Fanatec Podium Peripherals Update

Fanatec Podium Peripherals Update

Fanatec CEO, Thomas Jackermeier provided the community with some updated information regarding the status of the Fanatec Podium Series Peripherals.

The Fanatec  Podium Direct Drive systems are currently on pre-order via

Podium KillSwitch

  • This product is available from today in all territories for immediate shipment. We are also working on a new firmware which allows deciding if you just want to turn off the force feedback or to turn off the complete unit.

Podium Mounting Brackets

  • This product will be available in the first half of July. We made a last minute change to make it more compatible with 80/20 cockpits and not just the RennSport Cockpit.

Podium Hub

  • We will show and explain this product on the 28th of May and will put it on pre-order. The exact delivery date will be announced as well but you can expect a launch in August/September.

Podium Software (Final name still pending)

  • The software has still some major problems and is simply not ready yet but you can expect at least a good beta version in May so you can try it out.


Fanatec Sim Racing Hardware

Endor, with its Headquarters in Landshut Bavaria, was founded in the year 1997 by Thomas Jackermeier, who turned his hobby into his profession. As an active player of early-stage PC-Games, he very quickly recognized the decisive role that input devices would play on performance, reality, and fun. During the 90’s, the choice, from among what was available on high-quality devices, was very limited. Thomas decided to give up his wholesale biking store, a start-up business he had used to finance his educational degree during his time at the University of Regensburg while obtaining his Masters of Business Administration. Following his studies, he bought the company AB-Union, which was changed to Endor Ltd., which would later become Endor AG.

The developed products were never marketed under the name Endor, but rather under the brand name Fanatec, providing Endor with the flexibility needed, to be able to introduce new brands into varying markets as desired. Fanatec products are developed in Germany, produced in Asia and are sold globally via the official online webshop.

Today Fanatec can count itself amongst the global market leaders in high-end sim racing equipment for consoles and PC systems. For more product info and purchases, check out the official Fanatec web page.

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