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You can now play Microsoft Flight Simulator in VR

By Alex Calvin, Tuesday, 22 December 2020 16:34 GMT Come fly with me, let’s fly, let’s fly in VR. The team behind Microsoft Flight Simulator has added support for virtual reality headsets.In a post on Xbox Wire, the head of Microsoft Flight Simulator, Jorg Neumann, wrote that the title now supports a variety of VR hardware, including Windows Mixed Reality headsets, as well as tech from Oculus, Valve and HTC.“The flight sim community has been a very active and insightful partner in shaping how the team approached VR, and continues to be a critical partner in our continued development as…

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VR controller patents hint at inside-out tracking for the next PSVR

By Sherif Saed, Friday, 25 September 2020 12:53 GMT Sony’s next line of VR products will seemingly be taking on board many of the learnings from the PC side.Sony has filed for a new patent that shows the design of what could be its next VR controller, potentially for the successor to PlayStation VR.The patent, uncovered by LetsGoDigital, was published this week in Japan. Descriptions of the design intent and the tech are all in Japanese, but the design itself matches existing VR controllers.As UploadVR points out, the new controllers appear to support inside-out tracking, which allows them to work…

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Frostpoint VR: Proving Grounds closed beta kicks off on Steam next week

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 19 August 2020 15:07 GMT Frostpoint VR: Proving Grounds will go into closed beta next week on Steam.Post-apocalyptic virtual reality PvP game Frostpoint VR: Proving Grounds from inXile Entertainment and Thirdverse Inc. will have a closed beta test. It kicks off on August 24 and ends September 4. For this test, folks will be accepted in waves throughout the closed beta period. You can apply for entry through this request form. When the open beta for Frostpoint VR: Proving Grounds launches later this year, those who participate and meet specific playtime requirements will be provided with a…