Contrary to what was announced a few weeks ago, Microsoft Flight Simulator will finally be available on Steam from the first day, and its product page to pre-order it. Recall that Microsoft had only announced its availability in its own store and on Xbox Game Pass, disappointing those who preferred to purchase it on the Valve platform.
“In addition to its availability on Windows 10 and Xbox Game Pass for PC (Xbox Game pass for PC is in beta), Microsoft Flight Simulator is also coming to Steam on August 18,” wrote the head of the Microsoft Flight Simulator division, Jorg Neumann. “We are delighted to announce that reservations for the Standard, Deluxe and Premium Deluxe editions on Steam begin today.”
Listening to the community, a clear objective for development
Through the same statement, Neumann also confirmed that the game will have support for head tracking software since its launch, and that they will also add support for virtual reality headsets before the end of the year, since there were two features highly requested by the community.
“Listening to the community has been our priority for development since we announced it in June 2019. Two of the features most required by the community were TrackIR and VR support. We are excited to announce that Microsoft Flight Simulator will have TrackIR support from day one and that VR support will be available later this year just in time for the launch of the HP Reverb G2 headsets, ”he added.
The confirmation of the launch on Steam is great news for those who remain faithful to the Valve platform. While Microsoft previously said that “The goal is to have Microsoft Flight Simulator available on as many platforms as possible” it remains to be seen if it will be released in other digital stores or consoles in the future.
What are your expectations? Are you happy about the possibility of acquiring Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 on Steam?