HOTAS And Don’t Look Back
Some people spend A LOT of money on their Elite: Dangerous setups (we’ve written about the guy who has spent $14,000+) but getting more control doesn’t have to be extortionate.
A HOTAS gives players full control of their ship, with a thruster to control the speed, a flight stick to control their movement, and buttons to do everything else. That’s about as in a nutshell as I could make that statement!
HOTAS setups can cost hundreds, even thousands, of dollars. Fortunately, there are some decent entry-level options that won’t break the bank.
I personally purchased the Thrustmaster T-Flight Hotas X Joystick; for £38 you’ll really feel like you’re in control of your very own spaceship, hurtling through space at light speed. As a by-product of purchasing a HOTAS my accuracy has dramatically increased and I’m finally able to opt for fixed weapons.
If immersion is your goal, an affordable is a strong step in the right direction.