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Microsoft Flight Simulator VR closed beta announced

Microsoft Flight Simulator VR closed beta has been detailed, allowing those who are accepted intothe program the chance to try it all out ahead of the general public.

Those interested in taking part in the VR closed beta will need to apply and adhere to a strict NDA. Users will also need to they meet all requiements, as follows:

  • OS: Windows 10 (November 2019 Update – 1909)
  • DirectX: DirectX 11
  • CPU: Intel i5-4460 or Ryzen 3 1200
  • GPU: Nvidia GTX 1080 or equivalent
  • VRAM: 8 GB
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • HDD: 150 GB
  • Bandwidth: 5 Mbps

The closed beta will support Windows Mixed Reality headsets like the HP Reverb G2, though “additional devices” will be supported in a second phase.

The first closed beta test is planned for late October or early November, with more news to come.

Microsoft Flight Simulator is currently available on Windows PC, also part of the Xbox Game Pass subscription program.


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