Microsoft Flight Simulator: the producer discusses the Xbox One and the support for VR controllers

Microsoft Flight Simulator: the producer discusses the Xbox One and the support for VR controllers

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Game news Microsoft Flight Simulator: the producer discusses the Xbox One and the support for VR controllers

After its successful takeoff on PC last August and the arrival of several updates, including the one that added VR mode in December, Microsoft Flight Simulator will not stop there: the year 2021 promises to be charged for the flight simulator, which will land on Xbox Series X and S in particular during the summer.

Eurogamer spoke with Jorg Neumann, producer of Microsoft Flight Simulator and head of the franchise. The opportunity to discuss the arrival of the game on consoles, announced for summer 2021 on Xbox Series, which will be accompanied by the implementation of DirectX 12. An Xbox One version is not to be excluded, but nothing is wrong. is confirmed for the moment:

I think it’s a question of timing (…) Obviously, memory is important. To play with Ultra settings, you need a large PC that has a lot more memory than an Xbox One. So it’s a long journey: let’s first do the Xbox Series X and S versions before seeing what we can do after. We never close any doors, and there are other options, but it’s a little too early to talk about it.

As Eurogamer suggests, a streamable version of Flight Simulator on Xbox One would make sense. Microsoft’s goal is to keep the gaming experience as intact as possible on consoles, but also to gently welcome license neophytes :

We are working on this and it will be coming to PC for newcomers as well. We think it’s a good idea to spend a little more time on the tutorials. We have a lot of information on how people go through them, what they are learning, what they might not have learned well, and this is an opportunity to reinforce that a bit.

Another addition in preparation: the virtual reality headset controller support. Jorg Neumann does not give more details on this subject at the moment, but explains that the optimization carried out for VR compatibility sets the stage for the console versions. Currently, Flight Simulator is playable in VR with the same peripherals as on a flat screen (HOTAS, keyboard-mouse, controllers …) on a variety of headsets (Windows Mixed Reality, Oculus, HTC, Valve …).

Of course, the game will continue to regularly host “World Updates”, such as those dedicated to Japan and the United States, which improve finesse in specific regions. The next one, scheduled for January 26, will put the UK in the spotlight.

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