The long-awaited VR support for Microsoft Flight Simulator was released on Xbox Game Pass for PC, Steam, and Windows 10 in their Sim Update 2. This support comes as a free update for those who already own the simulator and Microsoft wanted to make it as accessible as possible on all VR devices. However, users will still need to connect their VRs to a PC. The update will be available on Oculus, Windows Mixed Reality headsets, Valve, and HTC headsets.
SIM UPDATE 2 (22.214.171.124) is now available for download on the Microsoft Store and Steam!
The long awaited VR feature is now available for all to play. #MicrosoftFlightSimulator
Full patch notes can be found here: https://t.co/SLuCsKYBLr
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After updating the game, players should go to VR options in the in-game menu to enable the feature. To determine whether your machine can run the Flight Simulator, check out the system specifications requirements on Microsoft’s website. Microsoft stated that the community’s feedback was essential in creating VR support for Flight Simulator. Microsoft also plans for another update in late-January.
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. Adding VR to Microsoft Flight Simulator was a direct result of community feedback, and we look forward to continued involvement in the future of the franchise with us.
The Sim 2 Update also included a fun Holiday Scavenger Hunt where 12 landmarks around the world are decorated with festive lights. The update also patched other some bugs to improve game performance and features on certain airbuses. Microsoft encourages players to document their experience and issues with the new VR update on the forums.