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Microsoft Flight Simulator VR Coming on December 23

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Microsoft Flight Simulator will receive a free virtual reality update on December 23, the announcement was made during the recent developer update on Twitch.

Asobo Studio confirmed that the highly-anticipated update will be part of the Sim Update 2, the update will be available for all devices but it will launch only with support for a specific Microsoft Mixed Reality device.

“We are going to open the VR for everyone,” said Martial Bossard, executive producer at Asobo Studio. “Everybody will get access to VR now, and when I say everybody […] it will also be open to all devices, including the Oculus family, Valve family, really every family of headset are going to be supported there.”

Back in July Jorg Neumann, Head of Microsoft Flight Simulator announced that VR support was closely developed with HP and was scheduled to arrive at the launch date of the HP Reverb G2 VR headset.

Microsoft Flight Simulator also supports TrackIR, a head tracking solution delivering full six degrees of freedom (6DOF) camera control for an ultra-immersive simulator experience. TrackIR allows players to enjoy a low latency mouse free look around with Microsoft Flight Simulator in full 4K/HDR.

Here is what Neumann said back in July:

Listening to the community has been a priority for the development team since the announcement of Microsoft Flight Simulator in June 2019. Two of the most requested features we’ve been hearing about from the Community are TrackIR and VR support.

Xbox Game Studios and Asobo Studio are committed to the community, and the ongoing support of Microsoft Flight Simulator with experience enhancing features like those we’ve announced today. But we have even more planned post-launch

One of the exciting implications of this is that the data that makes up the world is always improving, and players can look forward to a simulator that evolves over time. Thanks to our partnership with Bing, players will enjoy new, even better terrain, and an ever evolving, machine learning-fueled simulator that grows over time.

In addition to Track IR and VR, Neumann also confirmed that Asobo will continue to work with Honeycomb Aeronautical, Logitech G, Thrustmaster, Virtual Fly, and many other manufacturers to further improve the experience.

Source: Twitch

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