|Release||January 19, 2023|
|Compatibility||PS5 / PS4 / PS3 / PSC / XSX / XB1 / X360 / NS / WU / PC|
On November 27, 2022, Jasen’s Customs announced the Panzer Fight Stick 4. The PFS4 is a swappable-panel fightstick, similar to the Mad Catz TE (Tournament Edition) that sat down on top of a base frame, therefore simplifying the build while allowing Jasen to mix metals and make the fightstick moderately weighty yet still transportable. Specifically, the base is aluminum, and the swappable panels are cold-rolled steel. That said, Mad Catz TE panels are also supported.
Regarding the hole in the panel for the AUX area of the TE, it benefits the PFS4. The PFS4 has a custom AUX PCB with a plug-and-play wire loom that connects it to various points on Brook PCBs and other boards under development. Access to the buttons on the AUX button is achieved through machined aluminum caps and LEDs for player & turbo indicators that shine through light pipes.
Jasen created a PCB that snaps onto the standard PCB outline, making use of a 20-pin header and the included wiring harness to make connecting a joystick and buttons easy. This EZ wiring is optional. The front of the case has a D-sized cut that supports common Neutrik, Switchcraft, and ProCable connectors.
The panel and chassis were planned to have their own purchase listings. The chassis includes:
- AUX panel
- EZ wiring harness
- Light pipes
- Machined aluminum buttons for the AUX
- Bottom pad
The chassis is available in a few colors. The panel is black for the most part. You should be able to order plexiglass overlays and order paper art with them. For that, we at The Arcade Stick have a custom artwork service. Check out the work of our Marques West, who can make custom art for your PFS4 as well:
The available layouts include:
- Vewlix (wide)
- Sega 1P
- Sega 2P
Korean joysticks are not be compatible due to their depth as well as their unpopularity when Jasen last offered them.