Thrustmaster is 1st to the plate for PS4!!

Thrustmaster is 1st to the plate with the new PS4 racing wheel called the T80!!...

Thrustmaster is 1st to the plate with the new PS4 racing wheel called the T80!!

style="clear: both; text-align: left;">Features for the wheel so far released

Product manufactured under official PlayStation® license. The first racing wheel for PlayStation®4 racing games!
PlayStation 4 license guarantees 100% compatibility in games and in menus with official “PS” , “Share” and “Options” buttons.
Official embedded firmware (allowing for automatic recognition of the wheel by the PS4).
Compatible with PS4™ / PS3™
PS4™ / PS3™ sliding switch (for full compatibility of the USB Racing Wheel on PS3™)

Large optimized pedal set
2 pedals with wide foot-rest.
Adjustable angle of inclination for each pedal.
Brake pedal featuring progressive resistance.


picto feature

Linear resistance
Thrustmaster® “bungee cord”  exclusive system providing with realistic resistance.

2 On-wheel sequential digital gear shift paddles
Wheel grip with rubber texture coating.

Complete equipment
2 sequential levers  + 11 action buttons + D-Pad.
Adjustable wheel sensitivity for precise driving.

Central clamping system
Central clamping system with wide jaws for optimal stability with all
desk and table types.

So far this wheel is looking pretty good and coming out ahead of the much anticipated DRIVECLUB racing game. It looks to be a entry level wheel with its hard plastic wheel and pedals. It features linear pedals to handle gas and break with no clutch option. So no load cell  brake pedals for this one unfortunately. No word if it’s belt or gear driven or 900 deg rotation in the wheel itself. Not as high end as the Thrustmaster T500,  but I don’t believe it’s meant to be either.

The T80 does come with some great features though. With paddle shifters, 11 buttons catered for PS4 plus the dpad to navigate in menus. It even has the Share button to grab those awesome driving pictures or streams to Twitch or Ustream while racing. A plus is the wheel has sensitivity adjustment for a more precise driving experience. I’m hoping this is pertaining to the force feedback. Hmm I wonder how many motors it’s using?  The pedals feature an adjustable angle which should be handy and the system comes with a clamping system to mount to a desk or sim rig.

I’m excited that Thrustmaster is getting out their PS4 and XBOX ONE wheel so fast. It’s great for the sim racing industry and I look forward to seeing some more high end wheels that will work with the PS4 from Thrustmaster.

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