Xbox One is finally getting its first official flight stick this October with the release of the Thrustmaster T.Flight Hotas One.

The stick-and-detachable-throttle combo, which includes a dual rudder system for better yaw rotation, has been designed with input from Microsoft and Frontier, the developers of Elite: Dangerous.

That makes it the first flight stick to be officially supported by Microsoft for the Xbox One (and Windows 7, 8 and 10), while a recently deployed patch to Elite: Dangerous has already added native support for the stick in-game.

Like every other genre, the Xbox One is lacking in flight/space sim games. The Hotas One having backing by what is easily the biggest one, Elite, is a nice first step that should hopefully help bring more sims to the console.

Of course, the stick should work with any other flight sim you plug it in to, including the dozens available on PC. Give it a few days and people will be beating Dark Souls with it or something.

The Thrustmaster T.Flight Hotas One will be available from October 7 for €79.99.

 

Joe is LPVG’s resident hardware nerd. If it’s overpriced and has gaudy RGB lighting, he’s probably drooling over it. He loves platformers, MMOs, RPGs, hack ‘n slashers and FPS, with his favourite games being Mirror’s Edge, Left 4 Dead, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Oblivion and Dead Space. Don’t ask him about his unhealthily large Monsters Inc memorabilia collection. Seriously, just don’t ask…

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