If you’re serious about your flight simulators or piloting spacecraft on epic missions then its likely you’ll use some sort of joystick configuration for precision flight control. One of the biggest names in videogame peripherals is Thrustmaster, and today the company has announced a collaboration with Frontier Developments that sees the latest T.16000M flight stick come bundled with Elite Dangerous Arena.
The T.16000M comes with a bunch of Thrustmaster features, including its H.E.A.R.T (HallEffect Accurate Technology) technology, which uses magnetic sensors to deliver (a claimed) precision 256 times superior to conventional systems. The flight stick is also ambidextrous for both right-handed and left-handed pilots, 16 action buttons, 4 independent axes including a rudder controlled by rotating the stick, an ergonomic trigger, a multidirectional hat, a wide hand rest and a weighted base.
Elite Dangerous Arena is an offshoot of the main title in which players can choose their ship, customise their loadout, and prepare for an arena-based dogfight. Arena features 4 combat spaceships, unlockable tactical options depending on leaderboard rankings, 4 combat arenas and battles against up to 8 players.
The T.16000M comes with a voucher code inside the box which is valid until 30th, September 2017. The bundle pack also includes the tactical paint-pack which contains 6 different paintjobs for the Faulcon deLacy Cobra Mk III spaceship which can be used in the main Elite Dangerous game to upgrade your ship.