The excitement is really building ahead of the release of Microsoft Flight Simulator for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S (included with Game Pass) on July 27, and some new flight accessories are on the way for the game.
Without further ado, here's what Microsoft has announced today:
Turtle Beach VelocityOne Flight
- Release Date: Fall 2021
- Price: $349.95 USD
Developed by world-class aeronautical engineers and pilots, the Turtle Beach VelocityOne Flight is a complete, inclusive flight control system for Xbox Series X|S and Windows PC, offering intuitive and realistic controls to equip all players with the ability to experience the thrill of flight.
A true-to-life 180-degree yoke handle with built-in rudder controls at your fingertips provides precise, long-lasting control of any aircraft. The included modular throttle quadrant, with integrated trim wheel and custom lever, enables players to customize at-home aviators for an enhanced, realistic flight experience for both light and heavy aircrafts. The VelocityOne Flight management display, and an authentic status indicator panel, offers real-time alerts and critical flight details so you can fly the skies with confidence.
Honeycomb Alpha Flight Controls XPC
- Release Date: Early 2022
- Price: TBD
The Honeycomb Alpha Flight Controls XPC is an advanced flight simulation system compatible with Xbox Series X|S consoles. The Honeycomb Alpha Flight Controls XPC was designed and developed by pilots and aerospace engineers to provide the most realistic flight simulation experience possible. Made for simulation fans, flight students and pilots, the yoke brings aviation into the comfort of your own home.
The controls feature a full 180-degree yoke rotation with upgraded hall effect sensors providing smooth precision and no center detent. The base includes a switch panel with multiple options – master, alternator, avionics, and light switches – as well as a spring-loaded 5-position ignition switch. The left and right handles include 13 programmable buttons and switches for a fully customizable flight experience.
Thrustmaster T.Flight Full Kit X
- Release Date (Full Kit): July 27 (US), October 19 (Worldwide)
- Price: T.Flight HOTAS One - $89.99 USD, TFRP Pedals - $129.99 USD - Thrustmaster T.Flight Full Kit X - $199.99 USD,
The T.Flight Full Kit X is great for playing Microsoft Flight Simulator on Xbox Series X|S. It is a full flight simulation kit for gamers seeking immersive and realistic flight sessions. Once you connect the device to your console, everything is instantly recognized by the game and configured for use right away. This kit includes the joystick, detachable throttle, and rudder pedals with slide rails. Specifically, the T. Flight HOTAS One features a compact design, and the joystick and throttle can be detached, allowing for customized positioning for your preferred flight experience.
The joystick also comes equipped with 14 action buttons and 5 axes. Inspired by real aircrafts, the T. Flight Rudder Pedals (TFRP) bring Microsoft Flight Simulator to life by offering precision control of rudders and brakes. Featuring S.M.A.R.T technology, these pedals enable a wide range of smooth movement and outstanding precision. Its ergonomic design lets users put their entire foot on each pedal, thanks to the handy and removable heel-rests.
Thrustmaster will also offer an official yoke for Xbox Series X|S and Windows PCs this holiday.
In addition to these, Microsoft has also highlighted the Razer Turret for Xbox for those interested in piloting with a mouse and keyboard, along with the Hori Ace Combat 7 HOTAS Flight Stick and the Thrustmaster T.Flight HOTAS One controllers, both of which are compatible with the Xbox version of the game.
Of course, if you're not interested in buying any of these, Microsoft Flight Simulator will work with any standard Xbox One, Xbox Series X or Series S controller, and as mentioned, the game will also feature mouse and keyboard support.
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