The recent announcement from Microsoft also confirmed the support of TrackIR and VR. TrackIR is the head tracking solution that offers full camera control with six degrees of freedom for an even more intense experience.
“Two of the most requested features we’ve heard about in the community are TrackIR and VR support. Today we are pleased to announce that Microsoft Flight Simulator will have TrackIR support and VR support available on the first day later this year, in time for the launch of the HP Reverb G2! “
Microsoft Flight Simulator will be compatible (later this year) with the upcoming Reverb G2 VR headset from Microsoft and Valve. This headset has a great high-resolution display, impressive audio and excellent tracking, so players can take full advantage of Flight Simulator’s impressive graphics in the world of virtual reality.
If you’ve always wanted a VR headset, now may be the perfect time to invest. The HP Reverb G2 headset can now be pre-ordered. Delivery begins in September.
Microsoft has also promised to continue working with partners such as Logitech G, Thrustmaster, Virtual Fly and Aeronautical to improve the simulator experience.
In their blog, Microsoft mentioned that they were “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.”
There is nothing better than having a proper joystick and throttle to get the best experience out of your flight simulator. If you want to play Microsoft Flight Simulator, you can find the best flight simulator setups in our guide. We cover all types of hardware that you want to receive on time for next month’s release.
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