HOTAS Controllers for PS5
While it’s still a niche market on consoles, many PS5 players will want to enjoy using a flight stick with compatible games. No dedicated PS5 sticks have yet been released, so it’s slim pickings for now. Fortunately, there’s a couple of PS4 options that’ll work with Sony’s new console and our favorite is the Thrustmaster T-Flight Hotas 4, which handles great for games like Star Wars: Squadrons or Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown.
The release of Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 and Star Wars: Squadrons wiped out most of the available HOTAS systems, so finding joysticks that are available right now is extraordinarily difficult. We’ll be continuing to update links as stock fluctuates.
Best Overall: Thrustmaster T-Flight Hotas 4
- Adjustable stick tension
- Very simple to use
Best Alternative: HORI PS4 HOTAS Flight Stick
- Adjustable stick resistance
- Includes a headset jack
- Unimpressive build quality
Right now, there just aren’t a lot of options for someone who wants to use a flight stick with a PS5. Sony ensured that any officially licensed PS4 sticks were made compatible with the PS5, so you don’t have to worry about one of the sticks you used not carrying over to the latest generation of consoles. The best PS5 games don’t require or even benefit from having a HOTAS system but that doesn’t mean it’ll hurt to be prepared.
For most people, the Thrustmaster T-Flight Hotas 4 is going to be the best choice, with great build quality, adjustable joystick tension, and overall ease of use. It’s also generally the easiest stick to find in stock while the market remains volatile.
With that in mind, some of the best PS5 headsets do require a wired connection. If you want to use a headset with a 3.5mm headset jack while playing with your flight stick, you’ll want to go for the Hori PS4 HOTAS system.
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Samuel Tolbert Samuel Tolbert is a freelance writer covering gaming news, specifically focusing on PlayStation on Android Central. You can find him on Twitter @SamuelTolbert.
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