Microsoft’s Flight Simulator X is one of the most popular flight sims on the market today and was released in 2006. As flight simulators make for great virtual reality (VR) videogames and experiences, Daniel Church, a software developer who ports PC videogames onto the Oculus Rift, is planning his largest project yet, FlyInside FSX.
FlyInside FSX will allow you to use Microsoft Flight Simulator X with the Oculus Rift DK2 head-mounted display (HMD) rather than just looking at a monitor. The result gives the player a better sense of flying their chosen aircraft. Daniel is looking at funding the project with a Kickstarter campaign that will be going live on Tuesday 30th June 2015 at 12pm EST.
Daniels previous projects for the Oculus Rift include porting classics 90’s videogame SkyRoads into VR and adding Oculus Rift support to the Prepar3D flight simulator. Those interested in learning more about this new effort can sign up to a newsletter over on an official website.
With current VR videogames like space simulation, Elite: Dangerous from developer Frontier Developments and CCP Games’ EVE: Valkyrie, some of the most popular examples of videogames being designed for VR, because of the nature of the cockpit view. A real-life flight simulator in VR will be of interest for a lot of gamers who own the current Oculus Rift.
VRFocus will be reporting on any further announcements about FlyInside FSX as they come in.