THRUSTMASTER UNVEILS THE FIRST OFFICIAL WHEEL FOR PLAYSTATION®4: THE T80 - DRIVECLUB EDITION

08.22.2013

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Cologne, August 22, 2013 — To enjoy an absolutely unique driving experience with high levels of performance, car racing game fans can count on the one and only official PlayStation®4 (PS4) wheel featuring dual licenses – from Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) and for DRIVECLUB™*, the socially charged next-gen racing title on this new console: the T80 - DRIVECLUB Edition from Thrustmaster.

 

 

100% official for PlayStation®4

 

 


Thrustmaster provides an unmatched gaming experience with the T80 - DRIVECLUB Edition – a limited-edition wheel with an exclusive license – for the PS4 release of DRIVECLUB™ from Evolution Studios.

The first official wheel for PS4, the T80 - DRIVECLUB Edition is automatically recognized by the console. The wheel includes a number of special features, to let users get the most out of the PS4’s new functionalities: an official embedded firmware (allowing for automatic recognition of the wheel by the PS4), along with the official “SHARE”, “OPTIONS” and “PS” buttons easily accessible right on the wheel. Gamers will use these buttons often in DRIVECLUB™ to share their favorite racing moments, and show friends the impressive feats they’ve achieved using the wheel.

 

 

A wheel for unrivaled performance

 

 

The T80 - DRIVECLUB Edition has been specially designed to help you beat your best times, for unrivaled performance. To achieve this, the wheel incorporates some major advantages, including its angle of rotation: this is much larger on a wheel compared to a gamepad’s mini-stick, allowing for a vastly greater level of precision on the steering axis. Other important advantages lie in the wheel’s large 25 cm diameter, and its ergonomic design providing perfect control with all types of cars – including rubber textured cladding on the wheel’s grip surfaces: this results in enhanced handling and ideal driving comfort, for smoother turns and better drifting. Sensations provided by the T80 - DRIVECLUB Edition are also incredibly lifelike, thanks to the wheel’s realistic linear resistance with automatic re-centering via Thrustmaster’s exclusive Bungee Cord technology.

The controls available on the T80 - DRIVECLUB Edition are also particularly comprehensive, including 11 action buttons, a multidirectional D-pad and wheel-mounted sequential paddle shifters (2 digital Up and Down shifters to let you shift gears more quickly!).

What’s more, the wheel’s central clamping system ensures total stability, even during intense gaming sessions. The large pedal set features adjustable angles of inclination for the pedals, allowing for optimized acceleration and braking according to the user’s preferred driving styles.


  • The T80 - DRIVECLUB Edition will be available in a limited edition for the launch of the game DRIVECLUB™, at a suggested retail price of €99.99 (taxes included).

 

* Game not included.

 

 

About DRIVECLUB™

DRIVECLUB™ brings to life the heart and soul of car culture. An incredibly authentic and immersive driving experience, DRIVECLUB lets you feel the exhilaration of racing the most powerful and beautifully designed cars in the world, all rendered in staggering detail, inside and out. Share in the thrill and excitement of high-speed solo racing, or join a racing Club to discover what DRIVECLUB is all about. Created specifically with the next-generation gamer in mind, DRIVECLUB permanently connects you and your friends, always allowing you to share your experiences, send and receive challenges, and keep up to speed with your team’s performance anytime.

 

Available at retail and via the PlayStation Store, DRIVECLUB gives you instant access to all of the coolest cars, tracks and locations around the world. All of these combined give you unlimited opportunities to compete, create and share challenges to showcase your skills with the world and your friends. Getting involved in challenges and races boosts you and your Club’s fame, helping you unlock cars, tracks, events and races. Skilled players will eventually gain access to the elite international racing series where the prizes are bigger and the competition is tougher.