Fans of Microsoft Flight Simulator Players playing Xbox Series X will soon have three new controllers to choose from. In addition to the Turtle Beach yoke announced in June, Thrustmaster and Honeycomb Aeronautical both released new Xbox-compatible flight control solutions over the weekend.These announcements are in Flight Simulator Expo 2021 In San Diego.
according to FSEliteThe Thrustmaster solution will be called the TCA Boeing Yoke Pack and will be a replica of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner control device. It will include an independent yoke with an all-metal internal structure, and a separate split throttle. Both will be bundled in the same box, and both will be compatible with Windows PC and Xbox Series X. No pricing or availability information was provided. Expect more in the official announcement on November 9.
It is worth noting that this is the first bracket manufactured by Thrustmaster, which is known for its high-end manual joystick and throttle (HOTAS) settings, including the previously released TCA Airbus sidestick system. Obtaining Boeing’s license means that the French company now has exclusive partnerships with the two largest passenger aircraft manufacturers in the world.You can watch the full interview with Thrustmaster representatives On youtube.
Next, newcomer Honeycomb announced a revision to its acclaimed Alpha Flight Controls, which is an integrated yoke and button box. This new device called Alpha Flight Controls XPC will be compatible with Xbox Series X and Windows PCs. In a press release, the manufacturer stated that it will include many of the same features as the original version, plus “resolution increased by x4 to improve accuracy” and a new spring-loaded ignition switch.
Honeycomb will also release the Xbox Hub, which will allow users to connect its Bravo Throttle Quadrant to Xbox Series X. Xbox Hub will also work with Logitech flight rudder pedal with Flying Throttle Quadrant.
The retail price of Alpha Flight Controls XPC is $299.99, while the retail price of Xbox Hub is $29.99. Pre-orders will begin in the next few months and delivery is expected in early 2022.
Finally, according to reports critical pointTurtle Beach noted that it has raised the expected price of its VelocityOne flight control system from $349.99 to $379.99. It will be equipped with an integrated, user-configurable display panel in the center of the yoke. The status lights will also have a removable overlay, which will allow users to tailor the types of information available to them at a glance.
No release date is given, but VelocityOne is expected to be released before the end of 2021. Polygon has contacted Thrustmaster and Turtle Beach to obtain more information about their announcement.