Fanatec has revealed the firm's first officially licensed, PlayStation 4-compatible gaming wheel setup.
Named the CSL Elite Racing Wheel, the new product is the first Fanatec item to be officially supported on the PlayStation 4 console since March 2016.
Though the motor and power supply are shared with the PC and Xbox One compatible ClubSport V2.5 wheel base, the CSL Elite Racing Wheel does contain "electronics provided by Sony" to enable PS4 compatibility.
The CSL Elite Racing Wheel also comes with a ClubSport V2 backwards compatibility mode – allowing PlayStation 4 users to play titles such as F1 2015 and Dirt Rally with the CSL Elite peripheral. However, whilst the wheel will function in this backwards compatibility mode in normal gameplay, the CSL Elite Racing Wheel won't work in the system menu.
At time of writing, only Dirt 4 and Assetto Corsa are fully compatible with the Fanatec CSL Elite Racing Wheel. Fanatec has confirmed, though, the CSL wheel will be fully supported in F1 2017, Project CARS 2 and Gran Turismo Sport – with the wheel set to recieve "advanced functionality" in Gran Turismo Sport.
Currently, the Fanatec CSL Elite Racing Wheel for the PlayStation 4 is only available to buy in Europe and Australia for 499.95 Euros and 749.90 Australian Dollars respectively. For the time being, the Fanatec CSL Elite Racing Wheel is only available in a wheel rim and wheel base bundle.