The good news for Microsoft Flight Simulator fans continues to fly in. Following the announcement of the new Great Britain update that will bring the regions of England, Wales, and Scotland up to date, the developer announced it’s going even further with the power of VR. The developer wants to make sure you are fully immersed during your aircraft flying simulations. The best part is that support for Microsoft Flight Simulator VR will soon be available.
Executive Producer Martial Boassard shared the great news to fans during a recent livestream. As one of the most requested features from fans, the addition of Microsoft Flight Simulator VR will surely please many in the pursuit of the best flight sim experience.
Even better is the fact that any kind of VR headset will work. There are no exclusivity deals in place for this new update. Come December 22, you can look at the world through virtual reality headsets. Be it the Oculus devices or the Valve Index, the headsets will all be supported as part of the update.
Microsoft Flight Simulator VR will come as a free addition. Unlike the alpha for the feature, players will also be able to navigate through the menus in VR. Initial plans were to launch the VR update alongside the release of the HP Reverb G2 VR headset. However, things did not go according to plan, and the headset hit the markets in November without the accompanying VR mode.
Nevertheless, we will soon be able to experience Microsoft Flight Simulator VR in just a few weeks time. With the scale and scope of the game, it is definitely a challenging task for the developers to go about implementing VR. It remains to be seen just how it will fare in the consumers’ eyes. This should set us up nicely when the Great Britain update also soars in on January 28.