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Now you can sign up to test Microsoft Flight Simulator in VR

Now you can sign up to test Microsoft Flight Simulator in VR

new Microsoft Flight Simulator Is an immersive beast of PC games and you can only imagine how immersive it is in VR, but due to Microsoft, you may not need to imagine it that long. Sign up started (via Eurogamer) A closed beta version of the virtual reality experience.

However, there are quite a few requirements if you want to consider it. You own a game, have a Windows Mixed Reality headset, are a registered Microsoft Flight Simulator “insider”, you need to sign an NDA, but you also need a PC that’s slightly more robust than the base game — Nvidia It has GeForce GTX 1080 or 8GB of VRAM and 16GB of system memory.

You also need to send DxDiag to prove that your PC is eligible (press the Windows Start button, type “dxdiag” and press Enter). This allows Microsoft to review these specifications and ensure that the system is unlikely to be a BSOD or other major system. error.

(The DxDiag file is basically a system inventory, but it also lists recent application crashes.)

Interestingly, the HP Reverb G2, a specific headset, doesn’t seem to be needed. The first thing Microsoft said Get the first dive in the game. It seems that any Windows Mixed Reality headset can be started. This should be great for anyone who has significantly discounted items such as Lenovo Explorer and Samsung Odyssey in the last two years.

The company hasn’t said when the closed beta will start, but it probably won’t be long, as it had previously promised a free VR update this fall. If you have an Oculus, HTC, or other VR headset, other devices also have a second wave of closed beta.

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Games initially tended to eat powerful gaming PCs for lunch, so it’s no wonder Microsoft wants to pay attention to VR deployments. Even our Nvidia RTX 3080 wasn’t enough to run in full bore, Partly because it wasn’t paired with a sufficiently fast CPU. That said, recent updates have improved the frame rate somewhat, so VR probably won’t be that big on this holiday.And maybe it will give you more time Find a flight stick..