Microsoft Flight Simulator (2020) VR assist was scheduled to reach someday this month, however the wait is sort of over. ASOBO introduced that PC VR headset assist is coming to the sport subsequent week.
ASOBO UX designer François Dacquin introduced in a video (linked under) that the long-awaited VR replace for Microsoft Flight Simulator is scheduled to reach on December 22nd, 2020 as a free replace.
Dacquin additionally says the studio has labored closedly with Microsoft’s Combined Actuality workforce, headed by Alex Kipman, to assist all OpenXR-compatible PC headsets, which incorporates units reminiscent of Valve Index, Oculus Rift S, Home windows MR headsets like HP Reverb G2, and Oculus Quest with Hyperlink.
The sport is alleged to supply assist for all the similar controllers because the flatscreen model, which incorporates HOTAS, gamepads, and keyboard & mouse. Dacquin says in-cockpit instrumentation will be interacted with through a 3D mouse cursor; there’s no point out of native movement controller assist, nonetheless it might be one thing to hope for sooner or later. Dacquin mentions that “as digital actuality continues to evolve, Microsoft Flight Simulator will proceed to evolve too.”
Microsoft Flight Simulator launched again in August for conventional displays, nonetheless the sport’s VR implementation was initially purported to launch shortly afterwards alongside HP Reverb G2. As a substitute, VR assist was first launched through a closed beta for Home windows Insiders in early October—its first section just for homeowners of HP Reverb G2, and its second section opened to different SteamVR-compatible headsets.
There’s nonetheless no official specs for the VR aspect of issues at launch. The studio beforehand famous that closed beta members ought to at the least have an i5-8400/Ryzen 5 1500X CPU, Nvidia GTX 1080 or equal GPU, and at the least 16GB of RAM.
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