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

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  • No issues on AC a part from configuration of ABS and Tc from the wheel.

    PJC works fine

  • 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.
    I have the new wheel and both games and am same as Kimmo, all work fine for both games in the correct modes.
    Sorry you have a very very strange unknown issue?
  • edited June 2017
    @"Pierrick Beaucaire" You have the ps4 connected to internet and all the updates for Assetto Corsa installed?
  • same problem here....
    updated to latest versions...

    if i remember right the error came with my load cell kit....


  • Thanks for your feedback guys. I sent a new email to fanatec, hope I will have a response quickly.
  • @ Kimmo : yes I am connected to internet, assetto corsa version 1.14, wheel updated with driver 289 beta and firmware 297. I have the csp v3, only thing I changed between the first time it worked on assetto and didn't work the second time is changing parameters on the wheel, I mean abs, damper force etc... But when the wheel base is flashed, all the setup are cleared to default right ?
  • exactly.

    The same configuration for me apart from CSP V3i as pedals.... great pedals ! i hope in a patch to make gas pedal rumble motor working on AC....

  • @ Kimmo : yes I am connected to internet, assetto corsa version 1.14, wheel updated with driver 289 beta and firmware 297. I have the csp v3, only thing I changed between the first time it worked on assetto and didn't work the second time is changing parameters on the wheel, I mean abs, damper force etc... But when the wheel base is flashed, all the setup are cleared to default right ?
    Have you been able to talk to Fanatec support? I don't know what else to try. This is so very odd. Wish I more help, sorry.
  • No problem, thank you for your help ;) Yes I am in touch with support team. At the moment they have never seen this problem so they think it is not a problem from their side. No solution now but I am still exchanging with them.
  • Today is a month since original release. Still no news on availability in north America? Please tell Sony to hurry the heck up. Some of us want to race.
  • edited June 2017

    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?


    Today is a month since original release. Still no news on availability in north America? Please tell Sony to hurry the heck up. Some of us want to race.

  • Tell me about it. I sold my CSW base v2 and Xbox Rim and Xbox as I wanted to go back to My ps4 for my racing. Sadly if we don't get news soon I going Crap Thrustmaster T300 as much as I hate too. Or be done with a Wheel setup.

  • Tell me about it. I sold my CSW base v2 and Xbox Rim and Xbox as I wanted to go back to My ps4 for my racing. Sadly if we don't get news soon I going Crap Thrustmaster T300 as much as I hate too. Or be done with a Wheel setup.

    I'm feeling the same way. But I'm not spending a dime on Thrustmaster crap. I will just quit all together first.
  • edited June 2017

    Be a little easier to take if we knew how long we had to wait. This any day stuff is brutal. Don't understand why its a big secret since its been released already.

  • Patience my friends. All good things come to those of us that wait. :!! \:D/
  • Chris Broshar said: Patience my friends. All good things come to those of us that wait. :!! \:D/                                                                                                     My patience ran out after I spent $600 on a CSW Base v2 only to have ps4 support removed. Im 46 years old got better things to do then play games but love racing when I got spare time which is short.                                            
  • Tell me about it. I sold my CSW base v2 and Xbox Rim and Xbox as I wanted to go back to My ps4 for my racing. Sadly if we don't get news soon I going Crap Thrustmaster T300 as much as I hate too. Or be done with a Wheel setup.
    Ya thats were im at. I will quit first and save my money Before i waste money on Crap Thrustmasteras Im 46 and have a family and money and time are very short. I just threw Thrustmaster out there as Im tired of no news.

    I'm feeling the same way. But I'm not spending a dime on Thrustmaster crap. I will just quit all together first.

  • Patience my friends. All good things come to those of us that wait. :!! \:D/
    Been patiently waiting since licensing deal was confirmed in November. Checking web site and these forums several times a day everyday since.Lack of info is worse than the waiting. I mean, just tell us when its going to be available. How is that going to hurt anyone?
  • Patience my friends. All good things come to those of us that wait. :!! \:D/
    Been patiently waiting since licensing deal was confirmed in November. Checking web site and these forums several times a day everyday since.Lack of info is worse than the waiting. I mean, just tell us when its going to be available. How is that going to hurt anyone?
    Maybe they don't know yet??

  •   Maybe they don't know yet??

    I'm sure fanatec doesn't. It's Sony who is making it difficult. Believe me I hold nothing against fanatec. If I thought it was on them I'd be out already. Fanatec is just trying to stay within the guidelines that sony set. if I didn't already have so much money wrapped up in PlayStation stuff I would have bought a computer and V2.5 months ago.


  • Comon people, this is Sony we're talking about.
  • Guys it must be tough waiting. I've got mine and it's great.
  • 5 weeks.URG!!
    Guys it must be tough waiting. I've got mine and it's great.

  • are we ever going to get any kind of news or progress update?
  • I check the site everyday and wondered the same, why can't someone from fanatec respond to their diehard customers.
  • I check the site everyday and wondered the same, why can't someone from fanatec respond to their diehard customers.
    Really sucks for us cause we are having to wait twice
  • I am a little tired of waiting and I think I'm giving up racing on the PS4. I think I am getting the V2.5 and F1 rim around the time F1 2017 launches. The V2.5 has gotten a good number of positive reviews and you can buy it in USA now!!  
  • edited July 2017

    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
    Now I'm really alarmed! As you can see in the posting above there is clearly stated that GT Sport will be compatible. BUT when I check the FAQ page now it looks like this:

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

    Assetto Corsa
    Dirt Rally*
    Dirt 4
    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 *
    WRC 7**
     
    All upcoming advanced driving simulator games with support of force feedback racing wheels will be compatible.

    And as you can see there is no GT Sport listed anymore!!! Ok, the last sentence seems to be a glimmer of hope but I would really like to know why it is not listed anymore...
  • 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
    Now I'm really alarmed! As you can see in the posting above there is clearly stated that GT Sport will be compatible. BUT when I check the FAQ page now it looks like this:

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

    Assetto Corsa
    Dirt Rally*
    Dirt 4
    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 *
    WRC 7**
     
    All upcoming advanced driving simulator games with support of force feedback racing wheels will be compatible.

    And as you can see there is no GT Sport listed anymore!!! Ok, the last sentence seems to be a glimmer of hope but I would really like to know why it is not listed anymore...
    You shouldnt worry because the wheel is Officially Licensed by Sony it will work with Gt sport --> Polypony or how ever you spell it is a Sony Company / Gt Sport is a 1st party PS4 Title so the wheel will work or it will be guatenteed to work in what ever region the wheel is Officially Licensed and Sold... Just My thoughts
  • But why it is not listed anymore?
  • As much as the US delays are frustrating for me, I have to imagine that the FANATEC people are even more frustrated about the delays.


  • As much as the US delays are frustrating for me, I have to imagine that the FANATEC people are even more frustrated about the delays.


    I know right. Such a great product and not everyone can enjoy it.
  • edited July 2017
    But why it is not listed anymore?
    '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." From the first post in this topique.
  • On my side, the wheel is still not compatible with assetto, I am still waiting a solution from fanatec support but it seems that they are not in a hurry to solve this problem...
  • edited July 2017
    On my side, the wheel is still not compatible with assetto, I am still waiting a solution from fanatec support but it seems that they are not in a hurry to solve this problem...
    and what exactly is not working? Are you using latest 297 firmware? Are you starting the game with the base set into PS4 (blue led) mode)? Did you pressed the PS button on the rim after you booted the base to assign the wheel base to your PS Account?

    On my side the wheel is fully compatible with Assetto on the PS4 wit latest 297 Firmware and the base running in PS4 mode.

  • On my side, the wheel is still not compatible with assetto, I am still waiting a solution from fanatec support but it seems that they are not in a hurry to solve this problem...
    and what exactly is not working? Are you using latest 297 firmware? Are you starting the game with the base set into PS4 (blue led) mode)? Did you pressed the PS button on the rim after you booted the base to assign the wheel base to your PS Account?

    On my side the wheel is fully compatible with Assetto on the PS4 wit latest 297 Firmware and the base running in PS4 mode.
    Several settings did not work on Assetto Corsa on PS4 with that wheel on track, even with the latest firmware. 
    At least for me, but others have reported that too.
    The button mappings for Turbo, ABS, Traction Control, DRS, Kers are not working, which means you can't change them at all!

    So, this is working for you?

    The wheel switches automatically to Blue LED Mode when starting Assetto Corsa. If one could change to compatibility mode then the on track buttons might work, but this is not possible.

  • On my side, the wheel is still not compatible with assetto, I am still waiting a solution from fanatec support but it seems that they are not in a hurry to solve this problem...
    and what exactly is not working? Are you using latest 297 firmware? Are you starting the game with the base set into PS4 (blue led) mode)? Did you pressed the PS button on the rim after you booted the base to assign the wheel base to your PS Account?

    On my side the wheel is fully compatible with Assetto on the PS4 wit latest 297 Firmware and the base running in PS4 mode.
    Several settings did not work on Assetto Corsa on PS4 with that wheel on track, even with the latest firmware. 
    At least for me, but others have reported that too.
    The button mappings for Turbo, ABS, Traction Control, DRS, Kers are not working, which means you can't change them at all!

    So, this is working for you?

    The wheel switches automatically to Blue LED Mode when starting Assetto Corsa. If one could change to compatibility mode then the on track buttons might work, but this is not possible.
    And thats exactly what I meant. Thats not an issue with the CSL Elite PS4 wheel. The Fanatec support cant change this as this is a game issue so no need to state here that they are not in a hurry to solve this problem - because they simply cant.
    Kunos needs to update the game to fully support the wheel so that you can switch those things with keys on the wheel rim. Please report this in the Assetto Corsa Console forum.
    Also compatibility mode in AC is impossible as the compatibility mode is for old games which supported the CSW v2. AC is a relatively new PS4 game and never supported the CSW v2 so it is simply iompossible to run the game in the compatibility mode. Blue PS4 mode is absolutely correct. 
  • edited July 2017
    Fully compatible is a matter of interpretation. For you it is, for me its not.
  • Well, it is fully compatible in the way Kunos decided to implement this Wheel. Actually they decided to only make 2 wheel presets and the G29 preset. Some other wheels are working but are not implemented with a preset. Unfortunately there is also no way to re-assign the buttons, just strict pre-configured mappings from the presets. Thats no issue of Fanatec with the wheel. To say the wheel is not compatible with Assetto is therefore simply not true because it is working with the game and the "issue" is on the Kunos side - they need to implement more presets or allow button remappings. Again, please ask for this in the Assetto Corsa Console Forum so maybe they will make one of those changes in the future :)
  • On my side, the wheel is still not compatible with assetto, I am still waiting a solution from fanatec support but it seems that they are not in a hurry to solve this problem...
    and what exactly is not working? Are you using latest 297 firmware? Are you starting the game with the base set into PS4 (blue led) mode)? Did you pressed the PS button on the rim after you booted the base to assign the wheel base to your PS Account?

    On my side the wheel is fully compatible with Assetto on the PS4 wit latest 297 Firmware and the base running in PS4 mode.
    Yes, yes, yes, yes and yes :) I tried everything, it worked fine the first time but now the wheel is not recognized in AC. I mean, the wheel work on ps4 menu, but in AC none button has reaction, in the menu or on the track.
  • On my side, the wheel is still not compatible with assetto, I am still waiting a solution from fanatec support but it seems that they are not in a hurry to solve this problem...
    and what exactly is not working? Are you using latest 297 firmware? Are you starting the game with the base set into PS4 (blue led) mode)? Did you pressed the PS button on the rim after you booted the base to assign the wheel base to your PS Account?

    On my side the wheel is fully compatible with Assetto on the PS4 wit latest 297 Firmware and the base running in PS4 mode.
    Yes, yes, yes, yes and yes :) I tried everything, it worked fine the first time but now the wheel is not recognized in AC. I mean, the wheel work on ps4 menu, but in AC none button has reaction, in the menu or on the track.
    And in Assetto Corsa you have one of the wheel presets selected and not the DS4 Controller? Happened to me several times that the game switched back to Controller instead of the wheel presets. 
  • Well, it is fully compatible in the way Kunos decided to implement this Wheel. Actually they decided to only make 2 wheel presets and the G29 preset. Some other wheels are working but are not implemented with a preset. Unfortunately there is also no way to re-assign the buttons, just strict pre-configured mappings from the presets. Thats no issue of Fanatec with the wheel. To say the wheel is not compatible with Assetto is therefore simply not true because it is working with the game and the "issue" is on the Kunos side - they need to implement more presets or allow button remappings. Again, please ask for this in the Assetto Corsa Console Forum so maybe they will make one of those changes in the future :)
    As Maurice stated it's as compatible as Kunos allows. Fanatec isn't holding back. Kunos needs to make a few adjustments and improvements.
  • edited July 2017
    I have logged the issue of buttons not working with Kunos on their forum/website for The button mappings for Turbo, ABS, Traction Control, DRS, Kers are not working, which means you can't change them at all! on my CSL Elite PS4 Edition but sadly had no responses what so ever.

    I think every owner of the new wheel needs to log a fault with them to put pressure on them to fix it!

    I can play Assetto fine but don't have the above functionality.
  • edited July 2017

    We just signed the agreement with Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC about selling this wheel in the US. Now we need to make new packaging and produce products and get all of that apporved so we are still some time away from shipping it to customers in the US but we will get there.

    I guess this isn't going to be a matter of a couple days either?~X(

  • edited July 2017

    Nice update. How confident are you that it will make the GT Sport release date of 10/17/17?
  • Lee Horne said:
    I have logged the issue of buttons not working with Kunos on their forum/website for The button mappings for Turbo, ABS, Traction Control, DRS, Kers are not working, which means you can't change them at all! on my CSL Elite PS4 Edition but sadly had no responses what so ever.

    I think every owner of the new wheel needs to log a fault with them to put pressure on them to fix it!

    I can play Assetto fine but don't have the above functionality.
    Reading though some other threads on the Kunos forum it looks like they might be working on button mapping for Update 1.15 for which you would think this would rectify the above issue, I certainly hope so!
  • Hi All,

    got a question regarding compatibility with Dirt 4: I've got CSP V1 pedals hooked up to the CSL Elite wheel and so far everything worked fine (in Asset Corsa in PS4 mode, Pcars and Dirt Rally in compatibility mode), but now it seems as if Dirt 4 doesn't recognizes the pedals. Tried everything like rebooting the wheel, switching modes back and forth, switching USB-ports at the console but they're just not working. Neither on track, nor in the calibration screen. BTW: newest driver and firmware is installed.

    Did anyone discover similar problems?
  • now that it sounds like its in your hands is there any kind of timeline for us customers in usa? Any info would be greatly appreciated because there are several games I would like to pre-order, but I learned my lesson last year when I pre-ordered Nascar heat and was never able to play it. Thanks in advance.
  • Hi, Thomas. I too am waiting for news on when we can order the CSL Elite Wheel PS4 in the US. I will put up my Logitech G29 for sale the next day. I want to step up my racing wheel and pedals to the next level, with this mid-range option.  :D
  • We just signed the agreement with Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC about selling this wheel in the US. Now we need to make new packaging and produce products and get all of that apporved so we are still some time away from shipping it to customers in the US but we will get there.

    I guess this isn't going to be a matter of a couple days either?~X(

    What's the source of that quote?
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