Microsoft Flight Simulator VR Experience is Now Available

Posted on December 22, 2020 by Paul Thurrott in Games, PC gaming with 11 Comments

Microsoft announced today that the virtual reality (VR) experience for Flight Simulator is now available on a variety of VR headsets for PC.

“Microsoft Flight Simulator was built from the ground up to achieve three key goals: realism, accuracy, and authenticity of flight,” Microsoft’s Jorg Neumann writes. “Today, we’re excited to share that Virtual Reality for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available on your favorite VR headset for PC, offering simmers the deepest and most immersive virtual flight experience in the new simulator to date.”

VR support is included in the latest update to Flight Simulator, and it works with most Windows Mixed Reality headsets (including the new HP Reverb G2), Oculus, Valve, and HTC headsets.

“The Flight Sim community has been a very active and insightful partner in shaping how the team approached VR, and [it] continues to be a critical partner in our continued development as we make further improvements and add new features to the simulation,” Neumann continues. “Adding VR to Microsoft Flight Simulator was a direct result of community feedback, and we look forward to continued involvement in the future of the franchise with us.”

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