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Thrustmaster TX Wheel for Xbox One – First Info

Following Mad Catz, Thrustmaster is the next company in line to announce a steering wheel for Microsoft’s upcoming Xbox One console.

Following Mad Catz, Thrustmaster is the next company in line to announce a steering wheel for Microsoft’s upcoming Xbox One console.

The company has revealed a first photo of the Thrustmaster TX that is once again coming in authentic Ferrari design, sporting a 7:10 replica of the Ferrari F458 wheel rim.

Unfortunately, most of the technical specs have not been revealed and it has not been confirmed whether the wheel will come with Force Feedback motors. Thrustmaster’s F458 wheel for the PC & Xbox 360 lacked Force Feedback, making it unsuitable for most sim racers.

The bulky wheel base and the retail price of $399 indicate that the wheel will come with proper Force Feedback though, the wheel is planned to be available in late November, right in time for the launch of the Xbox One and Forza Motorsport 5.

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  • kr1nz

    Lovely Ferrari 458 style wheel. I was planning in buying a T500RS but I’ll wait for a bit more information about this one.

  • Brock Samson

    Could this be the retail version of the wheel seen on the Forza 5 dispay at E3 this year?

  • Marcus Reynolds

    So do we know if ANY usb powered gaming device will work on the new Xbox ? Or are we still being forced to pay twice for exactly the same types peripherals with a difference plug on them and firmware ?? I will pass on the Xbox One if the later is the case as with the 360………

    • Hugo Stiglitz

      They’re not supporting last gen headsets or USB peripherals. That’s why they’re making new wheels.

      You should pass on X1 anyways, PS4 is a much better console, it’s cheaper and confirmed to support last gen headsets and USB steering wheels

      • Anonymous

        Microshaft is really cutting their fingers with these xbox one only hardware demands. Trying to keep everything exclusive might end up that most units stays exclusivily at the distribution center instead of being sold. Ah well.. people might pick one up when they go for 100 each, because hardly anybody will buy them.

      • GamerMuscle

        Yep I owned a 360 and got quite good play out of it especaily 2010-2012 .

        If i had to pick this gen then I’d defintly go for the ps4 though I hate the defult game pad layout 🙂

        Mind you I just don’t really see the point in games consoles now If you want to play proper pick up and play casual games that used to be the domain of consoles you can use Nexus 7 or i pad and now thanks to x86 architecture and most good games being cross platform you can play just about everything on a pc.

        Steam big picture also works realy well if you just want to use a game pad and acess your pc as if it were a game console.

        Also when it comes to cost a pc works out cheaper in many regards given that you can access all the games for ever and pick them up in steam sales.

        You also have the advantage that a pc is a pc and can do video editing , music production and everything else that goes with pc.

        only thing xbone and ps4 realy have going for them are the 2-5 exclusive games a year and the motion games which are typically rubush , unless you like dancing.

      • StarFoxySxv550

        A mobile device? No thanks, even as a self-certified “casual gamer”. Maybe for when I’m on the toilet, but not much else.

      • GamerMuscle

        “Consoles also have a lot more going for them than you give them credit for in this post.”

        So much that you cannot even say so in your comment..

      • Realkman666

        Why don’t look it up yourself?

      • GamerMuscle

        Cannot look up something that’s not true..

      • StarFoxySxv550

        Whatever man. For someone with such a pro-gaming username, you don’t seem very err, pro-gaming. Every platform has it’s pro/con. PC gaming isn’t the wonderland you’re making it out to be, it is in theory though.

      • GamerMuscle

        I own games consoles and Pc’s , what are you talking about I don’t think you even read my comment.

      • StarFoxySxv550

        Ease of use/Plug-and-play, Portability/size, affordable, fixed hardware.

      • GamerMuscle

        1) games consoles cost just as much if not more than pcs buy the time you have bought a cuple of games

        2) PC’s are marganaly harder to use than a console it depends what you chose to do but we are at the piont now where you can buy a reasonably priced preconfigured pc install steam and just have it work.

        3) how is fixed hardware a good thing ? you can decide to have fixed hardware in a pc if you want to , also traditionaly consoles have had upgradable hardware ( kinnect, Ram slot, wii fit , controllers )

        Games consoles used to be plug and play simple machines but now they have gotten to the point where you have to login register and user accounts and fiddle around with them. Games consoles have got progressively more like PC’s only with over priced games and maybe a couple of exclusives.

      • StarFoxySxv550

        1. Yeah, if you buy everything digitally. Consoles have a great used game market, does the PC? Just barely.

        2. Thanks for agreeing with me

        3. Fixed hardware is a good thing because you know every game you buy WILL work as intended, no questions asked.

        I don’t know about the Xbox1 but creating an account on the 360 is as simple as creating a user name.

        You don’t have to abandon your DL games, last time I checked they were still on the HDD I left them on.

        Please don’t confuse peripherals with upgradeable hardware. We know the PC has plenty of those too. Why mention ram? The PC doesn’t have that too? Consoles haven’t had upgradeable hardware like that for like three generations.

        O.K yes subscriptions for online gaming pushes up the price, also not something the PC is immune too either. WOW, iRacing?

        I never said consoles were perfect, you said there were no redeeming points to owning one, your argument to refute this isn’t that great.

      • GamerMuscle

        My op was clearly about this new generation of consoles not the current…

        Used games are gradually being fazed out you already see it with multi-player codes for allot of games on 360 and ps3

        You dont need a used game market for pc becuse you can get just about any old console game emulated be that illegally or legally , green man gaming or just roms and emulators in general mame.

        When you buy a game on pc it tends to work for decades into the future especially if its a popular or good game.

        Guess what all my xbox360 arcade games are worthless when xbox one comes out / when 360 is fazed out or inevitably dies and it no longer supported.

        I know what games work on my pc, its quite simple any graphics card within 2 years old and any cpu 2-3 years old will run just about anything on the market.

        I said in my op ” I don’t see the point in consoles now” and then clearly stated why , I think you just like trying to make an argument out of nothing , hence why you started your side of the conversation with a sarcastic comment.

      • StarFoxySxv550

        Fine, consoles are worthless now. You win.

      • GamerMuscle

        Not sure what your issue is, I clearly said in my OP

        “only thing xbone and ps4 realy have going for them are the 2-5 exclusive games a year and the motion games which are typically rubush , unless you like dancing.”

        So sure If you like console exclusives or some of the motion games some of which are genuinely good then of course you don’t have a choice but to get one.

      • Anonymous

        Well if it’s any consolation my nephews are big time Xbox 360 users and they have no interest in XBone. Get it Consolation.

      • Marcus Reynolds

        Looks like I will pass on the XB1 then…… a matter of principle and also not having the motivation to buy yet more junkware to run its software……….

        One day someone will release a console which allows you to plug in serious hardware so you can play serious games as well as casual games, I relish that day, and will embrace that day with open arms, seems lunacy when you see what the consoles are capable of that I still need to have a PC to play the more serious options of software available. Playing a FPS on a console is still the same lame joke it was on the PS1 technology sadly despite being able to plug in a mouse to the PS3, just no proper support for example.

  • Realkman666

    Xbone, Xbone, go home, Xbone…
    /Tom Jones

  • Hugo Stiglitz

    LMFAO Failbox Done strikes again.

  • Tom Coombs

    And yet my Forza branded CSR Elite has a 95% chance of not working on Xbone.

    • Marcus Reynolds

      Maybe they will find a way to flash the firmware?

      Exactly the reason I never invested in the CSR range and stuck with a T500 purchase instead, at least that does work on the PS ……

  • Peter Koch

    The technic of the wheel base is the same as the T500, they probably will bring the rim as a separate buy for the T500.

    • StarFoxySxv550

      Sounds logical.

  • Big Ron

    Buy a $500-console and additionally a $400-wheel to be able to play racing games in it´s full glory.

    • Realkman666

      “to be able to play [Forza 5 and all its DLC] in it´s full glory.”

      • StarFoxySxv550

        Isn’t project cars coming to the Xbox one too?

      • Realkman666

        I think it’s only current gen for now. They will probably have next gen ports too, but I don’t think it’s been announced.

  • João Dário

    what about the goddamn loadcell ??? and a upgraded F1 wheel ?? huh ???

  • Marklar

    Glad I am moving to PS4. Won’t need any dedicated wheels. My G25 will work fine. (hopefully) :).

  • B. Ritchie

    No clutch pedal, no stand alone shifter, no backward support for existing wheels like the Official Forza 4 Wheel – Fanatec CSR Elite, no triple panels support. Both MS and Turn 10 can go kick rocks. This TX wheel looks to be a T500 but with different pedals minus the clutch.
    PS4 here I come. At least my CSR Elite has a good chance of working on that console so I’m not out a $1000 dollars.

  • James Frandsen

    To B. Ritchie
    I have a fanatec F1 wheel to suit the CSR elite, if your interested….?

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