After few days spent trying to understand what “pro” fighstick would be the perfect one for me, I’ve found that there are few difficult choices and, sadly, there is not a perfect solution (at least for me).
I play KI on XONE, ULtra SF IV on Win 10 and I’m ready to start with SF V and KI on Pc. Until now I played always with a x360 pad, so it’s time to buy a fightstick, maybe the best one working for Xone and Pc
But wow, 200€ in Italy for a mad catz TE2 or Razer Atrox or Hori pro V kai, so maybe it’s better to check which is the best.
And now problems arise…
After a little (not too little) online research, I assumed that the three sticks I mentioned are the only pro solutions, but whereas any fighstick working on the X360 (or in x360 mode, like Hori V kai) would work without problem on PC, sticks for Xone must be remapped to work well in win 10, and only 6 buttons will work 'cause RT and LT are triggers and at the moment WIN 10 doesn’t recognize them, no way.
The situation is the same for both Mad catz TE and razer Atrox, and both companies says that’s Microsoft’s fault.
With SFV and KI arriving to PC something is changing, at least for Mad Catz that has released new drivers for the TE2+ (pc/ps3/ps4) and it seems they work well. But no mention about TE for Xone.
So the only choice I see to obtain a good fighstick working perfectly with Xone and Win 10 is the Hory V Kai, using in x360 mode when playing SFV (and other games) on my pc.
Reviews are quite good even if Hori has not Sanwa components. I read somewhere that Razor Atrox users had few problems. My real regret is for the TE2, that would be my favourite, but not without LT and RT buttons working.
As far as I know this is the situation so far. People using x360, PS3 or PS4 Sticks should be ok playing SFV on win10, Xone players should buy another stick.
I’m not 100% sure about this, can you confirm?
Which fighstick Xone&PC players are going to buy?
thanks and sorry for any mistake, English is not my first language.