The Xbox One is already home to a few great racing games, especially on the first-party side with Forza Horizon 2 and Forza Motorsport 5. Microsoft’s current-gen console will also be getting another quality racer with Project CARS, which is coming out in North America on the 12th of May. While you can play the new racing game with a standard controller, it won’t be as immersive as using a steering wheel and other accessories. Below, you can find our list of recommended products to buy along with the Xbox One version of Project CARS.
Mad Catz Pro Racing Force Feedback
Although Microsoft does not have a first-party wheel, the Mad Catz Pro Racing Force Feedback is pretty close. Mad Catz worked together with Turn 10 Studios to create the wheel for another racing simulator, Forza Motorsport 5.In terms of features, the Mad Catz Pro Racing Force Feedback provide rotation support of up to 900 degrees in addition to having rumble and customizable pedals. You can even upgrade the firmware of the product for future support. Last but not least, there are multiple mounting options so that you can use the set with racing seats such as the ones from Openwheeler.
You can purchase the Xbox One wheel set, as well as the classic and advanced racing seats from Openweeler, with the following Amazon links: Mad Catz Pro Racing Force Feedback, Openwheeler Advanced Racing Seat Driving Simulator Gaming Chair with Gear Shifter Mount and Openwheeler Classic Racing Seat Driving Simulator Gaming Chair.
Thrustmaster Xbox One Wheels
Slight Mad Studios will also be supporting two Thrustmaster Xbox One wheels. The cheaper one is the Thrustmaster Ferrari 458 Spider Racing Wheel, which is only capable of rotating at 270 degrees and does not provide force feedback. With that said, it may be your best option if you don’t want to spend too much on a gaming accessory. You can purchase the Ferrari 458 Spider Racing Wheel here.The better option, if money is not the issue, is the Thrustmaster TX Racing Wheel Ferrari 458 Italia Edition. Thustmaster also worked closely with Microsoft in the creation of the product, which is capable of 900 degrees of rotation along with providing rumble support. It also comes with a metal pedal set and is compatible with the PC platform. If you are interested, the Thrustmaster TX Racing Wheel Ferrari 458 Italia Edition is available for purchase with this page.
If you are planning to get a Thrusmaster wheel, you may also want to take a look at a few add-ons to further add to the immersion of racing in Project CARS. For the Thrustmaster TX Racing Wheel Ferrari 458 Italia Edition, you can check out the TH8A Gearbox Shifter, which is made of metal internally, with this link.If you want to upgrade the pedal set for either the Ferrari 458 Spider Racing Wheel or the TX Racing Wheel Ferrari 458 Italia Edition, you can check out the Thrustmaster T3PA Pedals or the newer Thrustmaster VG T3PA-PRO 3-Pedal Add-On Set. Check out both on Amazon: T3PA Pedals and VG T3PA-PRO 3-Pedal Add-On Set.
Last but not least, you may also went to check out the wheel base from Fanatec, which are very expensive and aren’t as widely available as the products from Mad Catz and Thrustmaster. If you are still interested, you ClubSport Wheel Base V2 Servo US from Fantatec’s website here.
The same products mentioned above should also be compatible with other racing games aside from Project CARS on the Xbox One. So make sure to check them out if you are a fan of racers.