We’ve seen a huge amount of pro controllers releasing recently with the most recent being PlayStation’s DualSense Edge, but Thrustmaster is coming out with what is the most interesting controller that I’ve ever seen.
The Thrustmaster Eswap XR Pro Forza Horizon 5 Edition will literally add a racing steering wheel module with a post-centering system, non-slip surface and 95 degree rotation angle to ensure that you can stay in control when taking curves and drifting. Thrustmaster says this will add to the immersion over using just a standard controller, and I have no reason not to believe them.
It will also come with interchangeable analogue sticks and a d-pad, which actually lends to more customisation than most other pro controllers on the market. The one potential disadvantage is the fact that it’s wired only.
THRUSTMASTER ESWAP XR PRO CONTROLLER FORZA HORIZON 5 EDITION FEATURES
Thrustmaster has designed the personalized gamepad in the colors of Forza Horizon 5
Officially licensed for Xbox and Forza Horizon 5
Racing steering wheel module with post-centering system, non-slip surface and 95° rotation angle ensure control in curves and when drifting
Mini stick modules can be changed without tools thanks to the modular gamepad with T-MOD technology
Next generation S5 NXG mini sticks with an extended lifespan of 2 million activations and improved precision with dead zone management
Mechanical keys are 64% faster than traditional membrane keys, have a lifespan of 5 million activations and a 0.3 mm reduced activation distance
The Plug&Play function automatically assigns the D-Pad inputs to the four rear buttons as soon as the Racing Wheel Module is inserted
LT/RT triggers with a physical locking device allow the triggering path to be individually adjusted
Key settings of the Gampad accessible from the Xbox menu can be configured using ThrustmapperX software for Xbox and PC (Windows 10, 11).
The four additional buttons on the back can be assigned or deactivated on the gamepad or with the ThrustmasterX software
Volume control can be assigned directly to the gamepad
Two different game profiles are preset in the gamepad’s internal memory
The wired USB connection (Type C) ensures minimal latency and both fast and stable data transfer
Compatible with Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and Windows
Included accessories: 2 mini sticks, D-Pad and Racing Wheel Module for configurations of your choice, and a 1-month subscription to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate