Microsoft Flight Simulator Is a “Great Success;” Xbox VR Rumor Debunked & Xbox Version “In The Next Year”

The developers of Microsoft Flight Simulator debunked a rumor about VR and defined the sim a "great success" and a "thriving platform."

Microsoft Flight Simulator

Today the developers of Microsoft Flight Simulator from Microsoft itself and Asobo talked about the results achieved by the sim, debunked a rumor that recently made the rounds, and provided a small update about the Xbox release.

Head of Microsoft Flight Sim Jorg Neuman mentioned that the “Xbox VR” mention found in the simulator code does not actually indicate the development of virtual reality for Xbox.

Executive producer Martial Bossard added that the code mention isn’t referring to a VR headset on Xbox but something related to the work done by the development team on new UI elements that will be used for the upcoming console version and the upcoming VR support on PC.

The development team is sorry this caused confusion among the fans.

Later in the livestream, Neuman mentioned that the Xbox version is coming “sometime in the next year.”

Last, but not least, he commented on the simulator’s success, adding that the development team is growing in numbers both at Microsoft and at Asobo.

“We are growing the team on all sides. We’re growing the team on the Microsoft side, Asobo is growing the team…

This has been — and honestly, you’ve made it that — this has been a great success. It’s seen as that at Microsoft. This is a great, great success.

And that’s because you guys engaged. You’re here, and we’re here too. We’re growing this and we’re going to make this just awesome. That is our commitment.

We’re listening. Hopefully, you feel that we’re listening, and we’re also acting and not just talking about stuff. We’re bringing updates currently every two weeks, which is a lot, but fundamentally this is a platform that is thriving and I think we see it from third-parties, hopefully from us.

And yes, it takes some patience which is always difficult, but I think it’s going to be just an awesome journey to be on.”

During the sime livestream we also got a lot of details about updates and plans for the future and information on the upcoming World Update featuring the USA.

If you want to learn more about Microsoft Flight Simulator, you can check out our review that will tell you everything you need to know about Asobo Studio’s new and groundbreaking game.

Microsoft Flight Simulator is already available for Windows 10 and Steam. An Xbox version is also planned for the future but has no release date for now.

You can also check out our growing guide wiki that includes more information to help you get started in the game.

About the author

Giuseppe Nelva

Proud weeb hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long-standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality), MMORPGs, and visual novels are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans on Earth of the flight simulator genre.