While last week Microsoft and Asobo Studios, the creators of Microsoft Flight Simulator, didn’t confirm a Steam release it seems those plans have changed very quickly. Today Microsoft has revealed their flight simulation game will launch simultaneously on Windows 10, Steam and Xbox Game Pass for PC.
Besides the Steam release, Microsoft also announced Track IR and Virtual Reality support for the game.
”TrackIR is the premier head tracking solution delivering full six degree of freedom (6DOF) camera control for an ultra-immersive simulator experience. 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 and HP have been working on a VR headset together and it seems Microsoft Flight Simulator VR will debut with this headset.
”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. 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.”
They also touched on the roadmap for Flight Simulator. The game will receive many updates in the future, which include both paid DLC and free world updates. Expect much more Microsoft Flight Simulator news for the coming months ahead.
Microsoft Flight Simulator is launching on Windows 10, Steam and Xbox Game Pass for PC on August 18th. An Xbox version is confirmed, but doesn’t have a release date yet.