Yesterday, we got the long -waited news that Microsoft Flight Simulator would finally be releasing for Xbox consoles this July. While that certainly got many flight sim fans excited, it seems that the company wasn’t done with the surprises, as it has also been announced that they have teamed up with Turtle Beach in order to give players a whole new way to play. Yep, that’s right, Turtle Beach is releasing a full sim system specifically built for Microsoft Flight Simulator. Introducing the VelocityOne Flight Simulation Control System.
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As part of Turtle Beach E3 2021 announcements, the VelocityOne Flight Simulation Control System is a whole new flight sim controller, built specifically for Microsoft’s Flight Simulator.
“Microsoft’s Flight Sim 2020 astonished gamers and flight sim fans alike with its stunning visual quality when it debuted on PC last year, and with the game coming to Xbox Series X|S this summer we believe it will fuel a wider audience of gamers to explore flight simulation. As a pilot and flight sim enthusiast myself, after seeing the incredible visual realism of the game early last year and being very familiar with the existing hardware in the market, I knew we could design a better, more integrated and modern flight control product that flight sim enthusiasts would want. We hired a team with deep experience in flight sim hardware and developed a fully integrated system that works with Xbox and PC and provides everything a new flierneeds, along with the capability and features that hardcore flight simmers want. For the great price of $349.95, there’s nothing else like it.”
VelocityOne Flight Simulation Control System Images
- UNIVERSAL DESIGN
VelocityOne™ Flight includes everything you need to get off the ground. The included throttle quadrant with dedicated trim wheel and realistic yoke with integrated rudder controls equips every home-pilot with a full suite of controls right out of the box.
- REALISTIC YOKE HANDLE
True to life 180° yoke handle rotation tuned for smooth and precise adjustments of any aircraft. Built to last with a non-contact hall effect sensor in the yoke shaft, you’ll have smooth control over long-term usage.
- MODULAR THROTTLE QUADRANT
Dual lever and vernier controls along with 10 programmable buttons and an integrated pitch trim wheel provide a realistic experience for both light aircraft and heavy jets. Customize your throttle controls with included swappable throttle tops to match your preferred flight experience.
- FLIGHT MANAGEMENT DISPLAY
The full color display with dedicated controls helps you learn and configure the system on-the-fly for Microsoft Flight Simulator. Easily switch between profiles for different aircraft and use the training feature to familiarize yourself with each control so you spend less time on the tarmac, and more time in the air*.
- INTEGRATED RUDDER CONTROLS
Taxi, land and turn with ease using integrated rudder controls and toe brake buttons at your fingertips. Execute coordinated turns in the sky with ease and stay straight during takeoff and landing with dedicated rudder controls and make precise taxi maneuvers with integrated brakes.
- COMPREHENSIVE CONTROLS
Flight is equipped with 12 analog axes, two POV switches and two 4-way HAT switches. The axes provide precise control of essential control surfaces and engine systems, and the POV switches ensure you can intuitively change view and focus on critical cockpit information. With an additional 18 assignable buttons, you have everything you need to navigate any aircraft in confidence and remap controls to your preference.
- AUTHENTIC STATUS INDICATOR PANEL
Receive real-time status alerts and monitor essential cockpit, navigation and engine systems and warnings. Customize the color of the ambient light, and swap between different panels to fine-tune the cockpit to your liking.
- PITCH TRIM WHEEL
The dedicated trim wheel enables fine adjustment of aircraft control surfaces and removes the need to maintain pressure on the yoke, for hands-free-flying.
- CUSTOM LEVER HANDLES
Customize your throttle & lever controls to match your selected aircraft. Use the black, red, and blue tops for prop planes, or swap to all white tops for jet aircraft.
- SECURE CLAMPING SYSTEM
The tight low profile secure mounting system ensures stable integration into your home setup.
- DESIGNED FOR XBOX
Compatible with Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Windows 10 PCs. The VelocityOne™ Flight also features familiar Xbox system controls.
- 3.5MM HEADSET PORT
Connect your 3.5mm headset for immersive audio and coordinate your flight.
The suggested retail price is $349.95 with the release scheduled for this Summer to coincide with the launch of Microsoft Flight Simulator on Xbox. It will only work on Xbox consoles, meaning Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.