There is now an early Christmas present for fans of Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020. The Asobo Studio team kept their word and, as announced, released the big VR update. Provided you have the right hardware, you can now experience the simulation in virtual reality.

While there is no special support for motion controllers, there are other alternatives for controlling in VR mode. Microsoft Flight Simulator (buy now € 68.23 ) 2020 runs on numerous headsets such as Oculus Rift and SteamVR, but is optimized for the following systems and should therefore work best on them:

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The Microsoft Flight Simulator will also be released for the Xbox Series X | S in summer 2021. Microsoft announced this at the Game Awards.

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Further details on the VR mode of Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 can be found in the specially opened FAQ section in the official forums of the simulation. Jorg Neumann, the head of the development team, also spoke up briefly to talk about the VR release:

"Realism, accuracy and authenticity – these three goals have significantly shaped the development of Microsoft Flight Simulator. And today there is another important step in the development to be announced: Virtual Reality is now available for Microsoft Flight Simulator on your selected VR -Headset available for PC. Desktop pilots can now immerse themselves in the most exciting virtual flight experience to date in the new simulator. The sim community has been a very active and insightful partner in the team's optimal approach to VR – and it remains an ongoing important partner. to drive the optimization forward. Last but not least, virtual reality as a new component of the flight simulator is the direct result of your community feedback. "

Source: Microsoft

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