Update: Initially, this story reported that VR support was only provided for HP Reverb G2. Now, the developer has clarified that it will actually support all Windows Mixed Reality headsets at startup and will be used for other headsets/platforms in the future. The original post has been completely edited to reflect this news.
Good news; Microsoft Flight Simulator VR support has been confirmed, but only one headset is currently supported.
Polygon confirmed that the surreal flight simulation will add support for the upcoming HP Reverb G2 headset when it launches later this fall. The game itself will be released on August 18, but there will be no VR support at that time.
According to the developer’s update on July 30, the product will also support all other Windows MR headsets:
“This fall, VR support for Microsoft Flight Simulator will be synchronized with HP Reverb G2. After VR is launched, VR support will be provided on all Windows Mixed Reality (WMR) headsets. Other platforms/headphones will be supported next. Please stay tuned for future updates. “
Confirm Microsoft Flight Simulator VR support
Reverb G2 is produced under the company’s Windows Mixed Reality platform in cooperation with Microsoft itself, so it is indeed reasonable to coincide with its release. In other words, the game is about to be released, so it may be that the VR-supported version is only optimized for Windows MR, but it can still be used on other unofficial helmets. Either way, the developer Asobo Studio said that it will continue to support other headsets after Windows MR integration starts.
After the game was released, the community has been asking for Microsoft Flight Simulator VR support. In fact, Asobo expressed support for being “very high” in the priority list at the end of 2019. The game uses Bing Maps’ ultra-high-resolution aerial images and machine learning technology to generate incredibly lifelike images of the world, which is very suitable for viewing in VR.
The standard version of the game includes 20 airplanes and 30 airports, but there are increased versions at the time of release, and both have been increased. You can view the options here.
At the same time, HP Reverb G2 has attracted the attention of VR enthusiasts with its 4K display and improved ergonomic design. The technology is designed with the help of Valve and integrates the functions in the Index headset. It has a four-camera tracking function from the inside out, and it has also redesigned the Windows VR controller. It can be said that we are looking forward to it, although we certainly hope that the official VR support will soon be transferred to other headsets.
When VR support finally arrives, will you get Microsoft Flight Simulator? Let us know in the comments below!