Microsoft Flight Simulator’s digital actuality beta might start this month, the sport’s head of growth mentioned in a developer Q&A on Twitch this week. The testing will start on Home windows Blended Actuality earlier than transferring to different VR platforms.
Microsoft’s Jorg Neumann mentioned the closed beta is taking a look at a late October or early November begin. Gamers who wish to get in on it should want to enroll in Microsoft’s Insider program (it’s the identical factor because the Xbox Insider program). An FAQ has extra detailed directions and necessities for enlisting.
You’ll additionally want a Home windows Blended Actuality headset. The newest and biggest there’s the HP Reverb G2. In July, Neumann informed Polygon that will be the primary headset to assist Flight Simulator, nevertheless it hasn’t launched but. Acer, Lenovo, Dell, and different PC makers have appropriate headsets on the market now.
Later within the dialogue, Neumann talked about the following world replace will contain U.S. airspace. The primary world replace, protecting Japan, arrived earlier this week. Neumann mentioned Microsoft intends to launch these world updates each two or three months, so the following one ought to get right here earlier than the top of the yr.
As for still-to-come options, like shared cockpits, Neumann mentioned builders are nonetheless engaged on them, however their prime precedence now’s sprucing up the present multiplayer modes. When that’s dealt with, gamers will start to see issues just like the shared cockpit, in addition to seasons and different issues talked about within the run-up to Flight Simulator’s mid-August launch.