For those of you familiar with the flight simulator scene on PC, chances are you have a joystick on hand. Flight simulators aren’t a huge genre on consoles, so it’s not common to find joysticks made with a console platform in mind. Well, looks like Thrustmaster took notice of that and is releasing a joystick on Xbox One to fill that void: the T-Flight HOTAS One. (HOTAS = Hands On Throttle and Stick)
This joystick is very similar to that of the T-Flight HOTAS X which launched for PS3 along with PC compatibility a few years ago. It’s also the joystick I currently own. Now with the officially licensed T-Flight HOTAS One, this was made with Microsoft’s exclusively platforms in mind: Xbox One and Windows.
Here’s a product description of the joystick:
T.Flight Hotas One, an officially-licensed joystick for Xbox One and Windows, provides a high level of realism: the stick includes five axes, fourteen action buttons, a rapid-fire trigger and a multidirectional hat switch (navigation/panoramic view), all of which are easily accessible. The throttle – detachable and full-size for easy maneuverability, even in virtual reality – provides super-responsive power. The dual rudder system can be engaged by rotating the handle (with an integrated locking system) or via the progressive tilting lever. The T.Flight Hotas One includes official buttons for the Xbox One console (Guide/View/Menu): access social features, switch between the game and the console, navigate through the console’s menus, etc.
The T-Flight HOTAS One will be launching on October 12th, 2017 (tomorrow, as of the time of this writing) with a price of $80. Check out the listing over on Amazon.
I’m tempted to pick this up myself!
Check out our review of the predecessor: the T-Flight HOTAS X: