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You want to know what separates Thrustmaster's new Hotas Warthog joystick from the competition? A hefty price tag, for one. At $500, the Hotas Warthog isn't for the faint of wallet.
What you get in return is a replica set of the joystick, dual throttle system, and dual throttle control panel of the U.S. Air Force A-10C attack aircraft. The entire thing weights over 6.5kg and uses plenty of metal in the construction (joystick, throttle handles, and bases).
There are 55 fully programmable buttons to play around with, as well as 2 four-direction hat switches, each with their own built-in push button. According to Thrustmaster, this is the first joystick in the world to sport this feature.
The Hotas Warthog will be available later this month.