Euro is collapsing even more now!

    BTW, can anyone confirm that it's only PS4 compatible when used with the universal wheel hub?
  • Thanks Thomas & Fanatec. Just the product I've been waiting for since I got my V2 base.
    And an affordable price too :) Well, as long as you're converting into Euros as I see the Euro is collapsing even more now!

    BTW, can anyone confirm that it's only PS4 compatible when used with the universal wheel hub?
    This is a complete rim. NO uni-hub needed. Thomas stated there are errors on products page description.

    Come on people use your heads. This rim has a quick release. How could you even attach it to a hub???

  • Well this is what I have been waiting for. Almost nailed it. If there only was an identical wheel with a suede leather rim. Loved the feel of my GT2 in my hands. Oh well, this wheel option seems great swell :)
  • Wann wird das Black Friday Bundle denn verfügbar sein? In der Nacht von Donnerstag auf Freitag um 0:00 Uhr?
  • Well this is what I have been waiting for. Almost nailed it. If there only was an identical wheel with a suede leather rim. Loved the feel of my GT2 in my hands. Oh well, this wheel option seems great swell :)
    Yeah I was hoping this would be Alcantara, Suede or leather. I understand the price range and why it isn't. I'm almost afraid to order thinking they'll have a leather, suede or alcantara model in the future. The BMW wheel does feel so good.
  • Well this is what I have been waiting for. Almost nailed it. If there only was an identical wheel with a suede leather rim. Loved the feel of my GT2 in my hands. Oh well, this wheel option seems great swell :)


    Yeah I was hoping this would be Alcantara, Suede or leather. I understand the price range and why it isn't. I'm almost afraid to order thinking they'll have a leather, suede or alcantara model in the future. The BMW wheel does feel so good.

    Same here. Would gladly pay €100 more for an alcantara/suede version, but would prefer not to have this and that wheel aswell. I understand Thomas had this as priority 1. This and a CSL base for €300ish would make a fine and very competitive entry to the sim racing wheel market. But for my v2 base I would prefer a €250-300 alcantara version of this wheel. I am sure it's on it's way. A Club sport X1 wheel, but how long will that wait be? :(
  • Anyone know here if this rim is actually cover in leather or is it a leather effect plastic? Pictures don't show any stitching and the description just states "Wheel rim with comfortable surface and maximum grip"

    Really want to order this right now, but if it's a plastic effect rather than leather I can think of nothing worse to be holding and won't be spending my money on it.
    It's solid not too hard rubber with little ruffened surface/carves for good grip. It feels really comfi even after a couple a hours racing.

  • I don't think this is a good news to everyone. Many customers bought a Universal HUB to be compatible with the XboxOne. Now they could have a wheel only for less money. It doesn't matter to me personally. With the Universal HUB I have the free choice between PC, PS4 and XboxOne and i love it.

    But what is the CSL base? Is it a product over the V2 base or lower? ;)



    Well, it's a matter of choice Oliver...I did also buy the X1 hub although I didn't liked it...BUT I wanted to use the V2 base asap on my X1...so I took it the way it came. I didn't wanna wait for another solution. And I'm happy for the new customers they have a cheaper and IMO better looking solution to race on X1. And ofcourse pc/PS4 and PS3.

    Thanks for your opinion. I'm actually very pleased with the Universal HUB. But the HUB with the GT wheel has a weight significantly over 2,5 Kg. I ask me, makes the lower weight of the CSL P1 Wheel it so much better/sensitive? I have to admit that it irritates me and 150€ is a price for me where i could try it out.

    And Mea Culpa.... i didn't read the product page, so that i thought it is only for XboxOne. ;)


  • Thanks for your opinion. I'm actually very pleased with the Universal HUB. But the HUB with the GT wheel has a weight significantly over 2,5 Kg. I ask me, makes the lower weight of the CSL P1 Wheel it so much better/sensitive? I have to admit that it irritates me and 150€ is a price for me where i could try it out.

    And Mea Culpa.... i didn't read the product page, so that i thought it is only for XboxOne. ;)
    The low weight of the CSL P1 just gives a different feel to the steering, light and fast. More like a kart than a car, though I haven't driven any race car in my life so I don't know how their steering weight feels :)


  • Thanks for your opinion. I'm actually very pleased with the Universal HUB. But the HUB with the GT wheel has a weight significantly over 2,5 Kg. I ask me, makes the lower weight of the CSL P1 Wheel it so much better/sensitive? I have to admit that it irritates me and 150€ is a price for me where i could try it out.

    And Mea Culpa.... i didn't read the product page, so that i thought it is only for XboxOne. ;)


    The low weight of the CSL P1 just gives a different feel to the steering, light and fast. More like a kart than a car, though I haven't driven any race car in my life so I don't know how their steering weight feels :)

    Thanks for your feedback. I will give it a try and have ordered it before 2 minutes. ;)
  • Just picked it up, but why only 30 cm diameter?
  • Can you make this kind of wheel that IS compatible to the CSR Elite Wheel?
    [-O<
  • sorry, when the black friday offer will be available?
  • Wow, I had ordered the CSL P1 today at 11 o'clock and just now a UPS shipping confirmation email for tomorrows delivery.
    :-bd
  • An early Christmas present lol.
  • I have ordered my P1 Wheel yesterday. What if I decide to take the Blackfriday deal, do I need to send it back and buy the Combo all new ?

  • I would like to know if, in PS4, with this rim, we will need to use the pad to move on the PS4 menu like with the actual wheels and rims.

    Thank you!!!
  • Yes, it still works like that. Did with X1 hub too. It's because Sony itself doesn't support the wheels. They leave it up to the game developers if they support it.

    @Christophe...I don't think that's gonna work. You should have waited about a week to order the black Friday deal. Maybe you can still cancel your order ?
  • yeah well i can sent it back within two weeks time as you can with anything bought online in Germany. I just wondered if i can save Fanatec and myself the hassle...
  • So, am I right in saying the biggest benefit of this new wheel (apart from the lower price) is it negates the need for the universal hub? I'm a bit concerned that the lighter weight added to the power of the CSW V2 might make the feedback too strong. OK, I know you can reduce the FFB of the CSW but for those that like to keep everything turned up to the max, is this going to render Forza, etc, unplayable?? My main concern, however, is the lack of support from the biggest developers. Driveclub still doesn't support Fanatec products (to the best of my knowledge), and Polyphony have never officially added profiles for our wheels.

    If the forthcoming Gran Turismo Sport (and GT7 beyond this) doesn't offer support, then the future on consoles becomes quite limited. If Thomas or anyone else from Fanatec are reading this-are you talking to Polyphony (and Evolution Studios, for that matter) to ensure the 'future proofing' that is mentioned in the product description applies to the most important aspect of your products, i.e. the games? 

    There is little point having a wheel set-up that is compatible with our consoles if we cannot play the latest games with it.

    Lastly (and shamelessly pinched from GT Planet), a small video of the P1 in action for those who haven't seen it yet:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIICy-s_92E


  • edited November 2015
    Then try and cancel your CSL.

    @Robert, no matter what wheel/rim you use with FM6 it's not playable at all with everything set to max/100%. I use the X1 hub in FM6 and I only use 42% of vibration and 65% FFB in game. And 100% FFB on the wheel settings menu. I like my wheel to feel on the heavy side....but if I get off track, my whole rig will shake like I'm really off road driving.
    I can assure you that the CSL is solid enough to take the forces like you want em !!
  • Thanks Antoine. Good info. The wheel/FFB with FM6 has come in for a fair bit of criticism from various quarters, I'm just thinking that a lot of people have neither the time (or desire) to fully learn the settings and fine tune them as you have done. A lot of owners will use the 'out of the box' settings, and will miss out on the finer details you experience with some tuning.

    So, I take it you already have the P1? Do you also have a PS3/GT6? I'd be interested in your views on how your set-up performs with any console racers (I am purely a console gamer, never raced anything on PC).

  • edited November 2015
    Well, because of the M$ changes in FFB protocol..due to the X1 controller. The FFB doesn't feel so good as in FM3 or 4. A lot of feedback IS lost, because T10 had to make choices. I believe Joseph Gossen posted a link to fm.net of a game dev about the choices they made concerning FFB. My personal opinion about FM5 and 6 is: made by controller guys, FOR controller guys...cause I get more feel in what the car does when using a controller than any wheel. Also had the chance to try a friends TM TX.

    Ohw yeah....forgot about that. Yes I do still have a PS3. And GT6 is to me is a bit weak in FFB although Grimey Dog also here on the blogs thought it was remarkably good. If you get bored...read through the V2 PS4 topic. LoL.
    BUT you can feel very clearly how and what the car does. Just choose the Logitech G27 config and your good to go. So it's not a big deal. And I think with Fanatec being so hyped at the moment...Polyphonie can't go around creating a Fanatec profile too. And if not we'll ALL terrorize them.to do so on Twitter. ;)
    Up until now I'm a console gamer too, but I'm planning on buying a used gaming pc too in the very near future.

    Ps. Don't forget Assetto Corsa is coming to the consoles too. Rumored April 2016. ;)
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