Originally Posted by KK in CT
I posted this in the PS4 thread, but it was suggested that I repost in a racing game thread as it may be more appropriate and get more knowledgeable people regarding the specific question. I appreciate any insight you may have:
I have a question about steering wheels for the PS4. As far as I can see there is only one "official" wheel for the PS4 announced. Not knowing much about what to look for in a wheel, would anyone have any tips? I'm looking for something that I can use but that would also not be overly complicated for kids to use as well. I figure kids would have an easier time playing Driveclub with a wheel rather than the regular controller. I would imagine there will be more options as the system launches, but it would be good to know pros/cons of wheels to make a good choice once there are choices. Thanks!
Thrustmaster T80 is the announced official wheel. Last time I researched any was over 2 years ago but they make a quality item as far as I could tell.
The support for PS3 peripherals on PS4 is up in the air right now, so I wouldn't bank on any current PS3 wheels working flawlessly with PS4. The problem lies with software and licensing issues because each peripheral maker uses something different to run their particular wheel, so no telling what will happen. I own a Logitech Driving Force GT, a great wheel, but Logitech just dropped all their console business this year. I'm probably shopping as well if I want a wheel on PS4.
My advice is wait and see if you can, buy official if you have to have it day 1.