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Microsoft Flight Simulator is Coming Back - but will it have VR?

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  • MowTinMowTin Posts: 1,811 Valuable Player
    Microsoft could have at least added Forza Horizons and this to their WMR platform. 
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  • DaftnDirectDaftnDirect Posts: 5,290 Volunteer Moderator
    edited September 30

    The video mentions that Asobo, the French company developing this with Microsoft did a HoloLens demo in the early stages and later in the vid, that the sim included head movement camera perspective capability. I've just been looking at Asobo's website. They do a fair amount of AR work via what appears to be a division of the company called HoloForge.

    This may not mean much but it could indicate an increased likelihood that they'll introduce VR some time after launch... more likely perhaps than if it were a company that wasn't involved in AR.

    Well, maybe I'm being optimistic.

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  • OmegaM4NOmegaM4N Posts: 596
    Neo
    MowTin said:
    Microsoft could have at least added Forza Horizons and this to their WMR platform. 
    What i would not do to have VR support for the Forza games on at least the PC, and i have the ultimate pass so that would be a win win for me.
  • bigmike20vtbigmike20vt Posts: 4,089 Valuable Player
    edited October 1
    OmegaM4N said:
    MowTin said:
    Microsoft could have at least added Forza Horizons and this to their WMR platform. 
    What i would not do to have VR support for the Forza games on at least the PC, and i have the ultimate pass so that would be a win win for me.
    Forza horizon on Xbox 360 was great and I know I would enjoy the newer ones... But I just can't get interested playing racing/driving games not in VR any more. Buying drive club confirmed this for me beyond any doubt. I just found it dull with no sense of speed or presence.
    Day 1 purchase the second VR is supported however
    Fiat Coupe, gone. 350Z gone. Dirty nappies, no sleep & practical transport incoming. Thank goodness for VR :)
  • OmegaM4NOmegaM4N Posts: 596
    Neo
    ^^Yeah driveclub VR was not the best in a driving VR game, no doubt due to the fact Sony decided to shut the entire studio down, so what we got left with was just about playable but required so much more.....and do not even start me on the ludicrious mess that is one car only vr grand turismo sports effort, which makes Driveclub Vr look as polished in vr as Elite dangerous. lol

  • SteveG7RTASteveG7RTA Posts: 143
    Art3mis
    How come I didn’t know about this?  🤪

    Ive had every MS Flight Sim since FS4 & I even had a cockpit (of sorts) in the spare room. It was there for years. I dismantled most of it when I got the Oculus Rift as it pretty much became obsolete. Once you try VR you never go back, as we all know.

    you can imagine my excitement when I heard about FS2020 half an hour ago! But it must have VR, even if it doesn’t launch with it. Afterall, it’s three main rivals are built with VR in mind.
  • snowdogsnowdog Posts: 7,157 Valuable Player
    Pah! The best Microsoft Flight Simulator is the one that used to be in Excel. Not sure if it's still in there now though lol
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  • SteveG7RTASteveG7RTA Posts: 143
    Art3mis
    This is interesting....

    Maybe they’re having a re-think? 😀
  • DaftnDirectDaftnDirect Posts: 5,290 Volunteer Moderator
    I really think the devs have VR on their post launch to-do list and I have a feeling one of the reasons Microsoft chose Asobo was, not only their experience with large-scale scenery, but also VR/AR. I'm sure I'm not just being optimistic!
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  • geebee666geebee666 Posts: 224
    Nexus 6
    edited October 11
    There is a new video they have released with more details and video, click the headline to get the video, it can also be down loaded with a right click on the video, I used the download version as it was getting hammered at the time.
    https://www.reddit.com/r/Games/comments/dg3l8s/microsoft_flight_simulator_feature_discovery/
  • DaftnDirectDaftnDirect Posts: 5,290 Volunteer Moderator

    Thanks @KlodsBrik , interesting, the way I read that is, when Jorg Neumann says 'that wasn't our intention' he's meaning VR included at launch and they'd always intended to include it later... and they're now going to try include it at launch.

    I think it's sounding more promising that we'll have VR at least within a short timescale of it launching. At the very least it's good to hear the flight sim community are making enough noise for him to make the comment.

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  • Techy111Techy111 Posts: 6,592 Volunteer Moderator
    Should hear in the next couple of days who has been successful in testing the alpha for them.
    A PC with lots of gadgets inside and a thing to see in 3D that you put on your head.

  • MowTinMowTin Posts: 1,811 Valuable Player
    I hope the game runs well on modern cpus. 
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