Microsoft Announces VR Closed Beta Signup!

Signup now for the VR Closed Beta for Microsoft Flight Simulator!

Mark from SimHanger provides some interesting information regarding the Virtual Reality updates. 

Very exciting times for the virtual aviator who can’t live without VR. This will bring the rest of the community into Flight Simulator in the upcoming months. 

 

“The Microsoft Flight Simulator team is looking for dedicated Microsoft Flight Simulator community members to help us test out our upcoming VR builds. To ensure we are focusing feedback & learnings, we will be rolling out the Closed Beta into two phases. The first phase will focus on Windows Mixed Reality Devices (WMR HMDs). The second phase will expand to include additional devices.

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! We want to continue to make this for our core audience and we can’t think of a better way than to have our core audience help us test. While we wish we could invite everyone unfortunately this won’t be the case. Much like our previous Alpha and Beta phases, we will only allow a select group of testers at any given time. It is important to understand that signing up for the Closed Beta does not mean you will gain access.”

HOW DO I SIGN UP?

In order to have access to the VR Closed Beta Sign Up Page, you need to either already be a MSFS Insider or sign up to be an Insider. Once logged in, follow the link here to submit your DxDiag. You must re-submit your DxDiag if you have already uploaded it in the past in order to express your interest in this Beta. You do not have to be a previous Alpha/Beta tester to sign up. You are not automatically enrolled if you have been an Alpha/Beta tester in the past.

More Info: https://www.flightsimulator.com/vr-closed-beta-information/

REQUIREMENTS

In order to participate in the VR Closed Beta you must meet or complete the following:

  1. You must own the sim
  2. Have a VR headset (WMR HMDs Phase 1,  Additional Headsets Phase 2)
  3. Be a registered Insider
  4. Submit your DxDiag
  5. Agree to and adhere to the NDA
  6. Meet the minimum specifications
    • 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

Does becoming an Insider guarantee I will participate in the Closed Build Program?

Each build will have a unique set of goals and areas of focus for the development team.  To achieve our goals and objectives per build, we will target specific Insiders who may align with those goals for that specific build. Providing your DxDiag will help ensure the Microsoft Flight Simulator Team is able to match you with the most Preview Builds possible.  Once selected, your participation is extremely valuable to the team and we encourage and appreciate all time/feedback provided.

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