Quantcast
I hope you like these new Xbox One racing wheels... - Destructoid

DestructoidJapanatorTomopopFlixist



I hope you like these new Xbox One racing wheels...


12:45 PM on 10.16.2013
I hope you like these new Xbox One racing wheels... photo



There's big talk of "equation language" for new kinds of force feedback in this Xbox One racing accessories video, and that sounds neat and all, but I think Microsoft is going to find that racing fans are going to push back on the idea of a new wheel. This talk of controller pairing or button mapping is going to fade into the background when fellow enthusiasts are wondering if their, say, $500 Fantaec racing rig will work with the Xbox One. 

It's not that the new Thrustmaster and MadCatz wheels (shown in the below video) for Xbox One wouldn't fit the bill. They look fine (save for the plastic-y looking pedal bases). I'm sure the new tech they've used is neat, too.

It's just hard to get over hearing from Branden Powell, Dir. of Strategic Alliance, that "Xbox 360 wheels are not compatible with Xbox One."

A response tweet from Xbox from a few days ago underlines the message

To deliver consistent, meaningful gameplay to all users, only Xbox One controllers/accessories will work with the .

Powell tries to hit home that the new tech they've put into their new accessories platform has something to do with the Xbox 360 wheel incompatibility, citing force feedback and pairing changes specifically. He said that with the new level of innovation they've hit, "some things are not going to function going forward." 

I don't know if that makes complete sense to me. Why couldn't the Xbox 360 wheels work without some of the new feature sets? Couldn't they rig up some kind of compatibility? It's funny to think that even the official Forza Motorsport wheels won't work with Forza 5.

As the owner of a couple of high-end wheels, I'm kind of bummed. I wanted to try Forza 5 out with a wheel. 






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.








Win your choice of console from Destructoid! in Destructoid's Hangs on LockerDome

Racing games

5:30 PM on 07.25.2014
Give The Crew 40 minutes, and you'll be on the other side of the country

By videogame standards, The Crew features a fantastically massive open-world to drive around. As you can see in this video that was captured from the PC beta, getting from Miami to Los Angeles takes about forty minutes,...more



3:45 PM on 07.22.2014
There's a Hummer H1 in Forza Horizon 2, and these 99 other cars

I hate Hummers so much. Only in America would a car that stupid get that popular. Of course, Forza Horizon 2 has the H1, the actual Humvee-looking one that isn't any less stupid for civilian driving, but at least it doesn't look like a gangly, overgrown Power Wheels like the popular H2 you still see out and about sometimes. The first 100 cars are listed here.more



6:00 PM on 07.18.2014
Next week's PC beta for The Crew sounds fairly big

Ubisoft's closed PC beta for The Crew will begin a couple days earlier than previously announced. It's now set to take place from July 21 - 25. What's going to be playable, exactly? A decent amount, considering The Crew's ma...more



View all Racing games






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more