Asobo Studio and Microsoft have confirmed that Microsoft Flight Simulator VR support is coming in December. In addition, the location for the next major world update has been revealed to be the UK, as part of the Microsoft Flight Simulator roadmap.
How will Microsoft Flight Simulator VR support work?
This news comes via a developer Q&A given by several Asobo staffers. Executive producer Martial Bossard confirmed VR was coming to the game in December, saying it would be "open to all devices" including Oculus, Valve, and HTC VR headsets. VR support for the game has been in closed beta, with Flight Simulator head Jorg Neumann saying the feedback to the feature had been "so positive...that we think we're ready to put this out" prior to the holiday season. VR support will arrive with Sim Update 2 and will be free to all Flight Simulator players.
In addition to VR support, the next major World Update for Microsoft Flight Simulator has been revealed. This time, the team will be working on the UK, after previous World Updates focused on the USA and Japan. Presumably, the third major World Update will similarly overhaul the UK's landscape, adding iconic landmarks, higher-quality topography and landscapes, and overhauled airports to the European nation. Asobo says it'll have more details to share about the United Kingdom update in the near future.
When can I play Microsoft Flight Simulator in VR?
Asobo alternates between Sim Updates and World Updates when working on Microsoft Flight Simulator. The next major update, the VR Sim Update, will arrive on December 22nd. Prior to the update, on December 17th, Asobo will show it off in the ninth episode of its Feature Discovery video series. The United Kingdom World Update, meanwhile, is coming on January 26th, so you've got a little bit longer to wait for that one.
Microsoft Flight Simulator is available right now for PC via the Microsoft Store or Steam. Unfortunately, until the VR update arrives, you'll have to play it on a regular ol' monitor, but don't worry; it's more than pretty enough even without the headset.
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