Rennes, October 9, 2023 — To coincide with Poznań Game Arena 2023, Thrustmaster is thrilled to unveil its new multifunctional joystick designed for “Farming” simulation: SimTask FarmStick.
SimTask is the new Thrustmaster product range designed for simulating control of farming and heavy machinery. Now it’s incredibly easy to put together a complete setup that’s perfect for controlling heavy-duty equipment and working the land — by combining SimTask FarmStick with SimTask Steering Kit*, plus a Thrustmaster T128* or T248* racing wheel (*sold separately).
SimTask FarmStick is the first joystick designed for controlling farming and heavy machinery, developed based on Thrustmaster's know-how in flight simulation. With its 3 directional axes and H.E.A.R.T (HallEffect AccuRate Technology™) magnetic sensors, you can precisely control forklifts, cranes and all other types of farming and construction machinery. Its 33 action buttons and controls located on the control interface and the base are directly recognized via Plug & Play in Farming Simulator 22, allowing gamers to master all of the machinery in the game right at their fingertips, and access a multitude of different actions within thumb’s reach. The stick's design was directly inspired by the interiors of high-end modern tractors and farming equipment, for greater immersion and realism. Its ambidextrous shape even allows for use of two FarmStick units at the same time, for specific tasks — such as operating forestry equipment.
The new, must-have tool for mastering any type of machinery in any scenario!
- Control heavy machinery
SimTask FarmStick is the joystick designed for "Farming" and construction simulation, and controlling heavy machinery. Control forklifts, hoists, cranes or forestry equipment and carry out any task with ease thanks to its three 16-bit directional axes, including two featuring H.E.A.R.T (HallEffect AccuRate Technology™) magnetic sensors.
- Multifunctional stick
With 7 buttons, 2 rocker switches, 1 mini-stick and 1 thumbwheel, the stick is a multifunctional device allowing you to control all types of machinery right at your fingertips. The trigger lets you toggle between "Driving" and "Working" modes, to access 6 additional actions.
- All-in-one control panel
The joystick's base features 18 extra buttons that are fully mappable to specific actions in each game or type of vehicle. The "Combo" function lets you double the number of actions that can be mapped onto each button in Farming Simulator 22.
With its 33 buttons and different types of controls, SimTask FarmStick is both a joystick and an all-in-one control panel, allowing you to free yourself from using a mouse and keyboard.
- Ergonomic design, inspired by real farming machinery
The ergonomic, ambidextrous design lets you easily access the main features with comfortable handling — even during long sessions. SimTask FarmStick was directly inspired by the interiors of high-end modern tractors and farming equipment, with realistic dimensions.
- Plug & Play in Farming Simulator 22
SimTask FarmStick is compatible with PC (Windows® 11/10), and Plug & Play in Farming Simulator 22 (game not included). The controls are automatically mapped to each vehicle. All buttons can be programmed for the needs of each game (list of compatible games available on the Thrustmaster support website).
Use SimTask FarmStick in conjunction with a Thrustmaster T128* or T248* racing wheel and SimTask Steering Kit* (*sold separately) for total control, and an immersive experience simulating the driver's cabin from farming or construction machinery. SimTask FarmStick can also be used on its own or as a duo for more technical machinery, including forestry equipment.
SimTask FarmStick is available at a suggested retail price of £79.99 / $99.99 / €89.99 for worldwide release:
- Preorders start October 19, 2023.
- Commercial availability from November 14, 2023.