Fanatec On Next Gen Consoles – Status Updates
With the release of the Sony Playstation 4 and Microsoft Xbox One due be released this winter, many sim racers are wondering when Fanatec will announce the first products for the new platform.
Fanatec is a major player on the console market, especially on the Xbox 360 where the company offers the only professional-grade wheel available for Microsoft’s console.
Regarding the future on new platforms, Fanatec has released a small status update, explaining the lack of news as part of a changed strategy:
A few people are wondering why we are so quiet. We will not make the mistake again to mention new things too early. We will announce something new if production is about to start. We are working on several products for several platforms and every one of our new products will set a new benchmark as they did in the past.
There’s also good news for existing Fanatec owners as the company is pushing to make some of their current wheels upwards compatible to new platforms as well:
We are also trying hard to protect the investment of our existing customers by making our current products upwards compatible. But we cannot confirm that before the final consoles are released.