Thrustmaster T.16000M FCS HOTAS Review
Published: 6th December 2016 | Source: Thrustmaster | Price: £175 |
The T.16000M FCS is plug and play compatible. As you can see there are plenty of buttons, axes, dials sliders and the like for your customisation needs. Should you wish to delve a little deeper under the hood then the Thrustmaster Target software allows you for near infinite customisation. It might be getting a little long in the tooth, particularly when compared to modern mouse software, but its capabilities cannot be denied and there is a wealth of profiles already online for all your favourite titles.
Probably the most useful feature for those of us who just like to be up and running as fast as possible is that the TARGET software can combine the throttle and stick into a single device for the older titles, and you can configure your controls within the software and then it will generate a printable map of your config. With so many buttons and hat switches to learn it is a vital aid until your brain learns where everything is. It's a massive step above the pen and paper method whilst also making it easier to share your perfectly configured controls without having to generate a picture to go along with them. Equally you can download someone elses configuration and quickly print a reference. Great if you want a starting point without having to keep pausing the game to refer to the controls.
Let's quickly take a look at a few titles before we wrap this up. Onwards.