‘Microsoft Flight Simulator’ VR Support Coming to SteamVR Headsets Next Week

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Microsoft Flight Simulator (2020) VR support was scheduled to arrive sometime this month, but the wait is nearly over. ASOBO announced that PC VR headset support is coming to the game next week.

Microsoft Flight Simulator World Update 3 Due Tomorrow

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Microsoft Flight Simulator World Update 3 should be touching down tomorrow, developer Asobo confirmed. Microsoft Flight Simulator is able to produce stunningly authentic versions of these locations that basically look like real life.

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‘Microsoft Flight Sim’ VR Update Arrives Next Week Alongside Real-Time Snow & Ice

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Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 is having one hell of a month. billion miles over 50 million flights ; not a bad number considering the game has been live less than 6 months. This past week the game also took home the award for “Best Sim / Strategy 2020” at The Game Awards 2020.

‘Microsoft Flight Simulator’ VR Support Heading into Closed Beta Soon, Sign-ups Now Live

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Microsoft Flight Simulator (2020) for PC is getting VR headset support sometime around the launch of HP’s upcoming PC VR headset, the HP Reverb G2. The post ‘Microsoft Flight Simulator’ VR Support Heading into Closed Beta Soon, Sign-ups Now Live appeared first on Road to VR.

‘Microsoft Flight Simulator’ Will Receive VR Support This Fall, But There’s A Catch

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Yesterday, Microsoft confirmed via a joint press briefing with developer Asobo Studio that Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 will in fact be receiving official VR support, beginning with the upcoming HP Reverb G2 later this year. Image Credit: Microsoft.

Our First Look At Microsoft HoloLens 2

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Microsoft debuts their latest mixed reality device at Mobile World Conference 2019. The first time I tried the HoloLens I knew I was experiencing the first generation of a game-changing technology. Over these past three and a half years, Microsoft has been listening to their customers, claims HoloLens inventor and Microsoft Technical Fellow Alex Kipman as he took his turn on stage. Microsoft states they’ve more than doubled the field-of-view on the HoloLens 2.

Microsoft Announces Release Date For Minecraft Earth AR Sandbox Mobile Game

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Returning once again to celebrate all things Minecraft, Mojang kicked off its annual MINECON Live event yesterday, revealing a bevy of new updates coming to the core experiences, a new cinematic for their upcoming spin-off title Minecraft Dungeons , as well as an official board game. . “Our augmented reality mobile game is clearly the best thing involving a phone since Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone in 1876,” states Mojang in their MINECON 2019 recap post.

Microsoft Flight Simulator VR Support Lands Next Month

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In a new Q&A video, developers from the Microsoft Flight Simulator studio Asobo confirmed that VR support is coming to the game in December. Microsoft Flight Simulator is available now for PC, with VR support coming December 2020.

Microsoft Hints At Minecraft AR Experience Ahead Of 10th Anniversary

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It’ s been 10 years since the launch of what can only be described as one of the most influential video games in the history of entertainment. Released back in May of 2019, Minecraft’s deceitfully-simple art style and unique craft-based gameplay birthed a new genre in video games, launching a never-ending stream of similar survival crafting experiences. Released on Microsoft’s official YouTube channel, the video—entitled “What’s Minecraft up to?”—

Microsoft’s ‘DreamWalker’ Turns Everyday Commutes Into VR Walking Experiences

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Earlier this week during the ACM Symposium on User Interface Software & Technology in New Orleans, Microsoft unveiled a prototype system that uses a combination of VR, GPS-based inside-out tracking, and pre-authored digital worlds to create dynamic VR experiences layered over actual walking routes located throughout the real-world. “To Image Credit: Microsoft Research. Image Credit: Microsoft Research. “We Feature Image Credit: Microsoft Research.

Microsoft Partners With Unity On HoloLens 2 Development Edition

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Following the announcement of the Microsoft HoloLens 2, Unity has revealed a new partnership with the US-based multinational technology company to release a developer-focused version of the upcoming mixed reality headset. The Microsoft HoloLens 2 Developer Edition will include the latest HoloLens headset alongside $500 in free Azure credits plus a three-month trial of both Unity Pro and PiXYZ plugin. Image Credit: Microsoft.

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Windows MR Figurehead Alex Kipman To Speak At Microsoft Ignite Conference

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Microsoft’s Ignite conference is just around the corner, and the company’s Mixed Reality figurehead, Alex Kipman, will be speaking at the event. We’ll definitely be interested to see what updates Microsoft has on the Mixed Reality side.

Microsoft Flight Simulator VR Players Report Performance Issues Even On High-End Hardware

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First, the good news: Microsoft Flight Simulator’s VR support arrived today! However, when trying to play the game via Steam Jamie could not get it to run on his Rift S at all — Oculus is not listed as a supported device there, nor is Windows MR inexplicably.

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Microsoft Confirms Follow-Up To HoloLens Mixed Reality Headset

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HoloLens enters spotlight with new updates from Microsoft and a new ad featuring actor/rapper Common. Despite having released a developer edition all the way back in 2016, the Microsoft HoloLens has remained a relatively niche device. This news comes right after an extra special advertisement aired by Microsoft during this year’s NBA All-Star game. Of course this means loads of Microsoft devices from the Surface Studio, Dial and Pen, to the infamous Kinect.

Microsoft Flight Simulator VR Patch Live, Here’s Our First Gameplay

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The long-awaited Microsoft Flight Simulator VR support is now live, and we’ve already jumped into it. Below is our first gameplay video for the VR support, which is available in the PC version of the game today. Microsoft Flight Simulator VR Support Arrives.

Microsoft to Acquire Bethesda’s Parent Company ZeniMax for $7.5B

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Microsoft today announced that it’s entered into an agreement to acquire ZeniMax Media, the parent company of game studio Bethesda Softworks. The post Microsoft to Acquire Bethesda’s Parent Company ZeniMax for $7.5B

VR Now ‘Very High’ On Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 Priorities

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In an interview with Austrian newspaper Der Standard, the head of Microsoft’s upcoming Flight Simulator 2020 revealed that VR is now “very high” on the list of priorities. Microsoft’s tone on supporting virtual reality in its next generation flight simulator seems to have shifted over the past few months. While the sim is also coming to Xbox, it looks like Microsoft isn’t interested in virtual reality on that platform.

Microsoft Hires Former Valve Graphics Programmer

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A notable former member of the Valve VR team joined Microsoft as a “Partner Architect in Mixed Reality.” 2019 and he announced his move to Microsoft today. Very excited to share that I joined Microsoft today as a Partner Architect in Mixed Reality (HoloLens, VR, etc.)! He was a visible member of Valve’s VR team, offering a couple talks at the Game Developers Conference including one in 2016 breaking down Valve’s VR rendering techniques.

Microsoft Flight Simulator Won’t Support VR At Launch, ‘Maybe’ Later On

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Microsoft’s upcoming next generation flight simulator will not support VR at launch, according to a YouTuber who was given hands-on access at a Microsoft hosted event. However, Microsoft did apparently tell the YouTuber, Pete Wright, that it would “maybe” come later on, as “perhaps a longer term goal” Microsoft Flight Simulator was announced at E3 2019, for Windows 10 and Xbox One.

Facebook Follows Valve & Microsoft In Recommending Game Engines Use OpenXR

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Facebook now recommends game engines support Oculus headsets via the OpenXR standard, not its proprietary SDK (software development kit). Most VR games are made with the Unity and Unreal game engines.

Microsoft Patents Wand-Like Augmented Reality Controller

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Microsoft’s HoloLens already has a physical input device, the HoloLens Clicker, but in a recently published patent, we may be getting a peek into what the company was initially planning before they decided to include each HoloLens with the tiny 3DoF device. image courtesy Microsoft. image courtesy Microsoft. image courtesy Microsoft. image courtesy Microsoft. image courtesy Microsoft.

Microsoft Launches Closed Beta Sign-Ups for Minecraft Earth Mobile Augmented Reality Game

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The long tease that is the release of Minecraft Earth continues, this time with an opportunity to start playing what might be one of the hottest augmented reality games ever, before the general public. As promised back in May, Microsoft has opened up its closed beta program for those interested in signing up and diving into the world of Minecraft Earth as soon as possible.

Microsoft Employees Aren’t Happy About $479M HoloLens Military Contract

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Last week a collection of Microsoft employees penned a letter to the companies CEO, Satya Nadella, and its president, Brad Smith, expressing their open discontent regarding a $479M contract with the United States military that would introduce roughly 100,000 HoloLens MR headsets to the battlefield. If you're a Microsoft employee you can sign at: [link] pic.twitter.com/uUZ5P4FJ7X. — Microsoft Workers 4 Good (@MsWorkers4) February 22, 2019.

Microsoft Flight Simulator VR Beta Coming For WMR, Sign-Ups Here

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A Microsoft Flight Simulator VR beta is arriving for you in the coming weeks. Head of Microsoft Flight Simulator Jorg Neumann explained that the closed beta will arrive either in late October or early November. Microsoft Flight Simulator VR Beta On The Way.

The XR Week Peek (2020.09.28): The debate on Facebook continues, Microsoft acquires Zenimax, and more!

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Multiplayer shooter Solaris is the game of the week. The game is very different from its predecessor, and it is less a realistic combat simulator and more an adrenaline multiplayer game, like Unreal Tournament or Quake Arena. Microsoft has acquired Zenimax for $7.5B.

Microsoft Reveals Acer Mixed Reality Headset

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Microsoft is showing some commitment to the idea of Windows Mixed Reality (formally known as Windows Holographic) with not just a single headset, but with five headsets. Acer, Asus, Dell, HP and Lenovo are all on board with Microsoft to put mixed reality into the hands of the consumers when Microsoft launches Project Scorpio , a high-end, 4K capable version of the XBox One. Game developers interested in building content for Windows Mixed Reality can sign up for ID@Xbox.

Sony’s Smurfs Partner With Microsoft’s HoloLens For VR Experience

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Microsoft Flight Simulator VR Support Confirmed For Fall, But Only On Reverb G2

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Great news; Microsoft Flight Simulator VR support has been confirmed, but only for one headset right now. The game itself is launching on August 18th but won’t have any VR support at that point. Microsoft Flight Simulator VR Support Confirmed.

Microsoft Flight Sim VR Support No Longer Timed Exclusive For Windows MR

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Earlier this week we reported that VR support for Microsoft Flight Simulator will be coming in December. Microsoft Flight Sim VR No Longer Timed Exclusive. Beyond that, the game’s new World Update will give the UK a makeover in January.

Microsoft’s cloud gaming service coming to iOS and PC in spring 2021

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Microsoft's cloud gaming service will come to PC and iOS in spring 2021, as well as expand to new markets. Gaming cloud gaming Microsoft

Microsoft backs Epic Games, says Apple is threatening game development

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Microsoft has inserted itself into the ongoing legal dispute between Apple and Epic Games, and the Xbox company is lining up behind the Unreal Engine. That spurred a response from Microsoft. On Sunday, Microsoft filed a statement with the U.S.

Microsoft: The Path To Consumer AR Is ‘Measured In Years’

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Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 reveal event last week made one thing clear: this is an enterprise-driven device. According to Greg Sullivan, Director of Communications for Microsoft’s Mixed Reality arm, it could still be years. ” I did ask Sullivan if Microsoft might be planning any type of consumer stop-gap for HoloLens. Microsoft did launch the original HoloLens with some gaming applications. It was enough to get the attention of the gaming industry.

Microsoft Turns Real World into Multiplayer Playground with Minecraft Earth Mobile AR Game

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As promised with its teaser from Build 2019, Microsoft has unveiled the details for its augmented reality version of Minecraft for smartphones. The company published a new trailer for the game, which has a rather similar feel to the trailer Niantic originally produced for Pokémon GO. And, like the aforementioned classic, the video presents a somewhat embellished vision of what the game will offer.

Microsoft Hosting Mixed Reality Dev Days For HoloLens 2 Developers

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In a few months’ time, Microsoft will let even more people test it out. Mixed reality is Microsoft’s semi-confusing term the covers everything from HoloLens to its VR headsets made with partners. Running on May 2nd and 3rd 2019, this event will welcome developers to Microsoft’s Redmond Campus. Interestingly, the show takes place just a few days before Microsoft’s annual Build developer conference kicks off.

Microsoft Acquires Skyrim VR-Maker And Oculus Lawsuit Rival ZeniMax

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Microsoft is to acquire ZeniMax Media, the parent company of Skyrim VR, Fallout 4 VR, Doom VFR and Wolfenstein VR publisher, Bethesda Softworks. All of Bethesda’s family of studios, including id Software, Arkane, Machine Games and more are coming under the Xbox wing.

Microsoft Partners With VictoryVR To Bring A VR Curriculum To Schools

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Microsoft is continuing to explore what its new mixed reality platform can do for education. As part of the deal, Microsoft is offering 25 hours worth of free VictoryVR content to schools that purchase a Windows VR headset. Its science units contain a variety of educational experiences such as virtual field trips and interactive games and experiences. ” Elsewhere, Microsoft also announced that it’s bringing its Immersive Reader experience to VR.