Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024 is said to offer a "spectacular" VR experience

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024 is said to offer a

Microsoft has confirmed PC VR support for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024, promising a spectacular VR experience.


As part of the Xbox Games Showcase 2024, Microsoft presented a new trailer and announced the release date: Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024 will be released on November 19th for Xbox Gamepass, Xbox Series S and X, and Steam.

In a livestream, Executive Producer Martial Bossard confirmed that Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024 will continue to use VR as a platform, meaning it will support PC VR.

He said: "What I can tell you is that VR users are going to have a hell of an experience, it's spectacular." Asobo CEO Sebastian Wloch added that performance improvements are on the way that will benefit the VR mode.


Microsoft sticks to VR support

Picking up four years after its predecessor, Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024 is the next installment in the franchise.

"It features the largest, most diverse and detailed fleet of aircraft, the most complete representation of airports and air traffic, and the most visually stunning rendition of Earth ever created," Microsoft writes. "This all-new simulator is designed to take advantage of the latest technologies in simulation, cloud, machine learning, graphics and gaming."


New features include aerial firefighting, search and rescue, commercial flights, remote cargo ops, VIP charter service, air racing, and more.

Its predecessor supports VR headsets on the PC, and according to Microsoft, about 10 percent of users play exclusively in VR (as of April 2022).

Flight Simulator's VR mode required a high-end PC at launch. If you are still flying with a VR headset, please let us know if this is still the case and what type of PC and headset you are using.