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Thrustmaster announces first ever official flight stick for PlayStation 4

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London, February 2, 2016 - Thrustmaster today brings a unique offer for flight and aerial combat enthusiasts, granting them access to a world of unrivalled sensations and precision: the T.Flight Hotas 4 including the War Thunder Starter Pack.

A genuine Hotas controller delivering formidable efficiency:

With this truly unique offer, Thrustmaster will provide PlayStation®4 (PS4™) gamers with a high-performance joystick and in-game boosts to help them progress in the free-to-play MMO combat game War Thunder. In War Thunder, players can re-enact the most intense battles of World War 2. This is an ideal opportunity for Thrustmaster to bring PS4 gamers its long-standing expertise in the field of joysticks with the T. Flight Hotas 4, a genuine Hotas™ (Hands On Throttle And Stick) controller, designed by the very inventor of this concept. Gilles Raulet, Development Director for Thrustmaster, explains: "To celebrate the launch of our first joystick for PS4, by combining this new release with a safe value such as War Thunder, we are offering gamers a new, accessible experience that will allow them to swiftly rise throughout the leaderboards, using in-flight controls that are directly recognized." This opinion is also shared by Igor Khаchaturyan, Global Marketing Director at Gaijin Entertainment, who states: "We are very satisfied to offer buyers of the T.Flight Hotas 4 and War Thunder Starter Pack a number of in-game items that will instantly allow them to enjoy excellent performance in the world of War Thunder." These converging opinions are materialized in a Plug and Play joystick that is preconfigured for the game - a powerful controller that is ready for immediate take-off!

The T.Flight Hotas 4 perfectly combines performance and realism. To this end, it offers ergonomic controls, suited to all types of flight: the handle features a wide handrest and adjustable resistance. The full-scale throttle is detachable. The rudder is actuated by a dual system, and can be controlled by a rotating handle or using the progressive tilting lever. Flight controls are very comprehensive, with a total of 5 axes, 12 action buttons, 1 rapid-fire trigger and 1 multidirectional hat switch. As the joystick is produced under official license for the PlayStation®4 system*, it features the console's official buttons (PS / SHARE / OPTIONS). Finally, the joystick's internal memory allows users to update the firmware.

Benefits of the War Thunder Starter Pack:

The Starter Pack offered with the purchase of the T. Flight Hotas 4** consists of:

- 500 Golden Eagles (the game's currency), allowing users to make many in-game purchases.

- A one-week Premium account that makes research of new vehicles faster.

- A XP-38G Lightning plane. This US fighter plane, built to 1462 units from 1942 to 1943, was a full-metal, single-pilot and twin-engine aircraft; it featured two tailfins and boasted unique aerodynamic capabilities at the time of World War 2. It was equipped with powerful weapons, and its swift climbing prowess made it a formidably efficient aircraft. Piloting this plane with the T.Flight Hotas 4 will allow gamers to experience epic aerial battles with unrivalled realism!

The T.Flight Hotas 4 War Thunder Starter Pack is available at the suggested retail price of €79.99 (taxes included).

** Use of the War Thunder Starter Pack access voucher requires users to register on the Playstation®Network (PSN). Registering on PSN is free, but costs associated with Internet access and/or access providers may apply. The voucher expires on November 15, 2017.

Check out all of our products at www.thrustmaster.com.


Guillemot Corporation is a designer and manufacturer of interactive entertainment hardware and accessories. The Group offers a diversified range of products under the Hercules and Thrustmaster brand names. Active in this market since 1984, the Guillemot Corporation Group is currently present in 11 countries including France, Germany, the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Belgium, Holland, Hong Kong, Romania and Italy. The company distributes its products in more than 70 countries worldwide. The Group's mission is to offer high-performance, ergonomic products that maximize the enjoyment of digital interactive entertainment end users. www.guillemot.com

Manufactured by Guillemot Corporation S.A.

Licensed for sale in Europe, Africa, Middle East, Russia, India and Oceania. For use exclusively with PlayStation®4.

About Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd

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War Thunder

War Thunder is a free-to-play, cross-platform, massively multiplayer military masterpiece for PC, PS4, Mac, Linux and Android with more than ten million players worldwide, that allows players to fight their way across air and ground with access to over 600 of historically accurate planes and armored vehicles from WWII and Korean War. Fans can expect hundreds more added as Gaijin Entertainment commits to ongoing development via regular updates. For more information, please visit http://www.warthunder.com