Microsoft Flight Simulator will finally offer VR

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Summary

  • The contribution of TrackIR support with Microsoft Flight Simulator
  • The output of the HP Reverb G2 headphones
  • Upcoming updates

The contribution of TrackIR support with Microsoft Flight Simulator

You can benefit from TrackIR support from day one according to Microsoft developers. The first head tracking solution guaranteed an ultra-immersive simulator experience. This is all made possible by the Six Degrees of Freedom (6DOF) camera. More freedom, a full 4K / HDR look at your environment… Everything is done to make the experience richer and easier.



The output of the HP Reverb G2 headphones

While VR support will be available later this year, it will still be in time for the launch of this new headset. Born from the collaboration between Microsoft and Valve, Bright, high-resolution display, full 3D soundscape, incredible quality immersive tracking and sound are part of the HP Reverb G2. The headset will be released this fall with a free VR update for all Microsoft Flight Simulator players.

Microsoft is far from being satisfied only with this since collaborations with many partners are still ongoing. Thus, Honeycomb Aeronautical, Logitech G, Thrustmaster, Virtual Fly are still in contact with Microsoft to offer an ever more realistic and complete experience. Existing peripherals and home cockpits will be supported by Microsoft through an updated SimConnet according to it.

Upcoming updates

The company announces that even more content is to be expected in the future! Continuous updates of the simulator will be implemented, always being free and worldwide. The almost constant improvement of the data around us pushes the company to develop the simulator over time. The partnership between Bing and Microsoft will notably allow the acquisition of a new field for players, in addition to a constantly evolving simulator thanks to machine learning.



However, the content that users will have from the start is of high quality: Ultra detailed aircraft, new checklist system, live air traffic, dynamic weather and new aerodynamic modeling… So imagine what Microsoft Flight Simulator will have in store for you in the coming months!



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