If you're ready for the next step in Microsoft Flight Simulator then today is the day, as Flight Sim VR is now available.

With VR capabilities, players will be able to step directly into the pilot seat and take in the breathtaking views surrounding them. With the added inclusion of winter weather effects, you can fully embrace the coming home for Christmas feeling with the latest update.

To gain access to the VR portion, players simple need to download the free update - and Microsoft has said it's accessible for most players available on most Windows Mixed Reality headsets (including the HP Reverb G2), Oculus, Valve, and HTC headsets:

"Microsoft Flight Simulator was built from the ground up to achieve three key goals: realism, accuracy, and authenticity of flight. Today, we’re excited to share that Virtual Reality for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available on your favorite VR headset for PC, offering simmers the deepest and most immersive virtual flight experience in the new simulator to date."

Microsoft Flight Simulator was already an incredibly immersive game (and one of the highlights of the Xbox Game Pass for PC lineup), and the addition of VR undoubtedly adds an extra degree to it all.

Will you be diving into Microsoft Flight Simulator's VR update? Let us know in the comments below.

[source news.xbox.com]