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Every PlayStation VR Game with HOTAS Support in 2022

Hotas googly eyes
Hotas googly eyes (Image credit: Android Central)

A flight simulator is designed to emulate the feeling of piloting an aircraft. A HOTAS controller brings a whole new level of immersion to any flight simulator by removing the need for a Dualshock 4 or Move controller and replacing it with a joystick and throttle for better immersion. This all makes it easy to forget you're in a virtual reality (VR) headset. If that interests you, here are the best controllers on the market

You don't know what you're missing with HOTAS

A HOTAS emulates the feeling of controlling the cockpit of a real plane instead of using action buttons or triggers on a standard controller. When you take a phenomenal flight simulator like Ace Combat 7 (opens in new tab) and put it in a VR headset you'll need a HOTAS controller to complete the package.

The result of using something like the Thrustmaster T.Flight HOTAS (opens in new tab) is absolutely breathtaking. Imagine a first-person view of the clouds passing your windshield. It doesn't matter if you find yourself flying over the oceans of Earth or in a galaxy far, far away. A flight simulator with a HOTAS is one way to put a sparkle in your eyes and these games are sure to deliver.

Hooked on HOTAS?

These are the best compatible HOTAS controllers we could find for the PlayStation VR!

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Thrustmaster tflight (Image credit: Thrustmaster)

Thrustmaster T.Flight HOTAS 4 (opens in new tab) ($80 at Amazon)

The T.Flight has 12 action buttons, one rapid-fire trigger, one multi-directional hat switch, and a dual rudder system. All of these features offer you the best comfort, easy mapping, and immersive gameplay.

Thrustmaster T16000M FCS HOTAS (opens in new tab) ($130 at Amazon)

The joystick has 16 action buttons that are accented with braille and four independent axles that include a twist rudder you control by rotating the stick. The throttle has 14 action buttons and an 8-way hat switch.

Thrustmaster T-Flight HOTAS X Flight Stick (opens in new tab) ($55 at Amazon)

Both the flight stick and the throttle have 12 buttons and five axles that are entirely programmable. This Thrustmaster even has internal memory to save all of your settings even when it's unplugged!

Essa Kidwell is an expert in all things VR and mobile devices who can always be found with an Oculus Go, a Pixel 2, and an iPhone 7+. They've been taking things apart just to put them back together for quite some time. If you've got a troubleshooting issue with any of your tech, they're the one you want to go to! Find them on Twitter @OriginalSluggo or Instagram @CosmeticChronus.