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Old 07-04-2015, 06:40 PM
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Yup, all this talk about hardware needing the security chip and lil by lil we get wheels and fight sticks working that don't have them. Add also the rock band instruments without a chip to the argument..

The fanatecs last gen worked on ps3 using the logitech driver. The new g series logitech wheels apparently use a new driver but still I doubt the older wheels couldn't be made to work. They would rather sell you a new wheel rather than make older wheels work.
Considering who it was that implemented the bullshit "security chip" argument in the first place? (Logitech) Yeah, the "security chip" reasoning is pure bullshit. So, to the surprise of no one there's new peripherals coming from them. Logitech didn't want to bother working on legacy drivers itself (it wasn't working on console peripherals anyway), and it's most likely they wouldn't allow Sony and/or MS to code new drivers if they weren't going to get a penny out of it.

It's unlikely either Sony or MS didn't have people working in their respective "racing" studios (T10, PD, Evo) that couldn't/didn't want to write new drivers for legacy wheels. Hell, even people OUTSIDE their non-genre studios, Bellomy works at Naughty Dog FFS and he STILL wrote the driver for legacy fight sticks on PS4.
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Considering who it was that implemented the bullshit "security chip" argument in the first place? (Logitech) Yeah, the "security chip" reasoning is pure bullshit. So, to the surprise of no one there's new peripherals coming from them. Logitech didn't want to bother working on legacy drivers itself (it wasn't working on console peripherals anyway), and it's most likely they wouldn't allow Sony and/or MS to code new drivers if they weren't going to get a penny out of it.

It's unlikely either Sony or MS didn't have people working in their respective "racing" studios (T10, PD, Evo) that couldn't/didn't want to write new drivers for legacy wheels. Hell, even people OUTSIDE their non-genre studios, Bellomy works at Naughty Dog FFS and he STILL wrote the driver for legacy fight sticks on PS4.
There's also the FFB licence (touchsense?) issue too, to have FFB in their wheels a cut of profits goes elsewhere. But I thought that FFB license was expired? Maybe why pcars has all the wheels working natively
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