Microsoft Flight Simulator just introduced beta before the August 18 release on Microsoft Store and Xbox Game Pass for PC. However, there is good news for Steam users as the developers have now confirmed that the game will launch on Valve’s platform at the same time; in fact, Pre-orders just opened there.
That’s not all, it has been confirmed that two of the most community requested features, TrackIR and VR support are on the way. The first will be available at launch, while VR support will launch alongside the HP Reverb G2 sometime in the fall.
TrackIR is the best head tracking solution, offering full six degree freedom (6DOF) camera control for an immersive simulator experience. With TrackIR, simmers can enjoy a mouse-free view with low latency Microsoft Flight Simulator in full 4K / HDR, while still allowing easy interaction with a range of hardware peripherals.
HP Reverb G2
The upcoming Reverb G2 headset, made by HP in partnership with Microsoft and Valve, has a bright, high-resolution screen, excellent tracking and immersive audio to take full advantage of Microsoft Flight Simulator’s incredible images and full 3D soundscape. The HP Reverb G2 will be available later this fall, and the VR update will be a free update for everyone Microsoft Flight Simulator players.
In addition to Track IR and VR, we also continue to work with partners such as Honeycomb Aeronautical, Logitech G, Thrustmaster, Virtual Fly and many other manufacturers to Microsoft Flight Simulator experience. We are excited to support Honeycomb’s upcoming Bravo Throttle Quadrant and Thrustmaster’s new TCA Sidestick and Quadrant Airbus edition peripherals. We are also committed to supporting existing peripherals and home cockpits through an updated SimConnect.
Finally, Asobo Studio confirmed that after launch, theme DLC bundles, free world updates, and more will be available in Microsoft Flight Simulator. As we get closer to the release, check out the stunning, most recent gameplay footage.