Microsoft Flight Simulator Adds Free VR Support This Month
Every PC VR headset will be supported in the big December 22 update.
Microsoft Flight Simulator will receive free virtual reality support in its next update on December 22. VR support was first announced in July, with developer Asobo originally aiming to time the release of that content with the launch of HP's Reverb G2 headset and support for other devices coming at a later date.
Those plans have changed, as executive producer Martial Bossard confirmed in a Twitch Q&A that VR support will arrive for all PC headsets in Sim Update 2.
"It will be open to all devices," executive producer Martial Bossard said in the stream. "Oculus family, Valve family – every family of headset is going to be supported."
VR will be used in both gameplay and menu navigation so that the experience can be seamless and won't require users to remove their headsets during play. Beyond the addition of VR, there's a lot more content scheduled for Microsoft Flight Simulator in 2021 and beyond.
World Update 3 will launch on January 28 and add new landmarks, bush trips, and between 50-60 points of interest to the United Kingdom, replay functionality, multiple-screen setups, and even flyable helicopters.
In our Microsoft Flight Simulator review, critic Edmond Tran described the game is a "spectacular technical achievement and a deeply inspiring experience filled with glorious possibilities."
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