What you need to know
- Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available on virtual reality headsets.
- You can play Microsoft Flight Simulator on supported Windows Mixed Reality, Oculus, Valve, and HTC headsets.
- Microsoft Flight Simulator is available on Xbox Game Pass for PC, Windows 10, and Steam.
Microsoft Flight Simulator now supports virtual reality headsets. The popular flight sim can now immerse you into a realistic world of flight on supported Windows Mixed Reality, Oculus, Valve, and HTC headsets. Microsoft announced VR support today, and breaks down which devices are supported.
Microsoft Flight Simulator delivers an incredibly immersive experience on PCs, and that should only be enhanced by playing in virtual reality. With a wider field of view, immersion within a headset, and the fact that you'll use a combination of a headset and controllers to fly within the game, Microsoft flight Simulator within VR should be incredibly realistic.
Jorg Neumann, head of Microsoft Flight Simulator, explains that VR support was a direct result of community feedback.
The flight sim community has been a very active and insightful partner in shaping how the team approached VR, and continues to be a critical partner in our continued development as we make further improvements and add new features to the simulation.
If you need to pick up a PC to play Microsoft Flight Simulator in VR, make sure to check out our best desktop PCs for VR guide. There are plenty of great VR headsets you could use to play Microsoft Flight Simulator, but it's worth checking out our HP Reverb G2 review to see if you'd like to snag HP's latest headset.
The update that brings support for virtual reality headset is free, and is available on Xbox Game Pass for PC, Windows 10, and Steam.
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