Microsoft Flight Simulator is Coming to Steam, Will Support VR

Posted on July 30, 2020 by Paul Thurrott in Games, PC gaming, Xbox with 6 Comments

Microsoft revealed today that its new Flight Simulator will be come to Steam on August 18 and will support the HP Reverb G2 VR headset when it’s released later in the fall.

“In addition to availability on Windows 10 and Xbox Game Pass for PC, Microsoft Flight Simulator will also be coming to Steam on August 18,” Microsoft’s Jorg Neumann writes in the announcement. “We are thrilled to announce that Steam pre-orders for the Standard, Deluxe, and Premium Deluxe editions of Microsoft Flight Simulator start today.”

Microsoft Flight Simulator will support the TrackIR head-tracking solution “on day one,” Microsoft says. This will deliver “full six degree of freedom (6DOF) camera control for an ultra-immersive simulator experience,” the firm claims. “TrackIR allows simmers to enjoy a low latency mouse free look around with Microsoft Flight Simulator in full 4K/HDR, while still allowing easy interaction with a suite of hardware peripherals.”

Microsoft Flight Simulator will also support the HP Reverb G2 VR headset that was previewed earlier this year and will ship in the fall.

“Created by HP in collaboration with Microsoft and Valve, the upcoming Reverb G2 headset has a bright, high resolution display, excellent tracking, and immersive audio to take maximum advantage of Microsoft Flight Simulator’s incredible visuals and fully 3D soundscape,” Neumann says. “The HP Reverb G2 will be available later this fall and the VR update will be a free update for all Microsoft Flight Simulator players.”

You can preorder Microsoft Flight Simulator from the Xbox website.

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