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VR for Microsoft Flight Simulator gets a release date

You can fly with all major VR headsets on December 22


Microsoft announced today that VR support for Flight Simulator will be released on December 22, 2020.

At launch it will support

  • Windows Mixed Reality Headsets
  • Oculus VR Headsets
  • Steam VR Headsets

It doesn't appear as though touch controllers will be supported at launch, but all existing input interfaces such as yoke, throttle, joystick, etc will work.

Mouse support has been translated to 3D space so you'll be able to use your mouse to interact with cockpit controls like switches, buttons, dials, etc.

In-game windows such as ATC or the VFR map will be able to be positioned in 3D space as well.

Main menu navigation is also supported so you won't have to remove your headset to set up your flight.

Check out the announcement video below.

From The Chatty
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    December 17, 2020 10:57 PM

    VR is coming! SOON!

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      December 17, 2020 11:03 PM

      nice knowing ya'll. hopefully they add some kind of MP so I can see people again...

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      December 17, 2020 11:04 PM


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      December 18, 2020 12:33 AM

      I want to get a group flight going one day doing the Janet route from Vegas to Groom Lake AFB if people are down, that could be a fun VR flight!

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      December 18, 2020 12:51 AM

      ...How is this going to not induce vomiting or headaches due to lower fps? I'm curious as to how it will look.

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        December 18, 2020 12:52 AM

        We'll see. With Oculus if you can hit half the native refresh rate it can interpolate missing frames to make it feel smoother. I think Vive has something similar.

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      December 18, 2020 3:59 AM

      I’ve been soaking in my HP Reverb G2 the last 2 weeks. The WMR motion smoothing is really impressive. I can run a title at 45fps and it’s still a smooth 90fps experience as long as there are no complex motions. Ideal for a civil flight simulator.

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        December 18, 2020 4:51 AM

        My backorder status just switched to 'Open' yesterday. Hopefully it ships in the next few days!

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          December 18, 2020 5:17 AM

          This product launch has really been a massive letdown in terms of being smoothly run, good luck to you!

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            December 18, 2020 5:48 AM

            Par for the course with any technology launch in the last year and probably also the months to come

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          December 18, 2020 5:50 AM

          Ditto, although I've just been assuming that I won't see mine before February.

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            December 18, 2020 8:33 AM

            I ordered in mid October, they've said that orders from before 10/25 should ship by the end of this month.

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              December 18, 2020 12:39 PM

              Yeah I didn't order until after Thanksgiving. So I will wait patiently.....

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      December 18, 2020 5:24 AM

      Whoa it’s def time for a new desktop for me now

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      December 18, 2020 5:31 AM


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      December 18, 2020 9:49 AM

      For some reason I thought it released with VR support.

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        December 18, 2020 11:04 AM

        I wish!

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        December 18, 2020 12:17 PM

        They had confirmed VR was coming when it released; I can see the confusion.

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      December 18, 2020 12:40 PM

      They promised VR! This runs like shit on my PC! I want a refund! rabble rabble rabble

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      December 18, 2020 2:31 PM


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