Good news for owners of virtual reality headsets. The very sharp and magnificent Microsoft Flight Simulator is now VR compatible on PC, for even more immersion. What literally have your head in the clouds.
Flight Simulator is already a real hit with 2 million sales on the counter. A deserved success for an opus that has achieved the impossible: opening the doors of the flight simulator to all audiences, by including an easy mode for beginners. These facilities, coupled with the photorealism offered by the title, ensured the success of Flight Simulator 2020.
If PC gamers have fun traveling the entire Earth aboard their favorite Boeing, Xbox Series X and Series S gamers will have to wait until summer 2021 to be able to take a seat in the cockpit. And among the flagship features promised by the developers of the French studio Asobo, there was support for virtual reality.
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Good news for owners of Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Steam VR or any other VR headset since Microsoft Flight Simulator on PC is now VR compatible. This update is available for free as of Tuesday, December 22, 2020. Note that it is still possible to use your HOTAS Joysticks (the acronym for Hands on Throttle And Stick, for hand on the throttle and joystick) in virtual reality, for ultimate immersion.
“Our community has been very active in helping us with our approach to VR and continues to support us in our improvements and the new features we add to the simulation. It is thanks to your feedback that we have implemented virtual reality in Microsoft Flight Simulator and we are happy to be able to count on your support in the future, to continue to develop the game with us ”, thanks Microsoft in its official press release.
The Redmond firm is reassuring and specifies that it has ensured that as many devices as possible are compatible with the VR mode of Flight Simulator, “like Windows Mixed Reality (including the HP Reverb 2), Oculus, Valve, and HTC headphones ”.