Xbox One takes flight with Thrustmaster T.Flight Hotas One

Xbox One takes flight with Thrustmaster T.Flight Hotas One

0 comments 📅27 September 2017, 11:13

The Xbox One finally has its first official joystick courtesy of the folks at Thrustmaster. The T.Flight Hotas One works with PCs and Xbox One consoles to allow gamers on both platforms to fully immerse themselves in the feeling of flight offered by today’s cutting-edge flight sim titles.

“The T.Flight Hotas One was made working with Frontier to make sure it fully supports Elite Dangerous on Xbox One, so the right people have been involved at every step of the way,” a spokesman for Thrustmaster told Buzz.

“Thrustmaster decided that there’s never been a better time to release a joystick that will allow the many, many gamers on Xbox One and Windows 10, 8 and 7 to experience Thrustmaster’s extensive flight simulation expertise.”

The patch that Frontier released on 26 September for Elite Dangerous players on Xbox One includes compatibility for the T.Flight Hotas One.

The new joystick is based on the T.Flight Hotas concept, which is one of Thrustmaster’s all-time bestsellers. Features include…

Realistic flight control system
In the real world, flight controls used by pilots include both a stick and a throttle: this combination is the most effective in terms of performance and precision. The T.Flight Hotas One provides the same level of realism.

Ergonomic design
The joystick’s realistic, ergonomic design has been lauded from its earliest designs. The wide rest helps gamers keep their hand in a very stable and relaxed position, allowing the stick to respond to even the most subtle movements, and maintain total comfort throughout long combat missions. Gamers can adjust the stick’s resistance according to their needs and preferences. The base is weighted, for enhanced stability during gaming sessions.

Detachable throttle
Another key feature is the full-size throttle, which gamers can use to easily control the acceleration of their aircraft or spaceship. This throttle is detachable, and can be used either: detached from the joystick, to recreate authentic piloting conditions; or attached to the joystick, for better stability and to take up less space.

Dual rudder system
The joystick includes an extremely precise rudder function, which corresponds to the pedals used by pilots to turn the steering (the T.Flight Hotas One is compatible with the T.Flight Rudder Pedals), allowing the plane to pivot around its vertical axis and make a left or right turn, without impacting its elevation. This rudder function is accessible by rotating the joystick’s handle (with an integrated locking system), or via the progressive tilting lever located at the front of the throttle.

The T.Flight Hotas One from Thrustmaster will be available from 7th October 2017 for Xbox One and PC, starting at £79.99.

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