Turtle Beach’s new console controller for Microsoft Flight Simulator

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Turtle Beach’s new console controller for Microsoft Flight Simulator

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E3 2021 takes place June 12-15 as a re-imagined, all-virtual on-line occasion. Nintendo, Xbox, Bethesda, Square Enix, Sega, Bandai Namco, Ubisoft, Capcom, and others will ship new online game bulletins, trailers, launch dates, and extra.

We’ve identified that Microsoft Flight Simulator was coming to Xbox consoles for actually years now. This week at E3 Microsoft lastly gave us a launch date — July 27. What remained unclear to followers, nonetheless, was how they had been really going to fly these airplanes on a console. Sure, you could possibly use an Xbox controller, however the grass is very inexperienced on the PC aspect of the fence with a boatload of boutique controllers and high-end joysticks.

Fear not, console pilots, for Turtle Beach has come to your rescue with the VelocityOne Flight Universal Control System. It’s a full-fledged yoke and throttle suitable with Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, and Windows 10. The announcement was made Monday in a information launch.

The VelocityOne is a one-piece yoke and throttle with tons of options that intelligently clear up numerous issues inherent to enjoying a flight simulator on a console. For occasion, it locations the triggers and shoulder buttons on the entrance aspect of the yoke. They will enable gamers to take care of coordinated flight and faucet the toe brakes with out floor-mounted rudder pedals, that are exhausting to make use of whenever you’re sitting on the sofa.

There are additionally light-up standing indicators constructed proper into the sprint. That means you received’t need to take your eyes off the windscreen on ultimate strategy to be sure to put the touchdown gear down. There’s additionally a trim wheel and swappable throttle fobs — similar to you’ll discover on the highly-regarded Honeycomb Bravo Throttle Quadrant. I particularly like the flamboyant schmancy chronometer proper in the midst of the yoke, which ought to make entry-level navigation rather a lot simpler on newcomers. Most fascinating of all is a set of light-up multi-function buttons on the right-hand aspect. They appear like the kind of factor that modders will wish to make clear stickers for.

The VelocityOne flight is definitely essentially the most formidable new consumer-grade flight management machine since that one factor they nearly made for Star Citizen. We’ll have to attend till this summer season to see if it lives as much as expectations. Retail price is $349.95, and pre-orders ought to begin quickly.



Thrustmaster TCA Sidestick Airbus Edition

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The latest PC suitable flight stick from Thrustmaster is a reproduction of the stick used to fly the Airbus A320. It’s additionally absolutely ambidextrous, together with hot-swappable buttons on the left and proper aspect of the stick. If you intend to construct a two-stick setup — good for Star Citizen or MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries — they’re simply the factor.

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