New Thrustmaster Stick at E3?


#1

So there is this: https://www.facebook.com/ThrustmasterOfficial/videos/1256881461108201/

Not going to grab screenshots from that brief video but I feel that Thrustmaster is sticking with the Warthog for the next few years.

At their last event (New York - APril 2016) it was noted that they had a 10 year lifecycle plan for the Warthog … which would take us to 2020 for a new 1st class stick/throttle combo.

EDIT: There are still persistent rumours of a couple of unveiling at E3. Patience is best :slight_smile:


#2

That looks like a Hotas 4 / X setup. Maybe for the Xbox now?

I will say this, I’ve been unashamedly using a Thrustmaster Hotas 4 for a while now. For $50, you can’t really beat it.


#3

This is true. I have been caught up in hoping for a higher-end F-18 stick but it is true that some additional options rest of the spectrum would be welcome. Enabling newer players to move in would only be a good thing for the hobby.


#4

That roadmap was set before all the companies changed.

Saitek is now Part of Logitech, and Madcatz is Gone, and Logitech has been pushing their HOTAS.


#5

I upgraded to the T16000M FCS system, but you cannot go wrong with their HOTAS X.


#6

I would still not be surprised if a new grip for the warthog shows up. If they want to keep the warthog going for 10 yeas its gonna require something like that.


#7

Well, that doesn’t look like the new enthousiast level product :slight_smile: Perhaps they have something else up their sleeve. I don’t think they’re bringing ED to E3 with them for nothing.

I believe that’s exactly what we’re getting. The last sentence wags said about going to E3 was:

“The HOTAS WARTHOG™ joystick is ready for an enlarged ecosystem including among other development, new Add-On for Joystick.”


#8

What about some fancy monitors for their MFDs?

Would fit well to many DCS modules including the hornet.


#9

Or perhaps even a hornet 3 mfd pack


#10

I wish you could buy them individually. Had to order 2 sets to get my VR chair ready for the Hornet. Guess I will have a spare in case one goes belly up.


#11

Could be a Joystick for Elite Dangerous

http://www.thrustmaster.com/en_UK/press/thrustmaster-take-part-e3-2017-multiple-world-exclusives


#12

Wouldnt be surprised to see a Hornet Handgrip for Current WARTHOG Setup,

Handgrips would be quicker and cheaper to produce and eventually bring in a new throttle unit and new HOTAS System in 2020.


#13

I mean what is the use of making the grips changeable and then not trying to capitalize on it.


#14

So someone made this point:

The F/A-18 and the AV-8B use a similar, if not the same stick.

Both are being demo’d at the Thrustmaster booth tomorrow.

Speculate as you will.


#15

#HALF LIFE 3 CONFIRMED!


#16

DCS F111 CONFIRMED…im gonna go a head and guess 20 min. (You all know what im talking about)


#17

Et Tu, Covfefe?


#18

F/A-18C minus AV-8B =
-FV-10A


#19

So a navalaized export version of the a-10?


#20

A navalized, two seater, swing wing, export version of the A-10…