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First Previews of MadCatz Pro Racing Force Feedback Wheel!

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The first previews of the MadCatz FFB Wheel for Xbox One have filtered through at this year's CES! Here is what I could find so far:

 

 

 

http://www.ign.com/videos/2014/01/08/force-feedback-racing-with-mad-catz-xbox-one-steering-wheel

 

http://www.gottabemobile.com/2014/01/07/mad-catz-pro-racing-force-feedback-wheel-hands-on/

 

Here's what I've been able to decipher:

-Built in collaboration with T10 for a higher level of immersion than the XB360, due to a new FFB protocol

-Will use an ecosystem comparable to the Thrustmaster TX, with a potential shifter, 3 pedal set, and interchangeable rims on the way.

-Can be mounted on cockpit, table, or lap

-Dual Motor FFB

-Still no full confirmation for PC, but some potential hints of PC drivers coming out later.

 

Here is the official page for the wheel, which has more information you may want to check out:

http://store.madcatz.com/categories/specialty-controllers-category/Mad-Catz-Pro-Racing-Force-Feedback-Wheel-and-Pedals-for-Xbox-One.html

 

My first wheel was actually the MadCatz MC2 for the Xbox, PS2, and Gamecube, and even though I had fun back then, it definitely was not built at a level for serious sim racing. This wheel comes ten years after that though, and this looks to be serious, but at the same time, it seems like they are puffing up features that shouldn't be (dual motor gear driven system! Yay!)

 

So, what do you guys think about what seems to be MadCatz' first entry into the serious sim racing market? Do you think that we will be surprised? 

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Well, the second video scared me....things like "wheel head" , "most advanced wheel ever" and "play in lap" make me wonder WTF  LOL

 

Sorry couldn't resist. It does look good, but they need to show some more and give us more WE WANT MORE! :) Maybe some hands on (saw someone using it in second video) and how about some info on the OTHER RIMS. 

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Hi,

 

I am new to the forum. I have played a few racing games and sims in the past. I have always wanted a good wheel to use but never could afford one. I never wanted to waste money on something I knew was not top notch. I have also just purchased an xbox one with Forza 5. I would really love to see a review of this before purchasing the Thrustmaster. The Mad Catz does "look" like it is well made compared to the other but I am so unsure. I am planning on building a rig to mount it to and sit in from of my tv.  What do you guys think about which one to get?

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