Microsoft Flight Simulator is looking great already but there is a hardcore audience of flight simulator players nowadays that have moved on to virtual reality. Asobo Studio previously said that it would look into the possibility of adding VR support and now, it has been confirmed.
Back in October 2019, the devs confirmed that VR support was now a “high priority” for the team. Now in a post on the Xbox Blog, Jorg Neumann, head of Microsoft Flight Simulator, has confirmed support for VR, TrackIR and a Steam version of the game.
TrackIR is a head tracking technology with six degrees of freedom. Of course, you can also achieve this with a VR headset, such as the HP Reverb G2, which was designed in collaboration with HP, Microsoft and Valve. Naturally, other VR headsets will also be supported.
Finally, as anticipated, Microsoft Flight Simulator is coming to Xbox Game Pass for PC and Steam on the same date- 18th August. TrackIR support will be there on day one, but VR support will take a bit longer, shipping later this year.
KitGuru Says: VR support was the one thing missing from Microsoft’s excellent looking return to Flight Simulator, so this is great news. Are any of you planning on playing the new Microsoft Flight Simulator later this year?