March 2016 - last edited January 2017
SUPPORTED STEERING WHEELS AND CONTROLLERS
Below you can find a list of the current officially supported steering wheels and controllers for the PC version of Need for Speed:
Clutch is not supported. To use the h-shifter map your gears to up and down, these won't be mapped by default.
FURTHER LIST OF ACCEPTED SOLUTIONS FOR ISSUES WITH WHEELS, CONTROLLERS, CONTROLS AND IN-GAME MOVEMENT
Note: a variety of background programs could cause conflicts with your in-game movement, controls and controllers. The easiest way to test this is via a clean boot. Further and specific steps can be found below.
Known programs to cause conflicts:
Further steps to solve related issues:
THIRD-PARTY AND USER FIXES FOR UNSUPPORTED CONTROLLERS OR WHEELS
Note 1: the below tips are not from an official EA source. Read carefully and follow the steps at your own risk.
Note 2: if you would like to have a solution added here, please send me a private message.
I use a program for my controller called InputMapper - this forces my PC to recognize my controller as an Xbox 360/One controller. I would recommend using this and setting the controller profile to "default" on the main screen. To clarify, I'm using a PS4 controller.
Next, in game you must do the following:
Why does this work? Because the "unsupported" controllers are recognized as both a controller and a wheel; therefore, the inputs get mixed up and no matter what you try, something will always get recognized as handbrake.
If you are using an Xbox One S controller:
My short term solution is to plug your Xbox One S controller into the computer using Micro USB and downloading "Xbox Accessories" via the Windows 10 app store to update the controller. I was then able to use the controller to play the game, but only when connected via the Micro USB cord.