Interview with Gamereactor

Last Friday was one of those days why I love my job.  :x
I was invited by Kunos and Porsche to drive a 911 around the Vallelunga race track and had some great discussions there.

Gamereactor made this interview with me:

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  • edited November 2016
    First of all, How can I get hold of the black Porsche Wheel?... it's gorgeous!
    Second, Thomas has to be the coolest/smoothest most laid back, approachable CEO in history :smiley: :blush:
    Great interview with lots of interesting points... Motion Rigs/VR Devices ... yes please :)

    Now, About that black Porsche rim... I want one! :smile:
  • You beat me to commenting :) I was like wait a minute that's a Porsche rim with black leather! Looks nice, personally I prefer the refined look of the brown but black has a nice sporty look.
  • I hope new wheel for ps4 is a base, can use clubsport wheel and csp etc
  • The black Porsche wheel is a special version we make for Porsche only. The use it on their simulators in their driving experience centres and shops.
  • Please make one black Alcantara Porsche wheel for us, I have the brown version but black looks awesome, also I really hope you make a high end wheel base ( Direct Drive if is possible ) compatible for PC and PS4.
  • Nice interview. Really curious about what the base/wheel for ps4 will be. I hope it will be csw2 'material'. Would love to get the best quality.
  • edited November 2016
    Black 918 is so beautiful:x
    Brown color is not good%-(
    Please mass production:-*
    Please Please Please ^:)^
  • edited November 2016
    Did everybody here miss out on the fact that Thomas said they're gonna make an affordable MOTION RIG, at 9.50min 8-X 8-X 8-X Combine that with a DD wheel !!!! Thomas...stoooooppppp, you're preventing me to buy a high end gaming pc :))
  • edited November 2016
    the rumors of a fanatec dd wheel base are going now 2 years, did anybody has listen or read something when this base comes out ?  next year i wanna buy a csw v2 or when a new base ( dd or csw v3 ) comes out, buy this one. 

    are they working on a dd base and maybe a csw v3, or will the dd come in place of a csw v3 ??  i could imagine that the csw v2 is still to buy when a dd wheel comes out, because dd is much cheaper then a csw v2 base. then fanatec has 3 lines of bases, something for everybody.

    i hope that they also work on a new shifter, with the css sq v 1.5 i was a little bit disappointed. i can what it is, but i don't get that a amazing feeling like the other fanatec parts like csw v2, csp v3 or clubsport wheel range.

    something in a direction like the dsd pro shifter, in a configuration with sq and man, would be nice !!!


  • Me being also one of those unfortunate guys who get sick very easily driving in VR, I'm looking forward to seeing what they come up with in that regard! :)
  • Motion rig sounds awesome!

    A bit disappointed that there will be no PS4 wheel for my CSWv2 though. No Gran Turismo Sport for me then. I was kind of hoping they would correct many wrongs in the series on that one once they have a console with more CPU power to handle it. Ah, this does make me sad :(

  • Thomas,

    Will you announce a timeline for PS4 base when you are able to? Or will you wait till its available for pre-order? Just curious and very anxious for news. great interview by the way and thanks in advance.

  • Thomas,

    Will you announce a timeline for PS4 base when you are able to? Or will you wait till its available for pre-order? Just curious and very anxious for news. great interview by the way and thanks in advance.

    We will announce it normally when production has started and products are already on the way to warehouses.

    I personally like this wheel a lot. It will be one of the best products we ever made and so far everything goes smoothly.
  • Great thanks for quick reply. Cant wait.
  • I'm sooo looking forward to the release/announcement of the new base! Its exciting times at Fanatec, and its great to see how busy the entire company and community are, this is great news for everyone :smiley:

    I'm hoping for a CSS-SQ V2 in the near future, perhaps something that has a rumble / haptic feedback when shifting into gear etc I think that would be an incredibly immersive update to the shifter :-bd
  • First CSL HB and Shifter are up Natalie
  • I think you should stop driving cars and dedicate time on your website because here , nothing works properly , included when you buy an very expensive toy.
  • edited January 6
    Hi all,
    I've recently purchased my Porsche 918 RSR rim. Oh my god this piece is amaizing. It looks great and I can't wait to use it with my favorite racing games on my PS4. And now I was close to place my wheel base V2 order. But after I've seen this interview above I have some doubt whether I should wait till the new base for the PS4 is available or not? I really would like to know if this contract wirth Sony is final now or not. And it would be great to hear and see(!) some news about the new base soon.
    The major question I have is about the quality. Will the new PS4 base be on the same level like the V2 base or more like the CSL Elite?
    Thomas Jackermeier said:
    ...
    I personally like this wheel a lot. It will be one of the best products we ever made and so far everything goes smoothly.
    Does that mean the PS4 Base will be better than the V2 base? It sounds like that. I hope the PS4 base will be a 'high end' device.

    Of course we all would like to get some details on your time line. Please be so kind and provide us with some news as soon as you are allowed to!!!!  - Beforehand maybe you can answer one of my questions more precisely compared to what you mentioned in the interview.
    Would it be possible to use the 918 RSR rim with the new PS4 base? Based on what you've said in the interview I would assume YES.

    Many thanks in advance.

    Cheers...  
  • Hi all,
    I've recently purchased my Porsche 918 RSR rim. Oh my god this piece is amaizing. It looks great and I can't wait to use it with my favorite racing games on my PS4. And now I was close to place my wheel base V2 order. But after I've seen this interview above I have some doubt whether I should wait till the new base for the PS4 is available or not? I really would like to know if this contract wirth Sony is final now or not. And it would be great to hear and see(!) some news about the new base soon.
    The major question I have is about the quality. Will the new PS4 base be on the same level like the V2 base or more like the CSL Elite?
    Thomas Jackermeier said:
    ...
    I personally like this wheel a lot. It will be one of the best products we ever made and so far everything goes smoothly.
    Does that mean the PS4 Base will be better than the V2 base? It sounds like that. I hope the PS4 base will be a 'high end' device.

    Of course we all would like to get some details on your time line. Please be so kind and provide us with some news as soon as you are allowed to!!!!  - Beforehand maybe you can answer one of my questions more precisely compared to what you mentioned in the interview.
    Would it be possible to use the 918 RSR rim with the new PS4 base? Based on what you've said in the interview I would assume YES.

    Many thanks in advance.

    Cheers...  
    I don't think PS4 will be a base
    Should be a HUB

    Rumors CSW V2.5 has been completed
    Some small improvements
    Same performance as CSW V2
  • Hi all,
    I've recently purchased my Porsche 918 RSR rim. Oh my god this piece is amaizing. It looks great and I can't wait to use it with my favorite racing games on my PS4. And now I was close to place my wheel base V2 order. But after I've seen this interview above I have some doubt whether I should wait till the new base for the PS4 is available or not? I really would like to know if this contract wirth Sony is final now or not. And it would be great to hear and see(!) some news about the new base soon.
    The major question I have is about the quality. Will the new PS4 base be on the same level like the V2 base or more like the CSL Elite?
    Thomas Jackermeier said:
    ...
    I personally like this wheel a lot. It will be one of the best products we ever made and so far everything goes smoothly.
    Does that mean the PS4 Base will be better than the V2 base? It sounds like that. I hope the PS4 base will be a 'high end' device.

    Of course we all would like to get some details on your time line. Please be so kind and provide us with some news as soon as you are allowed to!!!!  - Beforehand maybe you can answer one of my questions more precisely compared to what you mentioned in the interview.
    Would it be possible to use the 918 RSR rim with the new PS4 base? Based on what you've said in the interview I would assume YES.

    Many thanks in advance.

    Cheers...  
    I don't think PS4 will be a base
    Should be a HUB

    Rumors CSW V2.5 has been completed
    Some small improvements
    Same performance as CSW V2
    Read the PlayStation blog. It will be a base because Sony said so.
  • edited January 8
    Hi all,
    I've recently purchased my Porsche 918 RSR rim. Oh my god this piece is amaizing. It looks great and I can't wait to use it with my favorite racing games on my PS4. And now I was close to place my wheel base V2 order. But after I've seen this interview above I have some doubt whether I should wait till the new base for the PS4 is available or not? I really would like to know if this contract wirth Sony is final now or not. And it would be great to hear and see(!) some news about the new base soon.
    The major question I have is about the quality. Will the new PS4 base be on the same level like the V2 base or more like the CSL Elite?
    Thomas Jackermeier said:
    ...
    I personally like this wheel a lot. It will be one of the best products we ever made and so far everything goes smoothly.
    Does that mean the PS4 Base will be better than the V2 base? It sounds like that. I hope the PS4 base will be a 'high end' device.

    Of course we all would like to get some details on your time line. Please be so kind and provide us with some news as soon as you are allowed to!!!!  - Beforehand maybe you can answer one of my questions more precisely compared to what you mentioned in the interview.
    Would it be possible to use the 918 RSR rim with the new PS4 base? Based on what you've said in the interview I would assume YES.

    Many thanks in advance.

    Cheers...  
    I don't think PS4 will be a base
    Should be a HUB

    Rumors CSW V2.5 has been completed
    Some small improvements
    Same performance as CSW V2
    Read the PlayStation blog. It will be a base because Sony said so.
    All right, so that's that.
  • edited January 10
    Hello!
    Chris Broshar said:
    Read the PlayStation blog. It will be a base because Sony said so.
    Could you please be so kind and provide me with the corresponding link? I can't find such a statement from Sony here: Playstation Blog  -   Many thanks!

    @Thomas
    Is there a slight chance to get at least a hint on my recent questions?
    Thorsten Rinkenberger said: ...
    Thomas Jackermeier said:...
    I personally like this wheel a lot. It will be one of the best products we ever made and so far everything goes smoothly.

    Does that mean the PS4 Base will be better than the V2 base? It sounds like that. I hope the PS4 base will be a 'high end' device...
    Would it be possible to use the 918 RSR rim with the new PS4 base? Based on what you've said in the interview I would assume YES.
    ...

    Many thanks to you as well!

    Cheers,
    Thorsten
  • Hi everyone

    sorry to ask but did i get this right so the csw v2 that i have with the pedlas v3 and handbrake and shifter that still work on ps4 on Project cars will not work anymore on it? And that for the grand tourismo there will not be any firmware update?? Is there really you can do about it thomas? This that i have is by fare for me the best wheel on the market. And you also say that new one would be beter them the csw or not?

    Thanks

    Greetins from luxenburg
  • Hi everyone

    sorry to ask but did i get this right so the csw v2 that i have with the pedlas v3 and handbrake and shifter that still work on ps4 on Project cars will not work anymore on it? And that for the grand tourismo there will not be any firmware update?? Is there really you can do about it thomas? This that i have is by fare for me the best wheel on the market. And you also say that new one would be beter them the csw or not?

    Thanks

    Greetins from luxenburg
    The CSW v2 will still work with pCARS on PS4.
  • Hi everyone

    sorry to ask but did i get this right so the csw v2 that i have with the pedlas v3 and handbrake and shifter that still work on ps4 on Project cars will not work anymore on it? And that for the grand tourismo there will not be any firmware update?? Is there really you can do about it thomas? This that i have is by fare for me the best wheel on the market. And you also say that new one would be beter them the csw or not?

    Thanks

    Greetins from luxenburg
    Just read through the PS4 topic, things will be clear to you
  • edited February 5

    Thomas,

    Will you announce a timeline for PS4 base when you are able to? Or will you wait till its available for pre-order? Just curious and very anxious for news. great interview by the way and thanks in advance.

    We will announce it normally when production has started and products are already on the way to warehouses.

    I personally like this wheel a lot. It will be one of the best products we ever made and so far everything goes smoothly.

    Hi Thomas, Your last reply on this PS4 wheel topic is some time ago already. How about posting some additional news? That would be great! Many thanks! Cheers, Thorsten
  • I hope the motion rig that he is talking about will be compatible with Rseat and some other brands, I'm really happy with my rig and can't buy a complete new one, cant wait for all the new additions on Fanatec good job Thomas! Announce them fast so we can start saving $$ =)
  • What do you expect to hear? In that forum Thomas said everything he's going to say for now. He said DD isn't a secret and that's all he wants to share right now. So you probably won't hear more here either
  • PS4 set up update please!!!
  • edited March 2
    Hello!
    I'm so curious in reading at least some tiny news regarding the upcomming PS4 wheel base...

    If it would be possible I would place my pre order right now - independently of the price! You can bet on that.

    I can't even imagine the PS4 base would be a direct drive base - OMG...

    Cheers,
    Thorsten
  • so,base 2.5 is coming, how can csw support PS4? is there info about it?
  • I have a wild card Question???   Because the CSW v2.5 is Technically a New wheel based on a older design and it seems all PS compatibility has been removed from it....The Question would be is there any chance of a hub being made to make this new Base work with PS4???
  • I have a wild card Question???   Because the CSW v2.5 is Technically a New wheel based on a older design and it seems all PS compatibility has been removed from it....The Question would be is there any chance of a hub being made to make this new Base work with PS4???
    Thomas said previously that Sony wouldn't allow a hub. Plus from the CSWv2.5 product page PlayStation®: This product is not compatible to any PlayStation® console and cannot be upgraded to achieve compatibility.
  • edited March 12
    Hey it was worth a Shot... Because what He said was Existing Wheel Bases can Never Be upgraded to PS4 comoatibility with a Hub.... Technically this is a New Base with No PS4 compatibility...Yup I tried...LOL... This Base May have been in the works when Sony made that Statement but it had Not yet been bought to Market and Tecnically therefore did Not Exist... well at least i had No idea it was being made...I didn't think that a Hub would be Made but it was a good Long Shot Question... Hmmm But the v2.5 its a new wheel so you Never Know things May or Could change... Maybe Not for the v2.0 but maybe for the v2.5 after the 1st officially PS wheel is launched. What ever the case im Not Fussing about it... this Means that that the Price for My v2.0 and CSR Elite Have Now Gone up!!! they can Now be considered Limited Edition Semi PS compatible wheels... LOL!!!...
  • Hey it was worth a Shot... Because what He said was Existing Wheel Bases can Never Be upgraded to PS4 comoatibility with a Hub.... Technically this is a New Base with No PS4 compatibility...Yup I tried...LOL... This Base May have been in the works when Sony made that Statement but it had Not yet been bought to Market and Tecnically therefore did Not Exist... well at least i had No idea it was being made...I didn't think that a Hub would be Made but it was a good Long Shot Question... Hmmm But the v2.5 its a new wheel so you Never Know things May or Could change... Maybe Not for the v2.0 but maybe for the v2.5 after the 1st officially PS wheel is launched. What ever the case im Not Fussing about it... this Means that that the Price for My v2.0 and CSR Elite Have Now Gone up!!! they can Now be considered Limited Edition Semi PS compatible wheels... LOL!!!...
    What don't you understand from the following statement on the CSWv2.5 product page? PlayStation®: This product is not compatible to any PlayStation® console and cannot be upgraded to achieve compatibility. This says that it WILL NOT work on any PlayStation console ever! PERIOD
  • edited March 12

  • edited March 12

    What don't you understand from the following statement on the CSWv2.5 product page? PlayStation®: This product is not compatible to any PlayStation® console and cannot be upgraded to achieve compatibility. This says that it WILL NOT work on any PlayStation console ever! PERIOD


    LOL!!! You actually think i read the entire product page??? LOL... All i saw was CSW v2.5 / 1000hz  and the order was placed!!!

    Like I said in the post you Quoted..did you read it through??? This is clearly in there :-B " What ever the case im Not Fussing about it... this Means that that the Price for My v2.0 and CSR Elite Have Now Gone up!!! they can Now be considered Limited Edition Semi PS compatible wheels... LOL!!!" What did you Not understand when i said I'm Not Fussing about it ~X( so again I'm Not fussing just thought it was a worth while question to ask...Shrugggs...No need for any more sharp Reply's lets Play nice :D When they make a PS4 wheel don't worry i will buy it if i want it :D

    I'm on PC Now so i haven't used My PS4 since last August and its been even longer than that since i played on XB1.... The Sony bait and switch just really made the final difference that made me switch to PC...Console will more than likely Never get another penny from me!!!

  • What don't you understand from the following statement on the CSWv2.5 product page? PlayStation®: This product is not compatible to any PlayStation® console and cannot be upgraded to achieve compatibility. This says that it WILL NOT work on any PlayStation console ever! PERIOD


    LOL!!! You actually think i read the entire product page??? LOL... All i saw was CSW v2.5 / 1000hz  and the order was placed!!!

    Like I said in the post you Quoted..did you read it through??? This is clearly in there :-B " What ever the case im Not Fussing about it... this Means that that the Price for My v2.0 and CSR Elite Have Now Gone up!!! they can Now be considered Limited Edition Semi PS compatible wheels... LOL!!!" What did you Not understand when i said I'm Not Fussing about it ~X( so again I'm Not fussing just thought it was a worth while question to ask...Shrugggs...No need for any more sharp Reply's lets Play nice :D When they make a PS4 wheel don't worry i will buy it if i want it :D

    I'm on PC Now so i haven't used My PS4 since last August and its been even longer than that since i played on XB1.... The Sony bait and switch just really made the final difference that made me switch to PC...Console will more than likely Never get another penny from me!!!
    I read your entire comment. Maybe you should read the entire product page? ;) so your question wasn't really a worthwhile question to ask after all now was it??? By posting things like that it just causes more confusion to people who are waiting for PS4 support and adds to Thomas's list of questions to answer that have already been answered in the product page. I see how Thomas and Armin can get frustrated answering questions sometimes many times when they've already been answered. People simply need to read all available information before asking. I'll leave it at that.
  • edited March 14
    I visit this blog and the Fanatec home page on a daily basis in order not to miss any announcements regarding the new PS4 base. I hope we will get some news latest in the next 2 to 3 month. Let's keep the fingers crossed. It's more or less like waiting for christmas when I was a child :D And I have just one whish. Please make the new PS4 base compatible with the 918 RSR rim. Many thanks in advance!!! Cheers, Thorsten
  • THorsten 

    U are not alone, dont own a pc and have ps4 pro, and playing Dirt Rally every day, but is still looking forward for Fanatec base competible with the ps4, (have the v2 base, bmw rim, handbrake, and the v3 pedals and loving every day,)


    SO Thomas PLZ PLZ PLZ come with some GOOOOOD news for us
  • edited March 17
    Hi Mark,
    I'm using these great V3 pedals as well. But I want to use my 918 RSR rim on my PS4 also. One option could be to by the V2.5 Base and use it with the USB device called "CRONUSMAX". This will emulate a Logitrech G29. But I would rather spend my money on the upcomming PS4 base...

    We are counting on you Thomas!

    Cheers,
    Thorsten  
  • edited March 17
    Has any 1 tested the Cronos Max to see if it works with V2.5??? I can tell you the v2.5 will Not work with PS4 Pcars by its self....Maybe CM any 1 try it yet???
  • Thorsten Have the cronus but cant get it to work more the a few minuts

  • Based on what I can see in the cronusmax forum it's working fine. You will find all the information there. You need a special USB hub. But I prefer to wait for the Fanatec PS4 wheel base because the cronusmax workaround is just a G29 emulation.
  • edited March 19
    ...I can tell you the v2.5 will Not work with PS4 Pcars by its self...
    Are you sure? You have to press X on your Wheel instead of the dual shock 4.And is has to be in PC not PS3 mode. At least that's how it works with the GT3 RS V2.
  • edited March 20
    ...I can tell you the v2.5 will Not work with PS4 Pcars by its self...
    Are you sure? You have to press X on your Wheel instead of the dual shock 4.And is has to be in PC not PS3 mode. At least that's how it works with the GT3 RS V2.
    Im Sure... Well at least im Sure i pushed every Button and Nothing Happens.... But Im 99.95% sure it wont work on PS4 i pushed Every Button Nothing Happens Even with the wheel on and in PC mode with the 918 Porsche Rim i Pushed every Button Nothing... I Started it with PS4 controller and that was the Recognized imput Device No wheel Active.... BTW all the Buttons had to be Re Mapped for PC Pcars since this is the case it more than likely will not work Probably PS4 Needs a Update to suppoert the wheel and we Know thats Not Going to Happen.... Fine with Me Sonys Loss My Gain because i went to PC because they Blocked Current Fanatec Wheels from working with Future games.... PC Life has prooven its self to Be Sooo Much Better.... although PC & PS4 Pcars Feel almost identical....That was a Huge Mistake for sony to make such a Move to Block Current Fanatec Wheels... Just between 5 people i know that made the switch to PC because of Sonys block i can count over 10k in Sales and thats Nothing compared to the Mass market...Im just talking about people i Race with.... Im in about $3.500 in Upgrades and Gear since i moved to PC!!! Im Keeping My v2.0/ CSR Elite because they are Now Rare wheels to have because they are Semi PS4 compatible...LOL!!! If you know a way to Make it work let Me know... If you cant post it inbox me a PVT Message.
  • edited March 21
    Hi Thomas,

    your last reply here is quite some time ago - to be more specific, more than 4 month ago. How about to show us at least a glimpse of something about the upcomming PS4 wheel base you are allowed to share with your courius Fanatec community. That would be really great and honestly speaking it's more than overdue...

    MANY THANKS!  

    Cheers,
    Thorsten
  • Hi Thomas,

    your last reply here is quite some time ago - to be more specific, more than 4 month ago. How about to show us at least a glimpse of something about the upcomming PS4 wheel base you are allowed to share with your courius Fanatec community. That would be really great and honestly speaking it's more than overdue...

    MANY THANKS!  

    Cheers,
    Thorsten
    Hi Thomas,

    your last reply here is quite some time ago - to be more specific, more than 4 month ago. How about to show us at least a glimpse of something about the upcomming PS4 wheel base you are allowed to share with your courius Fanatec community. That would be really great and honestly speaking it's more than overdue...

    MANY THANKS!  

    Cheers,
    Thorsten
    Ever think he's not allowed to show us anything yet?
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