Update: As predicted, the initial pre-orders for the Turtle Beach VelocityOne sold out fast. If you missed it, check back the website on 11/14 for new stock.
Turtle Beach is finally accepting pre-orders today for its first flight simulation hardware, the highly-anticipated VelocityOne Universal Control System, a new yoke and modular throttle quadrant setup that has been designed from the ground up to be fully compatible with Xbox and PC.
You will be able to pre-order this new flight control system today, at 9AM PST / 12PM EST / 16:00 UTC. The VelocityOne is priced at $379.99 / €379.99. Turtle Beach expects high demand for this new product and recommends interested customers to shop early, as the current pre-order stock is expected to sell out. Quantities are limited to two units per customer.
The Turtle Beach VelocityOne features a universal design, an all-in-one system that includes a yoke with integrated rudder controls, trim wheel, and throttle quadrant. Dedicated rudder pedals have been teased by Turtle Beach a few weeks ago, so expect news about that soon. With the VelocityOne, rudder controls are integrated with the handles, together with brake buttons.
As for the modular throttle quadrant, it provides dual lever controls, for a realistic experience with both light aircraft and large jets, and there’s also a dedicated trim wheel.
The yoke enables 180° handle rotation and includes a status indicator panel, with real-time status alerts to monitor cockpit, navigation, engine systems and warnings, and also a flight management display, to configure the system for Microsoft Flight Simulator. Turtle Beach says this display will enable the easy switch between aircraft profiles and includes a training feature to help you familiarize yourself with each control.
The VelocityOne will join a competitive product category and face stiff competition from Honeycomb. However, Turtle Beach is offering a complete package that ends up being more affordable. Let’s see how they will eventually compare… and if Turtle Beach is able to tackle the current production challenges that have been affecting many hardware companies.