Microsoft is planning to release two new SideWinder joystick next month. The SideWinder Force Feedback Pro joystick delivers true-to-life feedback ranging from raw power forces to subtle sensations in games such as Trophy Bass II Deluxe and Microsoft Flight Simulator 98.  SideWinder Force Feedback Pro includes the three software game titles:  Interstate '76, Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire, and MDK:  Mission Laguna Beach.

The Microsoft SideWinder Precision Pro joystick replaces the existing SideWinder Pro 3D and takes advantage of new digital-optical technology while adding greater programmability and customization.  A new shift button doubles the functionality of the stick's buttons, hat switch, throttle wheel, trigger and handle movements.  Additionally the bundled SideWinder Game Device Software 2.0 includes 30 popular game profiles.

The Microsoft SideWinder Force Feedback Pro joystick will cost an estimated $159.00 while the SideWinder Precision Pro joystick will run about $75.

For more details, please visit the SideWinder home page