With Microsoft announcing their latest Flight Simulator coming to Xbox Series X/S on July 27th, you might be wondering how console gamers are going to steer planes around. Well, Turtle Beach is airdropping some gear on consoles. The VelocityOne Flight is an all-in-one flight stick, made with Microsoft Flight Simulator in mind. The device works natively on Xbox Series consoles, Xbox One, and Windows 10 PCs.
Turtle Beach set the market price of the VelocityOne Flight to 349.99 dollars. That’s still well below the MSRP of high-end sim gear, but Turtle Beach is promising quite the package — definitely when compared to regular controllers. The VelocityOne Flight features a yoke that can twist 180 degrees, a sim-synchronizing color display within the wheel, multiple throttles, and a back panel filled with status lights.
Turtle Beach promises that the flight stick will synchronize natively with Microsoft Flight Simulator. With dedicated controls on the side of the screen, users can cycle through different profiles, to accommodate a myriad of different planes and in-game controls. Whether more sims or games will be added in the future, seem rather unclear.
It’s still unclear whether Turtle Beach will have the VelocityOne Flight out before the big flight simulator hits the console market. The hardware manufacturer, mostly known for their strong backlog in headsets, is however saying their first flight stick will be coming soon.
If you’re interested in getting into flight simulators on Xbox consoles, be sure to check out Turtle Beach’s official landing page for the VelocityOne Flight. By signing up through the form, you’ll be notified as soon as pre-orders start.
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