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Best Flight Sticks For Xbox And PC

From HOTAS flight sticks to yokes and even an Xbox-friendly keyboard, here are some peripherals that'll enhance your experience with Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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With the arrival of Microsoft Flight Simulator last year on PC and earlier this year on Xbox, flight sticks are seeing a resurgence in popularity. If you're interested in playing Microsoft Flight Simulator (or other games like Star Wars Squadrons) with a proper control scheme, we've rounded up the best flight sticks available now. There's even a new flight stick from Turtle Beach arriving later this month: the VelocityOne Flight Stick. Most of these controllers are fairly expensive, but hopefully we'll see some deals on them later this month for Black Friday.

Most of the products here are HOTAS (or Hands-On Throttle and Stick), the industry standard for joysticks, and they'll simply give you much greater control over your flight experience and significantly heighten the immersion as well. It's best to stick with reputable brands like those mentioned above, even though some flight stick options can cost hundreds of dollars, because you can be sure of the flight stick's quality and durability.

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