Moza to Unveil Xbox-Compatible Wheel at Gamescom

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Moza Racing has steadily expanded its catalogue over the last few years: The manufacturer offers sim racing hardware for various ranges, but only for PC - however, this is going to change soon, as a teaser reveals.

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Similarly to Fanatec, for example, Moza offers different wheelbases, pedals and accessories for different budgets and performance expectations. The manufacturer has established itself as a serious competitor on the sim racing market - and now, it looks like it may be set to take on the console market as well.

Hardware options for console sim racers are relatively limited, especially since mix-and-match setups with different manufacturers' equipment combined are usually out of the question. Logitech, Thrustmaster and Fanatec all have Direct Drive wheelbases available for PlayStation or Xbox racers by now, but only the latter has a range of different options in the DD segment for console racers to buy.

Official Presentation at Gamescom​

With Gamescom 2023 kicking off on August 23rd, the latest teaser by Moza showed that the established manufacturers will get some competition - at least on Xbox: A short trailer that all but unveils a new product and lets viewers catch a good glimpse of Xbox-specific buttons being present on a wheel that looks like it is based on the ES Steering Wheel - the cheapest options in Moza's catalogue.


The wheel is mounted to what looks like a Moza R5 Direct Drive wheelbase, suggesting that the product to be unveiled at Gamescom is going to be aimed at the entry-level. A three-pedal SR-P set being briefly in the shot supports this.

More to Come?​

However, this does not rule out other options becoming available later on. If Xbox compatibility works like it does in Fanatec's case, it would be the wheel that makes all other Moza hardware compatible with an Xbox. Simply put: Stick an Xbox-compatible wheel on any Moza wheelbase, and it will work on Microsoft's consoles. Whether or not this is actually how it will work remains to be seen, but should be explained once the new product is officially unveiled.

The entry-level hardware is likely going to be just the first step towards a range of Xbox-compatible Moza equipment. To get to know more details, keep your eyes peeled on Moza's Twitter (or, if you are so inclined, X) account or the Moza booth at Gamescom on August 23rd.


Your Thoughts​

What do you think about Moza's foray into the world of console sim racing? Are you hoping for PlayStation compatibility in the future as well? Let us know in the comments below!

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Looking forward to the unveiling. It's good timing considering Forza Motorsport is launching in October. Good to see, and I can't wait for other MFGs to respond.

Also, why do I have the feeling Moza is going to make a fighting/arcade stick too?... Weird.
 
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On another note, I don't understand why Fanatec has not come out with a new Podium level set of pedals. Those Clubsports have been around for a while. Everyone, including my grandmother has pedals now.

Maybe it's like waiting for the next version of Half-Life :thumbsdown:
 

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