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Virtual Reality update hits Microsoft Flight Simulator

Microsoft Flight Simulator gets full VR support (Source: Microsoft Flight Simulator on YouTube)
Microsoft Flight Simulator gets full VR support (Source: Microsoft Flight Simulator on YouTube)
The latest free update for this year's Microsoft Flight Simulator brings a whole new level of realism and authenticity to the game by adding full support for virtual reality headsets. The list of supported devices includes those made by Oculus, Valve, and HTC, as well as the HP Reverb G2 and most other Windows Mixed Reality headsets.

Since the latest Microsoft Flight Simulator game, released earlier this year, "was built from the ground up to achieve three key goals: realism, accuracy, and authenticity of flight," the fact that it finally received Virtual Reality support is not surprising. According to the project's head, Jorg Neumann, this free update comes to offer "the deepest and most immersive virtual flight experience" that this game can offer right now.

The list of virtual reality devices supported by Microsoft Flight Simulator thanks to this update includes most Windows Mixed Reality headsets (including the HP Reverb G2), as well as Oculus, Valve, and HTC products from this category.

According to the official Xbox Wire post by Jorg Neumann concerning this update, the flight sim community helped Microsoft shape the approach to VR implementation in the game and remains a critical partner in the ongoing development of new content for the game.

Microsoft Flight Simulator is available via Windows 10, Steam, and Xbox Game Pass for PC. Console support is expected to arrive in the Summer 2021.

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Codrut Nistor, 2020-12-23 (Update: 2020-12-23)