Microsoft Flight Simulator has always made you feel like a pilot, but you have never been able to experience it in VR – to this day. Asobo Studio with today’s free update added support for OpenXR compatible headers, which includes Windows Mixed Reality headsets, as well as the Valve Index, HTC Vive, and the Oculus Rift and Oculus Quest (if you use a connecting cable).
Microsoft originally announced that the VR feature would come first with the HP Reverb G2. This latest update includes support for most Windows Mixed Reality headphones, Oculus, Valve, and HTC headsets.
Previously, if you wanted to feel like you really in a plane while playing Flight Simulator, it will require a lot of computer monitors and some carpentry skills. Even then, you could only make your environment look like the cockpit of a single airplane model. All you need now is a VR headset – oh, and a powerful computer to run it at a resolution acceptable for screens an inch from your eyes. When Microsoft ran a beta test of the feature, an i5-8400 or Ryzen 5 1500X was paired with a GTX 1080 is listed as the minimum specifications.
The update also gives the world a winter makeover, add snow and ice to the variety of weather conditions in the game’s real-time weather simulation. According to a blog post by the head of Microsoft Flight Simulator, the game will now add ” real-time snow and lifelike ice cover to the entire planet. ‘
Currently flying over the North Pole in the game gets a little weird, not least because it’s all water without ice. As you would imagine, in real life that region is often very icyIt will therefore be interesting to see if the new weather conditions will make this area more lifelike. Let’s go and see for yourself. We leave as soon as everyone turns off their phones. And the runway cleans up. And of course we now have to cut off the wings.