When Thrustmaster unveiled their TX wheel for the Xbox One, we were concerned about its apparent lack of force feedback from the teaser announcement.
Fortunately, our worries have been eradicated as Thrustmaster have released a small snippet from the full specification confirming that the TX will indeed feature force feedback in the form of an intriguing "industrial-class brushless motor" that will deliver a "super smooth and seamless force feedback effect" and "ultra responsive and realistic force effects."
It's a welcome relief to hear that there will be at least one wheel aimed at hardcore sim racers available for the launch of the Xbox One to burn some next gen rubber in Forza Motorsport 5. Indeed, it could become a viable alternative to Fanatec's Forza wheels - especially since compatibility with their range of Xbox 360 Forza wheels, namely the CSR and CSR Elites, remains uncertain at this point.
Having said that, it still hasn't been confirmed if the TX will sport a clutch pedal or be compatible with PCs as with Fanatec's range.
As for the price, it's been confirmed that the TX will retail for a whopping $399.99 - a premium price that is hopefully indicative of a supreme premium product. At that price, I would certainly expect the luxury of a clutch pedal at any rate. Of course, this price comes in addition to the steep asking price of the Xbox One, too - here's hoping Fanatec find a way to make their current wheels compatible so we don't have to spend a small fortune to experience Forza Motorsport 5 at its full potential.
Agreed! Cant wait until november. By the way in the 5th video of 9 "PCars UI: SOLO" i noticed theyre using a tune that was in GTR 2
Its a shame that they're shutting down but it should mean that Raceroom improves as in my opinion its lagging behind the other main sims (surely this must be the main cause for their bankruptcy?) The game has potential and an acceptable amount of content to buy, however I think the prices for individual cars and tracks is a little steep considering the quality of them compared to Assetto Corsa...
Always feel these sorts of packs are all very,,,meh. But how you can include a Merc in a "Best of British" baffles me, regardless of where it was built. Surely there are better example of British sportscars from the past that can be used? Anyway, microtransactions are the way forward and I like DLC but throw in a track or something, no?
Just need the games room to be sorted...might have to just check this out on a friends setup instead. ;o)
...and less shiny graphics. Not everything in real life looks brand new all the time.