VRFocus has been following the progress of Daniel Church’s FlyInside FSX virtual reality (VR) flight simulator Kickstarter campaign since it began, and can now report that the campaign has closed, raising $30,351 USD in the process.
Church’s original goal was $13,500 which was hit within the first week, and by hitting $30,351 the campaign also hit its Prepar3D stretch goal in the last 24 hours, meaning support for FlyInside P3D will also be included and see release at the same time. Towards the end of August beta tier backers will receive the very first FlyInside FSX backer beta downloads, with Virtual Desktop and Leap Motion support also included.
For those that haven’t been following VRFocus‘ coverage of FlyInside FSX, it’s a plugin that will allow users 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. The FlyInside P3D stretch goal brings the FlyInside experience to Lockheed Martin’s Prepar3D flight simulator. It will support the same features and user interface, but for Prepar3D rather than FSX.
FlyInside FSX will be launching later this year, but for any flight sim enthusiasts wanting to try it out an alpha version can still be downloaded from the website.
VRFocus will continue to follow the progress of FlyInside FSX and FlyInside P3D as the title near launch.