After launching just over a week ago on the Kickstarter website the unique FlyInside FSX Microsoft Flight Simulator X virtual reality plug-in for the Oculus Rift headset has already passed its required pledge goal thanks to over 220 backers.
Designed specifically for the Flight Simulator X software the FlyInside FSX plug-in allows you to use your Oculus Rift headset to immerse yourself in a virtual reality environment within the cockpit of your favourite aircraft and customise it for your exact needs.
Flight Simulator X is endlessly customizable. There are hundreds of 3rd party aircraft, landscapes, and add-ons. Using your funding I’m going to add support for as many aircraft and enhancements as possible. I’m also going to utilize your pledges to purchase and support popular controllers, GPU setups, and software combinations.
Real life pilots don’t have an empty cockpit. They have navigational charts, checklists, clipboards, and even iPads placed around them. With FlyInside, I want you to have your own cockpit. You’ll be able to place sectionals, checklists, and more around you in three-dimensional space.
You won’t need to take your Rift off to watch a tutorial, instead you can keep your YouTube video in the cockpit while you follow along. You’ll be able to take any window off of your desktop and keep it in the cockpit with you, whether it’s a chart of the airport you’re flying to, or your favorite NetFlix show to entertain you for a long-haul flight.
FlyInside FSX takes Microsoft Flight Simulator X off of your monitor and into virtual reality! It’s a plugin for FSX which adds Oculus Rift DK2 support.
For more information on the new FlyInside FSX VR plugin jump over to the Kickstarter website for details and to make a pledge. Or check out a recent interview with the creator of FlyInside FSX, Daniel Church over on the Rift Arcade website.