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Microsoft Announces Flight Simulator Hardware

Posted July 22, 2021 | Games | Microsoft Flight Simulator | PC gaming | Windows | Xbox | Xbox Series S | Xbox Series X


With Flight Simulator coming to Xbox Series X|S next week, Microsoft is announcing new third-party peripherals that will put the experience over the top.

“On July 27, Microsoft Flight Simulator will be opening the skies to millions of new pilots with its launch on Xbox Series X|S,” Microsoft’s Ethan Rothamel writes. “For many, this marks the beginning of a journey to test their piloting skills against lifelike challenges and we want to help Xbox fans find their ideal accessories for how they want to fly.”

The following peripherals are on the way:

Turtle Beach VelocityOne Flight. Developed by aeronautical engineers and pilots, the Turtle Beach VelocityOne Flight is a complete, inclusive flight control system for Xbox Series X|S and Windows PCs. It includes a 180-degree yoke handle with built-in rudder controls, a modular throttle quadrant with an integrated trim wheel and custom lever, a flight management display, and a status indicator panel with real-time alerts and flight details. It’s USB-based and will be available in Fall 2021 for $350.

Honeycomb Alpha Flight Controls XPC. Designed specifically for Xbox Series X|S, the Honeycomb is an advanced flight simulation system with a 180-degree yoke, a switch panel with multiple options like master, alternator, avionics, and light switches, and a spring-loaded 5-position ignition switch. The left and right handles include 13 programmable buttons and switches. It will be available for pre-order later this year and will ship in early 2022. Pricing is not yet available.

Thrustmaster T.Flight Full Kit X. Also designed for Xbox Series X|S, the T.Flight Full Kit X is a full flight simulation kit that includes a joystick, detachable throttle, and rudder pedals with slide rails. The joystick has 14 action buttons and 5 axes. The Thrustmaster T.Flight Full Kit X is available for pre-order now and will be available for purchase on July 27 for $200.

Razer Turret for Xbox. This bundle includes a keyboard with Razer mechanical switches and a mouse, plus a mat with the Razer 5G Advanced Optical Sensor for accuracy. It’s available now for $250.

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