Microsoft Flight Simulator can now be played in VR

The Free Update is available now

Microsoft Flight Simulator offers the most realistic and accurate flight experience for its players. The game offers a map of the whole Earth with realistic aircraft, airports, and locations. The game is so taxing that only high-end PCs can fully take advantage of the mechanics that the game offers. It is only available for PCs via Steam, Microsoft Store, and Xbox Game Pass for PC. Microsoft had a set post-launch plan for the game, which included new aircraft and airports based on the real world.

Today Microsoft announced that the game is now VR compatible. Adding VR support was not part of the initial post-launch plan, but strong community feedback enabled Microsoft to build the version for its customers. The free update is available for anyone, and after the update, users will be able to enjoy the game on their VR headsets. According to the blog post, the Flight simulator community helped the studio build the VR version of the game. The company is even looking forward to the community interaction for the future of the franchise.

One of the main goals for the update was to make it accessible for the major proportion of players. Microsoft achieved it by making the update free and making sure that it is playable on most VR headsets. The game supports a wide range of Windows Mixed Reality Headsets and headsets from Oculus, Valve, and HTC.

Lastly, to play the game, users only need to update the game and plug in the headset. It will automatically boot into the VR mode, and the rest can be followed from there.

Mohsin Naeem


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