Microsoft Flight Simulator has been well received in the market but one thing that bothered some users was the inability to play it in VR. Well, the company has now addressed the issue and the game is now available to experience in VR.
With the newly released free update, Asobo Studio has added support for OpenXR-compatible headsets, which include Windows Mixed Reality headsets as well as the Valve Index, HTC Vive, and the Oculus Rift and Oculus Quest.
Apart from the support for VR, the new update also comes with a winter makeover, adding snow and ice to the variety of weather conditions. Microsoft’s official claimed that the game will now add real-time snow and true-to-life ice coverage to the entire planet.
Earlier, Microsoft had announced that the VR feature will first be available to the HP Reverb G2 but the new update brings it to most Windows Mixed Reality headsets, Oculus, Valve, and HTC headsets. While the company has not revealed the specifications requirement, a beta test of the feature had listed Intel Core i5-8400 or AMD Ryzen 5 1500X along with GTX 1080 as the minimum specs.
To start the VR mode, the default keyboard shortcut is CTRL + TAB. But, if you are using customized keyboard mapping, then you will need to check in the settings for VR.