The last days, a new rumor has appeared on the web. This would evoke a probable support for virtual reality on the Xbox Series X|S with Flight Simulator game. Take our virtual tweezers and take a look.
While Microsoft leads a set of VR headsets with the Windows Mixed Reality line, the console branch has always stayed away from this sector. However, it could be that the next game from Asobo Studio, Flight Simulator can bring both parties together once and for all.
Indeed, a player went into the game files and found two variables named "PC_VR" and "Scarlett_VR". The PC VR mention is not a surprise in itself since this compatibility has been formalized for weeks (see article). On the other hand, the bell sound is not really the same when it comes to the Scarlett mention. This actually refers directly to the common code name used for the Xbox Series X and Series S consoles.. But then, what to think ?
While WMR headsets are not currently the first choice for gamers, it could be otherwise with the upcoming release of the HP Reverb G2. Remember that it will be the first virtual reality headset to be able to enjoy the VR mode of Flight Simulator on PC. Others (Rift, Lives, Index…) being scheduled for later.
Microsoft thus seems to particularly support VR compatibility between the HP Reverb G2 and its flight simulation. Fact, the Redmond company could, why not, do the same on your Xbox Series X. The future machine being sufficiently powerful (especially the Series X), Microsoft could then test the VR market for the first time on its consoles, without getting too wet ...
In any case, these codes clearly show that the question arose at the Bordeaux studio. But then what is it ? A mistake ? An abandonment ? Go Microsoft, one day we'll have to start !
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