Xbox One Specialized Controllers
While regular gamepads are good to play any sort of game, there are more specialized types of controllers. They are made for a specific genre of games, to either bring a more immersive experience or are more familiar to control for the player.
On this page, we´ll list the different flying joysticks, wheels and fighting sticks available for the Xbox One. Click on the name of each accessory or its picture to go to their offsite store page.
This type of controllers are made for competitive fighting games. Meant to emulate the arcades which gave birth to the genre, these controllers usually have a joystick and at least eight face buttons. As they are custom made, they tend to be on the expensive side, some costing as much as the console you play them with.
Have you ever wanted to know what it´s like to fly a plane? For those that want to feel like a real pilot, but can´t go to flight school, there are the Flying Joysticks. These Joysticks are controllers designed to emulate their counterparts in the real cockpit.
On the Xbox One, you can buy the T.Flight Hotas 4 flying stick. This controller not only comes with a Joystick but a throttle as well. It is compatible with Windows too, so you are not limited to only using it on your Xbox.
As the name implies, these are stationary wheels that you can use to drive virtual cars. If you are a fan of racing and are interested in a more realistic and immersive way to drive on your games, then these are the controllers for you. Most wheels come with a set of pedals and or force feedback (vibration) to simulate real driving even more.
While the wheel and pedals are fine ways to emulate driving, you can always go further. You can buy pretty much the rest of the car interior. With all the accessories in place, the only difference with real driving would be the graphics.
And, of course, you can even buy the seat itself to complete the cockpit of the virtual car. This expensive chair has clamps to put all the Thrustmaster accessories in place.
For driving and flight fans, you have the option to make playing your favorite genre all the more immersive.
A wheel, coupled with pedals and a shifter can make you forget that you are controlling a virtual car instead of the real deal. The flying stick is ideal to feel like a real pilot, and once you get used to it, it makes doing complex maneuvers more smooth.
Arcade sticks are for people who are interested in making a name for themselves in their local fighting game scene, or for those who grew up in the arcades and feel weird doing quarter forward on an analog´s stick.
If you want to see more traditional controllers for the Xbox One, don't forget to check out our collection, here.