Much earlier than before thanks to long-held plans to release F1 2015 during the real-world Formula One season, Codemasters has published a wheel and controller compatibility list.
Until recently, screenshots and a trailer or two have been the limit of ‘2015’ material available – so with a mere ten days remaining until F1’s arrival next month, we’re glad to have finally seen the post-E3 appearance of directly recorded footage as well as finding that Codemasters itself has approached the important matter of F1 2015 wheel compatibility. Given what should have been avoidable frustrations with wheels for this generation’s consoles and the compatibility that has varied with each racing game, we’re more appreciative than usual of this clarity. We just want to know what works… or doesn’t!
That said, we do need to highlight that the just-announced G920 Driving Force Racing Wheel (PC/Xbox One) and Logitech Driving Force Shifter (PS4 and Xbox One) aren’t yet included in any of the lists below. The G920 perhaps isn’t too surprising as unlike the expected July release of the G29 Driving Force Racing Wheel (PC/PS3/PS4), it’s only had an indeterminate ‘later this year’. Could we be targeting September or October to line up with Forza Motorsport 6, perhaps…?! Whatever the timing and even if it follows with a game update, it’s hard to imagine that the G920 won’t ultimately work with F1 2015. We’ll keep that in mind and update the tables once we have that hoped-for confirmation.
Here we go then. Consoles first, followed by the PC.
The PS4 version of F1 2015 launches with a substantial list of controllers that have been certified as ‘compatible’. Negating earlier statements and blame-shifting regarding wheel compatibility with this console generation, it’s pleasing to see the new F1 game join Project CARS in being able to run on Fanatec wheels that have long been discontinued and yet remain functional. Despite the new product launch with the G29 and G920, we’d now like to see the same happen for Logitech wheels on the consoles!
F1 2015 Fanatec Compatibility (PS4)
|Fanatec ClubSport Wheel V1||Fanatec ClubSport Wheel V2|
|Fanatec CSR Elite||Fanatec CSR|
|Fanatec Porsche 911 GT2||Fanatec Porsche 911 GT3 RS V2|
|Fanatec Porsche 911 Turbo S|
F1 2015 Thrustmaster Compatibility (PS4)
|Thrustmaster T100||Thrustmaster T300 – F1 rim|
|Thrustmaster T300 – Ferrari GTE rim||Thrustmaster T300 – PS rim|
|Thrustmaster T300 – TM Leather 28 GT||Thrustmaster T500 – F1 rim|
|Thrustmaster T500 – Ferrari GTE rim||Thrustmaster T500 – GT rim|
|Thrustmaster T500 – TM Leather 28 GT||Thrustmaster T80|
F1 2015 Logitech Compatibility (PS4)
|Logitech G29 Racing Wheel||PS4 Controller|
Unless you are able to combine one of Fanatec’s ClubSport base units, its Xbox One-specific Universal Hub and a rim, the confirmed choices are altogether slimmer on the One – namely Microsoft-authorised wheels from HORI, Mad Catz and Thrustmaster. The situation could be better. Much better.
F1 2015 Fanatec Compatibility (Xbox One)
|Fanatec ClubSport Wheel V1 with Xbox Wheel Rim||Fanatec ClubSport Wheel V2 with Xbox Wheel Rim|
F1 2015 Hori Compatibility (Xbox One)
|Hori Racing Wheel Controller for Xbox One|
F1 2015 Mad Catz Compatibility (Xbox One)
|MadCatz Pro Racing Force Feedback Wheel|
F1 2015 Thrustmaster Compatibility (Xbox One)
|Thrustmaster TX – F1 rim||Thrustmaster TX – Ferrari 458 rim|
|Thrustmaster TX – Ferrari GTE rim||Thrustmaster TX – TM Leather 28 GT|
|Thrustmaster Ferrari 458 Spider Racing|
F1 2015 Microsoft Compatibility (Xbox One)
|Xbox One Controller|
Limitations thankfully drop with the PC and building on its more open nature, F1 2015 has been tested for compatibility with Fanaleds software and D-BOX motion systems. Obviously, wheels aren’t the only control option either! F1 will also work with keyboard, Xbox 360 Pad or the Xbox One Controller.
As for the new Logitech G29 and G920 wheels not being included in the PC list, it should be a small matter of a driver update. There are already references to Logitech Gaming Software on the company’s product and support pages, so full functionality won’t be far away.
Round-up complete, here’s the Windows hardware list…
F1 2015 Fanatec Compatibility (PC)
|Fanatec ClubSport Pedals|
|Fanatec ClubSport Wheel V1||Fanatec ClubSport Wheel V2 (F1 Rim)|
|Fanatec CSR Elite|
|Fanatec Porsche 911 Carrera||Fanatec Porsche 911 GT2|
|Fanatec Porsche 911 GT3 RS2||Fanatec Porsche 911 GT3 RS V2|
|Fanatec Porsche 911 Turbo S|
F1 2015 Logitech Compatibility (PC)
|Logitech Formula Force EX/RX|
|Logitech Driving Force GT||Logitech Driving Force Pro|
|Logitech G25 Racing Wheel||Logitech G27 Racing Wheel|
|Logitech G29 Racing Wheel||Logitech MOMO Racing Force|
F1 2015 Thrustmaster Compatibility (PC)
|Thrustmaster Ferrari GT Experience||Thrustmaster Ferrari GT F430 Wireless Cockpit|
|Thrustmaster RGT Force Feedback Clutch Edition||Thrustmaster T100|
|Thrustmaster T300 (F1 rim)||Thrustmaster T300 (Ferrari GTE rim)|
|Thrustmaster T300 (PS rim)||Thrustmaster T300 (TM Leather 28 GT)|
|Thrustmaster T500 (F1 rim)||Thrustmaster T500 (Ferrari GTE rim)|
|Thrustmaster T500 (GT rim)||Thrustmaster T500 (TM Leather 28 GT)|
|Thrustmaster TX (F1 rim)||Thrustmaster TX (Ferrari 458 rim)|
|Thrustmaster TX (Ferrari GTE rim)||Thrustmaster TX (TM Leather 28 GT)|
|Thrustmaster Universal Challenge 5-in-1 Racing Wheel|
The first Formula One game for the current-gen PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, F1 2015 will be released in disc and digital form on each of these consoles and for the PC on the following dates:
- Australia, Europe, United Kingdom – July 10th
- North America – July 21st
- Brazil – July 24th