Microsoft Flight Simulator VR Support Now Available (VIDEO)
Microsoft Flight Simulator released its latest installment this past August, allowing players to enjoy the friendly skies in a myriad of flying vehicles and travel the globe. One thing the series has been praised for over the years is for its immersiveness, and it looks like 2020’s entry just got a lot more immersive as VR support has officially been added.
As can be seen in the video below, HoloForge UX Designer François Dacquin discusses how they were able to bring Microsoft Flight Simulator to various VR headsets along without sacrificing a ton of quality. After all, running the game is a task and a half for many machines, so adding VR would surely prove to be a somewhat difficult task. However, it must not have been terribly difficult as VR support is available now.
PC players with OpenXR compliant and SteamVR compatible headsets, including HTC Vive, Windows Mixed Reality, and others are now able to enjoy the popular flight sim in VR should they wish to reach those depths of immersion. Of course, VR was not the only addition in the new update. Also included was real-time snow and ice coverage, which only adds to the incredible weather function in Microsoft Flight Simulator. There may not have been much travel going on this year for a lot of people, but at least it can be done safely from the comfort of our own homes provided we have the necessary means to do so.
Microsoft Flight Simulator is currently available on PC, and it is expected to arrive on console (Xbox Series X/S) mid-2021, a series first. Keep it tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers as this story develops, and for other gaming goodness going on right now, check out the following:
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What say you, gamers? Will you be taking to the skies in Microsoft Flight Simulator in VR now that support has been added? Sound off in the comments section below, and be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter for live gaming and entertainment news 24/7!
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