Those looking for more virtual reality (VR) flight experiences similar to the likes of Volo Airsport are in luck this month. Indie developer Multiplayer.GG has launched a pre-release version of upcoming VR compatible flight simulation title AirDrift. Billed as a ‘realistic flying simulator’, this early access version of the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) compatible title can currently be downloaded over on the official Oculus VR Share Beta.
AirDrift is another VR title that relies solely on the Oculus Rift’s head-tracking technology as a means of control. Players are able to navigate a vast landscape by simply looking at the direction in which they want to travel. It’s possible to skim cliff edges and gather speeds as you glide over lakes and grassy plains. Players are free to experience the demo for as long as they want.
“AirDrift takes advantage of the incredibly precise and responsive headtracking provided by the Oculus Rift, to allow a level of flight control that is leaps and bounds ahead of any other input device,” the developer notes in the title’s description. “Even absolute beginners will find it completely intuitive to fly around the level, making precise maneuvers and judging distances perfectly [sic].”
The experience can currently be downloaded for free on PC. It’s not yet clear when further updates might arrive or if Mac and Linux versions of the title might launch. VRFocus will continue to follow any and all applications of the Oculus Rift, reporting back with all of the latest updates.