Star Wars: Squadrons will support joysticks and throttles on PlayStation and Xbox

EA is also adding support for the console version of Star Wars: Squadrons for joysticks and Hotas setups; the combination of a throttle and joystick. It was previously known that the PC version would get this. The game will be released on October 2.

Star Wars: Squadrons

The console version will get an update on the day of release that adds support for flight controllers, as per creative director Ian S. Frazier announced on Twitter.

Only joysticks and Hotas setups made for consoles are supported. Only a few manufacturers release such accessories for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Thrustmaster has the T.Flight Hotas 4 and Hotas One in its range, which work with the PS4 and Xbox One respectively. Pedals are also supported, like the Thrustmaster T. Flight Rudder Pedals.


In June, EA already announced that the PC version of the game will receive support for flight controllers. The range of such accessories is much larger for the PC, due to the popularity of flight sims. The availability of such controllers has been under pressure since the release of Microsoft’s new Flightsimulator.

Star Wars: Squadrons is all about starfighter combat and includes both a single-player and multiplayer modes. The game has PlayStation VR support and crossplay between all platforms. The game will be released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, on Oct. 2.