Microsoft Flight Simulator VR Closed Beta: How To Sign Up

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Asobo Studios, the developer of Microsoft Flight Simulator, just released some information for the closed beta of VR support. Asobo Studios had no plans to support VR during the launch of Microsoft Flight Simulator, but feedback from fans inspired the developers to work on a VR version.

“Our goal for Microsoft Flight Simulator VR is to create an incredible and immersive experience. We are excited to share this with you and look forward to hearing your feedback,” the Microsoft Flight Simulator team stated in a post.

The Microsoft Flight Simulator team is looking for community members to test out the VR build before it is available to the public. The beta will only be accessible to a certain group of testers who meet the requirements below:

  1. Players must own Microsoft Flight Simulator
  2. Players must own a VR headset
  3. Players should be registered for the Microsoft Flight Simulator Insider program which allows players to participate in testing events.
  4. Players must submit their DxDiag file. It is used for troubleshooting technical issues such as audio/video issues.
  5. Players must agree and follow the given NDA to keep the testing phase confidential.
  6. Players must have a system with comparable or better requirements than the following:
  • OS: Windows 10
  • 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

To sign up for the VR closed beta, players have to register for the Microsoft Flight Simulator Insider program. Those already registered just have to sign in. After the log-in process, players have to submit their DxDiag file whether they are new to the program or they have already participated in other tests. The developers will look into players who fit their criteria for the beta testing.

So, what are your thoughts on the upcoming beta test for Microsoft Flight Simulator? Are you interested in trying out the VR experience? Whatever your thoughts may be, let us know in the comments below.

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