This is a thread focused on a key feature that, if or when implemented, will improve Forza for many people.
It’s a sore subject, for both T10, Microsoft, and the customer, but it needs to be brought up to solidify this issue. This garbage needs to get fixed.
I have two wheels. A Fanatec CSR FM4 wheel that I bought new for $600+, and a G27. The fact that T10 & Microsoft do not support their own commissioned product is extremely poor. The fact that the CSR, a commissioned piece of hardware that was built for Forza 4, is now rendered redundant on Xbox One only two years after release, is ridiculous. A whole 1/5th of this wheel’s possible market was thrown away because of it. To add insult to injury, two entirely new wheels were commissioned for the Xbox One upon release, both are inferior in design, features, and compatibility - and they cost more! One is a marketing coo for a major car manufacturer that costs an arm and a leg, and the other doesn’t have a clutch, or an H-pattern shifter.
I understand that most of the blame lies with Microsoft, but the lesser of all evils is still an evil. T10; you have a huge amount of say in Microsoft’s decisions, and the fact that you didn’t push for the compatibility of a two year old wheel that you commissioned and still make money off of licensing, is an extremely poor business motto, and will not win both T10 and Microsoft any favors. There are a lot of people are holding out on the Xbox One because of the lack of compatibility, and I believe that those that purchased the wheel deserve the compatibility. After all, the wheel (upon release) cost almost the same as the XB1, and for those that bought the CSR Elite wheel, it cost more.
The fact that your main competition supports the wheel that you commissioned for both their 7th and 8th gen consoles says a lot about this.
I’ve been vocal about my distaste for the lack of compatibility everywhere, practically since launch of the the game and console. I spent nearly as much money on the CSR as I did on my Xbox One, and the lack of compatibility is upsetting, and needs to be rectified as soon as possible.
Also; compatibility for the G27 needs to be implemented. I do realize that this request is a stretch, as Logitech has a very close relationship with the competition, but opening this door will bring in a new and very large fanbase to the series. The G27 is one of the best-selling wheels of all time, it is also one of the most reliable, simple, and one of the most feature-filled. That fanbase that owns the G27 will migrate, if given the chance. Anyone who owns a wheel generally doesn’t pick sides in racing titles, otherwise they wouldn’t have sprung $200+ for a wheel.
I have a request to make of the readers. If someone knows how to start a petition to get this feature added, can you please start one and post the link in this thread? I’m done waiting for something to happen because nothing seems to be happening.
Lets make Forza better.