Introducing our first officially licensed racing wheel for PlayStation®4 (PS4™) - UPDATE 1

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  • almost 2 weeks later and still no word on North America release? Never had so much trouble trying to give away my money. Any news at all?
  • almost 2 weeks later and still no word on North America release? Never had so much trouble trying to give away my money. Any news at all?
    Not yet that I've seen. I'm sure Fanatec would love to sell it to you. :-bd
  • Finally  my equipment  is installed. Driving impressions will follow...


  • Finally  my equipment  is installed. Driving impressions will follow...


    Awesome and congrats. Can't wait to hear. Have fun!
  • Finally  my equipment  is installed. Driving impressions will follow...


    LUCKY!!
  • UPDATE

    After another re-flash of firmware, brake rumble motor works on AC. Nothing at all for gas pedal rumble motor...

  • I've had my wheel for a week now and am very pleased with the performance on this wheel, the only problem I have is the button configuration that does not work in Asetto Corsa on PS4
    Is there anybody who does not have this problem with the Button Configuration in Asetto Corsa on the PS4 ??
    Otherwise, everything else works in the Asetto Corsa LEDs, ClubSport Handbrake and the shifter
    I got my ClubSport Shifter today :) this is really a solid piece of art! :) :) i love it :)
    And now I'm really tempted to order the Porsche 918 RSR Steering Wheel..I'm infected with the Fanatec fever .. 

  • edited June 2017
    I am pretty happy with it! Solid wheel, nice and smooth. Goody quality & handling. 
    As i play mostly Assetto Corsa, i hope that TC, ABS & Turbo will be supported soon (PS4) because currently its not working.

    Otherwise the Force Feedback feels very good, can feel the curbs and tarmac way better than before. (T500)

    Love the led brake indicators which are shown when in tuning mode "brF", very helpful.
    Would be really nice if they could be optional set as the default!!

  • O my God, 
    Great Great Great news, i'm very happy, byt i have a question.
    Now Fanatec is officialy Playstation license, but with this you mean all the driving games, including future games, are complety compatible with fanatec steering wheel?
  • From the FQA page:

    The following Playstation 4™ games / simulations are compatible to the "CSL Elite Racing Wheel - officially licensed for PS4™"

    Assetto Corsa
    Dirt Rally*
    Dirt 4
    Gran Turismo Sport**
    F1 2015*
    F1 2017**
    Project CARS*
    Project CARS 2**
    Sébastien Loeb Rally Evo*
    The Crew-> PS4 controller is needed to press "X" on the game launch screen
    WRC 5 *
     
    - The wheel has to be set into compatibility mode (purple LED above the power button) to play the game. Set the wheel into this mode at the launch screen of the game and start the game by pressing "X" on the steering wheel afterwards. All new games can be launched in standard PS4™ mode (blue LED).
     
    ** - announced - not yet released
     
    Not compatible:
    DriveClub
    F1 2016
    -> Since those games are not patched/updated anymore it is impossible to integrate our SDK, which would be mandatory to enable support.
     
    Important:
    This list is only for the PS4™ version of the CSL Elite Wheel Base ("CSL Elite Racing Wheel - officially licensed for PS4™")!
    Please always install the latest firmware onto the Wheel with use of the PC driver. Additional information can be found in the full manual of the product. Driver and Manual can be found in the download section of the product
  • When can we buy the Button Caps ??
    Pleas let ous buy this stand alone
  • The configurator on the Fanatec Homepage doesn't work for me. I tested it on different computers and with different browsers. Can somebody confirm this, or is it just me where it doesn't work?

    I want to plan my new setup :)

    My next problem is to find a solution to mount the new CSL Wheel Base on the CSL Seat. Is there an adapter or something?

  • The configurator on the Fanatec Homepage doesn't work for me. I tested it on different computers and with different browsers. Can somebody confirm this, or is it just me where it doesn't work?

    I want to plan my new setup :)

    My next problem is to find a solution to mount the new CSL Wheel Base on the CSL Seat. Is there an adapter or something?

    Can you explain your issue with configuator? I got it to work on my phone and pc. Here's my steps: I open a category box. I select what I want in that category. Close that category box. Proceed to next category and repeat. Add to cart at the end.
  • edited June 2017
    When I choose for example the CSP V3 on the product page I can add it to Cart and I can also choose an Accessory for adding it to the Cart on the product page.

    But when I click on the configurator and I choose a product, the configurator doesn't assume it to the overview list on the left side. It's still blank and I know it worked in the past for me. It doesn't switch to the next step, where I can choose an accessory for the selected product.


  • When I choose for example the CSP V3 on the product page I can add it to Cart and I can also choose an Accessory for adding it to the Cart on the product page.

    But when I click on the configurator and I choose a product, the configurator doesn't assume it to the overview list on the left side. It's still blank and I know it worked in the past for me. It doesn't switch to the next step, where I can choose an accessory for the selected product.
    Hey bud. You are correct that it doesn't change the left side. That's something Fanatec needs to address. But the rest does work. If follow the steps from my previous post it will accurately keep track and add those items to your cart.
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    The CSL Elite Racing Wheel - officially licensed for PS4 is available in our webshop from today and it is the first Fanatec® racing wheel which is officially licensed by Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe (SIEE) for PlayStation®4.

    In the press release we will talk about the specs and features but most of you already know our products well so let me tell you some inside information.

    The Wheel Base
    The base looks obviously very similar to our CSL Elite Wheel base, but there are some significant differences.
    • As this is an officially licensed product we added some electronics provided by Sony and this ensures that the racing wheel is properly recognized by the console
    • The motor driver electronics are completely different to the CSL Elite Wheel Base and the same as on the ClubSport Wheel Base V2.5.
    • The motor itseld and the power supply is also identical to the CS WB V2.5 but because of the diffferent gear ratio, this wheel base has less torque but more speed.
    The Steering Wheel
    The steering wheel of the CSL Elite Racing Wheel also looks familiar but we improved it significantly on several points over the existing CSL P1 Steering Wheel.
    • It now comes with perforated genuine leather and suede fabric with blue stitching.
    • The weight is now reduced to 970g which makes it the lightest steering wheel in our range. This increases acceleration and consumes less torque.
    • The shifter paddles have been re-designed and now include Snaptron® snapdomes. They deliver a sensational positive and strong click feeling.
    • The buttons are now interchangeable so you can use easy symbols to remember the mapping of your most important racing game functions.
    Please note that the steering wheel will not be sold separately for now.

    Compatibility
    By working really closely with SIEE on the development of the CSL Elite Racing Wheel we have been able to integrate features that we know racing fans on the PS4 will be able to appreciate, including: 
    • Fully supported within the PS4 console menu.
    • Enables advanced functionality with select upcoming compatible games, including GT Sport.
    • The CSL E RW is backwards compatible to all games which were compatible to the CS WB V2 with the help of a compatibility mode. It will work fine in the game but not in the system menu of the console.
    •  Assetto Corsa and Dirt 4 are the first fully compatible titels and many more will follow. This includes F1 2017, Project Cars II and of course GT Sport.
    Availability
    At the moment the CSL Elite Racing Wheel is only available in Europe and Australia but we are exploring the possibility of expanding the availability into further markets. 

    The orders will be shipped right away. 

    We will also have a special introduction bundle which will be attractive especially to new customers. For just 519,95 € you get a complete set with CSL Elite Pedals.

    More info and a video to be posted soon.

    How do you like it?

  • I'm chomping at the bit please hurry f1 2017 would be awesome with this new wheel I sure.
  • I really like the mode button of the wheel base. But Thomas, is there any chance to negotiate with Sony again in order to add the 'PS3 mode' via the next Firmware update? That would be awesome!!! Or is this technically impossible?
  • I really like the mode button of the wheel base. But Thomas, is there any chance to negotiate with Sony again in order to add the 'PS3 mode' via the next Firmware update? That would be awesome!!! Or is this technically impossible?
    I bet technically impossible. And tbh, we are living in 2017 (which is even a half year old already), "new" consoles are out 4 years now and we are already in the near of the next console gen with PS5 rumoured to be released next year, so I dont see any reason to support a very old console Gen like the PS3..
  • edited June 2017
    There is another purpose of the 'PS3 Mode' I'm looking for... It will make F1 2016 and Driveclub compatible again. You just need an additional device.
  • My CSR failed in a second consecutive race today, so definitely hoping we can buy this in the US soon. :/
  • Hi all quick question I have the CSL wheel ps4 version with a set of Club sport pedals V2 loaded Dirt 4 today wheel is recognized but pedals are not. Re downloaded firmware for the wheel with same result game not seeing pedals Any ideas I'm a bit stumped on it....
  • You have pedals plugged into base correctly? (Sorry but have to ask. Some people forget). Have you tried it in any other games or on the pc?
  • Yes plugged in correct.
    Works fine on asseto corrsa fine on project cars and every works on the pc calabration screen.
  • Yes plugged in correct.
    Works fine on asseto corrsa fine on project cars and every works on the pc calabration screen.
    I don't have Dirt 4. But if it works with all the others fine sounds like a Dirt 4 issue. Have you checked their website or FAQ to see if others are experiencing the same issue?
  • Yes plugged in correct.
    Works fine on asseto corrsa fine on project cars and every works on the pc calabration screen.
    I don't have Dirt 4. But if it works with all the others fine sounds like a Dirt 4 issue. Have you checked their website or FAQ to see if others are experiencing the same issue?
    Thanks Chris no answers there either yet mate hope to get a response from  codemasters soon... 
  • edited June 2017
    I really like the mode button of the wheel base. But Thomas, is there any chance to negotiate with Sony again in order to add the 'PS3 mode' via the next Firmware update? That would be awesome!!! Or is this technically impossible?
    Ok, I got it.There won't be a chance for the 'PS3 mode' because of the agreement with Sony. Hence I have to keep my beautiful GT3 RS V2 wheel instead of selling it in order to play e.g. Driveclub with a Fanatec wheel on my PS4. F1 2016 is not so relevant because the 2017 version will support my new PS4 licensed Elite Wheel.
     
  • still waiting :(( >:P
  • still waiting :(( >:P
    Join the club :-)
  • Join the club :-)
    I'm with ya man. this is getting old real quick.lol
  • Join the club :-)
    I'm with ya man. this is getting old real quick.lol
    Sitting on the bench too... (heavy sigh)
  • The UPS tracking shows that I should recive mine today. Can't wait the UPS guy to show up. Fingers crossed for a morning delivery, as I have all the afternoon free of work, it'd be perfect for setting everything up.  8->
  • almost 2 weeks later and still no word on North America release? Never had so much trouble trying to give away my money. Any news at all?
    Almost 3 weeks now. I fear I'm losing excitement towards this product and sim racing in general. Too many rules.
  • Yea it'd be nice to ad least get a statement about what's the situation with the North American release. I really want to buy a wheel within the next week and this has been the best choice after all my research but Thrustmasters sales have been tempting lately.... 
  • edited June 2017
    Is there any reason why the rev display on the wheel base as well as the tuning menu/gear display on the wheel doesn't work in DiRT 4? I thought DiRT 4 is the first fully supported PS4 game for the CSL ERW?
  • edited June 2017
    I'm pretty sure we can expect a patch soon.
  • Hi gents, I received my csl elite for ps4 last week, and I face a problem since saturday. The wheel do not work on assetto corsa (ps4). The first time I connected the wheel to the ps4, everything was ok on AC, then I switch to pcars, still ok, but now, if I want to use AC, it don't work anymore. I tried to update the wheel but still the same problem. The wheel work on playstation menu but nothing in game (only assetto). Strange because it works the first time... Another thing, rev display are not working on dirt rally, and vibrations on csw v3 pedal not work properly on all games tested. Any suggestion to help me ?
  • Hi gents, I received my csl elite for ps4 last week, and I face a problem since saturday. The wheel do not work on assetto corsa (ps4). The first time I connected the wheel to the ps4, everything was ok on AC, then I switch to pcars, still ok, but now, if I want to use AC, it don't work anymore. I tried to update the wheel but still the same problem. The wheel work on playstation menu but nothing in game (only assetto). Strange because it works the first time... Another thing, rev display are not working on dirt rally, and vibrations on csw v3 pedal not work properly on all games tested. Any suggestion to help me ?
    In which mode your base is set when you launch AC? For AC you should switch to PS4 mode, for pCARS to CSW v2 compatibility mode.

    Rev display not working in Dirt Rally I think is a game thing because that is a game which doesnt officially supports the CSL E PS4 RW and should also be played with compatibility mode and the CSW v2 doesnt have the rev leds build into the base so you dont get the leds working in that game. AC is the first game which officially supports the CSL E PS4 RW with all the lights. Dirt 4 should also work but as some people said above the leds are not working yet but that should be patched soon I guess..
  • Thanks for reply. I used the ps4 mode (blue light), but I tried almost everything, compatibility mode, pc mode, start the wheel before launching the game, after etc... Still not working. Regarding rev lights for Dirt, they are working nor on the base, nor on the wheel, but in pcars it is working well (compatibility mode also).
  • Thanks for reply. I used the ps4 mode (blue light), but I tried almost everything, compatibility mode, pc mode, start the wheel before launching the game, after etc... Still not working. Regarding rev lights for Dirt, they are working nor on the base, nor on the wheel, but in pcars it is working well (compatibility mode also).
    Very odd. You may want to contact support and see if they have any advice. I'm thinking it's something small being overlooked. I only say this because when I run into issues like this myself it's always because I didn't do some small procedure or function. ~X(
  • Thanks for reply. I used the ps4 mode (blue light), but I tried almost everything, compatibility mode, pc mode, start the wheel before launching the game, after etc... Still not working. Regarding rev lights for Dirt, they are working nor on the base, nor on the wheel, but in pcars it is working well (compatibility mode also).

    Hi Pierrick, try to re-flash the firmware. The only two  things actually not supported on Assetto Corsa (PS4) are gas pedal rumble motor (Brake rumble motor works fine) and configuration of ABS and TC on the wheel.

    I never tried Dirt4.

  • Hi Luca, I already try this, still the same problem unfortunatly.
  • Thanks for reply. I used the ps4 mode (blue light), but I tried almost everything, compatibility mode, pc mode, start the wheel before launching the game, after etc... Still not working. Regarding rev lights for Dirt, they are working nor on the base, nor on the wheel, but in pcars it is working well (compatibility mode also).
    mhm, indeed very odd.
    normal behaviour should be to turn on the ps4. Then start the CSL E RW PS4 in PS4 (blue) mode, press the PS Button to assign it as a controller to your account and then starting AC and then the wheel should work fine...
  • I tried your option (again) but still nothing :(
  • I tried your option (again) but still nothing :(
    very odd, but navigating in the PS4 menu works? And other games in the purple mode are also working so only a problem with AC in the blue mode?
  • Correct. PS4 menu works well with the blue light, with all games. Pcars works in purple mode, even dirt rally works in purple and surprisingly also in blue mode, but the ffb is really different, even with same parameters. All the buttons work also on the fanatec software on computer, and the latest firmware are in the wheel and pedals. Unfortunately AC is not working on my computer so I can't check if the problem is only on ps4... As a last solution, I tried to exchange the formula wheel with the standard wheel, but again and again not working. What is very disturbing is that it worked the first time on AC, but it stopped after using another game... No update by the meantime.
  • I contacted fanatec, the only advice is to uninstall and reinstall assetto. I tried as a last hope but nothing... Does anyone here have the wheel and assetto on ps4? Is everything fine on your side? And what if you switch to pcars, then AC? I am a bit desperate to not be able to use my brand new (and expensive...) wheel :(
  • I contacted fanatec, the only advice is to uninstall and reinstall assetto. I tried as a last hope but nothing... Does anyone here have the wheel and assetto on ps4? Is everything fine on your side? And what if you switch to pcars, then AC? I am a bit desperate to not be able to use my brand new (and expensive...) wheel :(

    now I don't feel so bad that I couldn't buy one yet.


  • I contacted fanatec, the only advice is to uninstall and reinstall assetto. I tried as a last hope but nothing... Does anyone here have the wheel and assetto on ps4? Is everything fine on your side? And what if you switch to pcars, then AC? I am a bit desperate to not be able to use my brand new (and expensive...) wheel :(
    I have the wheel and had no problems so far. Project cars works on compatibility mode and Assetto Corsa works great on ps4 mode. Your problem seems very weird.
  • Don't get me wrong but isn't it simple? You mentioned that it worked once with Assetto Corsa - but just once. So how about replacing the CSL Base. That's what I would ask Fanatec for. In worst case you have to pay the entire shipping costs but just if it won't work with the new base as well.
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