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Microsoft Flight Simulator is now playable in VR

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Microsoft Flight Simulator is now playable in virtual reality, with support for every major headset on the market. The news was announced by Jorg Neumann, head of Microsoft Flight Simulator, who calls this "the deepest and most immersive virtual flight experience in the new simulator to date."

VR support has been one of the FlightSim community's most-wanted features, something Neumann acknowledges in his announcement, and feature was initially expected to release this Autumn before a slight delay. The free update is available now and will work across Oculus, Valve, HTC, and Windows Mixed Reality headsets.

The latest iteration of Flight Simulator is a remarkable achievement, on top of which a large modding community continues to build with works ranging from gorgeous to godzilla to god-damn amusing. The game's next big content update is scheduled for January 28, 2021, and adds up to 60 new points of interest to Great Britain, including airports.

Rich Stanton

Rich is a games journalist with 15 years' experience, beginning his career on Edge magazine before working for a wide range of outlets, including Ars Technica, Eurogamer, GamesRadar+, Gamespot, the Guardian, IGN, the New Statesman, Polygon, and Vice. He was the editor of Kotaku UK, the UK arm of Kotaku, for three years before joining PC Gamer. He is the author of a Brief History of Video Games, a full history of the medium, which the Midwest Book Review described as "[a] must-read for serious minded game historians and curious video game connoisseurs alike."