I thought I resurrect this thread before posting my own identical one…
A few points; it’s not just for flight sims… freaking LOVE TrackIR in ArmA (more on ArmA later) . Genuinely surprised more FPS don’t support it. Playing the DayZ mod, running for my life, looking over my shoulder at the zombies chasing after me… awesome… and completely immersive. Imo TrackIr+triplehead=damned near VR without the headset.
Yes, it sounds odd to move head while your eyes stay forward… but trust me, it’s completely intuitive and after using it for 5 minutes you forget all about it and it becomes completely natural.
My final point? I honestly think this might take less effort from Warhorse than just about anyone else in their position. Remember ArmA? That’s my favourite FPS series by a mile, love TrackIR in it… funny thing… a lot of the Warhorse staff came not just from Bohemia Interactive, but people that actually worked on Arma. In short, they’ve implemented TrackIR before… granted it’s a new engine, Cryengine 3… but Warhorse has yet ANOTHER ace in the hole to make this happen… their code sharing partnership with Cloud Imperium Games (Star Citizen). You see, CIG already has TrackIR working in this engine… and an agreement to share code with Warhorse… (I love that partnership… kind of feels like the indies are building something of a ‘rebel alliance’)
I am hoping that TrackIR is easier for Warhorse to implement than anyone else on the planet. And if it IS that easy, with prior experience implementing it, and code sharing with someone that has already done it in the current engine… I just have to think this is a comparative cinch for them.
I hope they do it, and I suspect they can do it with minimal effort.
To be fair, yes, several Warhorse employees worked on Arma… but that doesn’t mean anyone on Warhorse’s payroll worked on TrackIR implementation. Also, I have no idea what Warhorse is getting out of the deal with CIG, I know that Warhorse gave them their character model and clothing/armor system, but don’t know the details of the deal or what exactly Warhorse is getting in return. All I know is it referred to as a ‘code sharing agreement’… based on that, I think CIG would be more than happy to share TrackIR code. Remember, CIG honestly wants Warhorse and KC: D to succeed. A legitimate ally.