A new FFB wheel from Madcatz for the Xbox 360

Discussion in 'Forza Motorsport 3' started by -kj-, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. Jamezinho

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    I'll definitely give this a wheel a look if it's priced correctly and offers a step up from the old MS wheel I already have.

    I'm hoping it's going to be on a par with my DFGT in terms of price and performance.
     
  2. supergoop

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    I don't think anyone mentioned it yet, but I see 2 design flaws immediately:

    1) The foot pedals are angled way too high. It should be more vertical.
    2) The shifter is too forward to reach.
     
  3. UkHardcore23

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    Eurogamer reporting the new official wheel is actually pretty good.
     
  4. Zoom!Zoom!

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    Edited. I just realize your are referring to the new official horseshoe and not this wheel.
     
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  5. t.o.

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    EDIT: I had this reply on-screen for a while. lol
     
  6. Dopplegagger

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    I am fully expecting this wheel to blow the Microsoft WRW out of the water. It is a revamp of the Saitek R660 GT, and although I bitched about the price, I realize that it's going to cost $230 USD for a reason. Given MadCatz recent track record in quality controllers that cost north of $100, I absolutely believe that this wheel will not be a cheap waste of money like the Microsoft WRW (in some opinions).

    Note, Microsoft WRW refers to the discontinued Force Feedback wheel for the 360, and not the upcoming Speed wheel.
     
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  7. jabofu

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    A german shop (alternate.de) has it listed with a picture and the price tag is 100 € which are 144 $. It is the new wireless wheel from madcatz, the one they have shown. They are not in stock as from now, but will be available soon. Just visit the side, because i am not sure, if i am allowed to post the link.

    Edit: I just saw it at amazon.de for 130 € and in stock. Doesnt look bad, but i stay with fanatec.
     
  8. Beliall

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    I'd still rather sell my GT3 and buy a GT2
     
  9. phil-t

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    Unforuntately, the 100 Euro wheel is the cheaper non-FFB wireless one they launched a little while back.. (In fact on Amazon.co.uk it's only £69.99 , about 78 Euros..

    Here is the image of the non-FFB cheaper wheel.
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    Compared to their image of the new FFB one.
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    If they did the FFB new one for 100 - 120 Euros', it'd be perfect..
     
  10. Dopplegagger

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    I hear you... I am working on going with a Fanatec of some sort. Until that pans out, I have to make due with my WRW.

    :(
     
  11. Dopplegagger

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    Phil-t already provided most of my answer. This wheel isn't on the market as of now. Then again I haven't checked MadCatz' site in the past few weeks, but I am sure it's not on sale yet.

    :edit:

    Just looked at Gameshark and Madcatz.com, and... nope. Not on sale yet.

    :edit 2:

    The wheel will be "in time for the Holiday 2011 season". I think we will see them on sale in Late September, a few weeks before FM4 hits the shelves. But this is a rough guess.

    Here's where I got the estimated release window from...
    http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=69024&highlight=&p=irol-newsArticle_print&ID=1571477

    And in case no one looked at MadCatz' site for info on the wheel... http://www.madcatz.com/wheel
    Nothing new there, but there are more (smallish) pictures of it.

    :tup:
     
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  12. -kj-

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    PR video from Mad Catz.

     
  13. R1600Turbo

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    Sorry to be late to this conversation, but judging by the above statement there is currently no FFB wheel that works on both systems? What a crock that is. Wish I was in the console accessory business...
     
  14. Bogie 19th

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    Yup, the Fanatecs work on both systems.
     
  15. R1600Turbo

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    Hmm, research I shall do.

    Thanks.
     
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  17. Bogie 19th

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    As well as the Porsche 911 Turbo S Wheel.
     
  18. zr1chris

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    :tup: This is true but the wheel has been discontinued I believe however you can find one on ebay from time to time.
     
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    I'm fine with just having paddles for now, being used to my DFGT. I'm sure the cheaper pedals are probably better than what the DFGT has to offer.
     
  22. Zoom!Zoom!

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    From what I've read they are not much better.
     
  23. R1600Turbo

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    Might just end up playing FM4 with a controller. Don't want the hassle of buying another expensive wheel and not liking it and/or the game.
     
  24. FyreandIce

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    Anyone seen a review for this thing yet?
     
  25. Dopplegagger

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    Hopefully the upcoming CSR pedals will be closer to the $99.00 mark. So a GT2 with only a set of pedals (with a load cell brake pedal) would be $350.00. IMO that is a damn good price for what you get. Now that i think about it... That is exactly what I am going to do. The shifter set can wait for a bit... then again they are only $30 for the standard set... GT2 with a shifter and a good set of pedals all under $400.00, maybe $420.00 including shipping... :drool:

    As for the MadCatz wheel, the price has not officially been announced... But $230 seems to be a bit much for a wheel that may little more than a well built version of the Microsoft WRW, or it can be a surprising little piece of machinery that goes beyond many people's expectations. We will find out soon enough though.
     
  26. dazzzer30

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    I don’t think Fanatec are worth the cash if you ask me you can pick up a Microsoft wheel off ebay at a good price and get the same results, I don’t understand why some people think a 500 $ set up is going to make you play better than someone on a pad or an xbox360 wheel its not the case. Also I wouldn’t risk a 500$ set up with use on just an xbox360, I just don’t trust them or the game makers for them to produce good results I would rather be disappointed with a cheaper wheel.
     
  27. phil-t

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    Having spent years on the MS Wheel, and had a Fanatec PWTS for over a year, I can agree that a more expensive wheel won't necessarily make you faster, but that's not what people buy them for, they buy them for the better experience..

    However, I can say that I did instantly improve, the clubsport pedals (you did say $500 setup) where definitely part of that, and the wheel's adjustability was the other part..

    And of course, it works on all platforms, so if you do have a PS3/PC/360 and want a solid wheel that gives much better FFB and a nicer experience, and actually use it, it's well worth the money.
     
  28. PzR Slim

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    I take it you have owned a Fanatec wheel then?
     
  29. dazzzer30

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    To you question know I don’t own one and if you read my first post it basically tells you why. I don’t care how real it feels or looks I am looking for something that will improve my lap times on track and handles generally good, You cant tell me using a clutch pedal or stick to change gears is faster, to me the less parts used the faster you will be able to react in the game . ~Ok if someone is looking just for it to feel real as in being in a” real car” then yes it probably be the best thing out but in online gaming I see it being a bit of a handicap .
     
  30. zr1chris

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    Actually its been proven to improve laps times in most cases. Also, you can use the paddle shifters and not use the clutch although in Forza 3 you get quicker lap times with a clutch for some reason.