Fanatec CSL DD: Entry Level, $350 Direct Drive Wheel

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  1. PJTierney

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    For Xbox, will games need to be specifically made compatible with the CSL DD or is it a case of "anywhere you can plug in an CSL Elite (with an Xbox rim), you can plug in a CSL DD"?

    Unlike the other platforms Xbox doesn't recognise Fanatec wheels as "Fanatec" wheels, instead using the Microsoft Wheel SDK to support them.
     
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  2. Jtheripper

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    The description i saw said compatible with all pc/ xbox platforms and will be a specific version for ps.
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  3. Atwork

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    very much a Sony issue
    I don't get what you don't under, many entry or mid level buyers do not need the extra power or cost. This is the value line. I am sure we will see some middle ground in a year or two when the cs dd comes to existence. 350 is a great price and is probably kind of a dividing line for that level of consumer. Costing more than a console is a line some won't cross, even though if you are new to the ecosystem it will be more.

    Also if you have not noticed the price materials have gone up. They are a business and are out make money, while pleasing as many people as possible
     
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  4. PJTierney

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    I know it’s compatible with the console, but it’s the games I’m more concerned about.

    Will various Xbox racing games need updates in order to support the DD? If that’s the case then I can pretty much already confirm that certain games won’t support it as they’re no longer receiving updates, and it’ll only work on new releases.
     
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  6. Daz555

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    Typically new wheelbases have a fall-back in that they have legacy modes. The DD1/2 worked as a CSW v2.5 in the long abandoned Project Cars 2 for example. I can't imagine this new wheelbase being any different.
     
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  7. PJTierney

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    Oh good :)

    Basically, I want to know if I can enjoy DiRT Rally 2.0 with this wheel given the game doesn't get updates anymore. We don't officially support the Fanatec WRC wheel either (wanted to but it released too late in the game's life cycle for it to be implemented), but given the way Fanatec wheels connect to Xbox it works anyway.
     
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  8. Mad1723

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    Usually, if the game supports Fanatec FFB, the wheelbase can do the translation. And as mentionned earlier, Fanatec usually includes a compatibility mode as a fallback.
     
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  9. PJTierney

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    Excellent :)

    I've only owned the CSL Elite so far so later this year I'm looking at an upgrade :)
     
  10. kikie

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    So, to sum it up:

    • A CSL DD for the PS5 which is probably also going to be compatible with the pc.
    • A PS5
    • GT7
    • A PSVR 2 if PD manages to make GT7 VR compatible
    • Other peripherals such as pedals
    • A new very powerful gaming computer
    Does anyone have a suggestion to buy certain stock so I can buy all that stuff in the near future?
     
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  11. Jtheripper

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    Sorry about that, read fast maybe.
    Depends if its Fanatec directly that says its compatible i guess, then it be directly without needing a workaround from Xbox etc.
    From what you said now, does this mean fanatec arent working on ps4/5 for dr2?

    Pretty disappointing if a company like codemasters doesnt add support for compatible wheels honestly.
    Its not like a small indie.
    I love dr2 but that be a bummer to learn.
     
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  12. PJTierney

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    It’s a timing thing. The game is 2 years old and all of the development team are working on future releases now.
     
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  13. PRO_TOO

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    Endor AG! ;)

    you forgot the 120hz screen! ;)
     
  14. steve30x

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    IF you look on the FANATEC EU Website the CSL Elite wheel base is no longer on there
     
  15. kikie

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    No I didn't because I mentioned VR, so I won't be needing a 120Hz screen.
     
  16. PRO_TOO

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    Sorry mate. Missed that. it was more of a joke btw. :)
     
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    That may also be a supply chain issue. There was a chance that the Suez Canal blockage might have something to do with this. Just speculation though.
     
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    It was on the EU store up until the CSL DD was announced. I was looking at it in the store a few hours before the CSL DD Was announced. Also if it was just simply out of stock it would say so like it has been in the past. I have never seen Fanatec remove any product from their store if it was just out of stock and was going to be back on sale.
     
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    Good to see Barry out in front.
     
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    How do you vote?

    Barry is the ****ing man.
     
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  23. DomB_Fanatec

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    You need a Fanatec account to sign in to the forum, then you should be able to vote.
     
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  24. I see a lot of people complaining about some on the list charge for reviews and dont disclose it. I should mention that any YouTuber that receives something for free, or to review and send back, must include on their videos 'includes paid promotion' even if they're not getting paid. The 3 receiving these units must also do that.
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  25. Yard_Sale

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    I won't buy anything until Barry reviews it
     
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  26. SlowGrayAudi

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    Same for me. That man is a saint. And his voice is sweet
     
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    If there is going to be a PS5 CSL DD, which is probably also compatible with PC, I think the CSL DD is going to be my first @Fanatec... purchase.
     
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  30. DriveSpark

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    The killer would be if the wheel and/or pedals had haptics built in. Imagine the brake pedal being really hard at the start of a race because the brakes are cold and then getting softer during a long race as they heat up and wear, or a vibration from a damaged tyre that worsens until it blows out. Loads of neat stuff they could do.
     
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