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X-Plane Flight Sim Will Be Oculus Rift Compatible

Laminar Research, creators of the X-Plane flight simulator, will support the Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Headset.

The Oculus Rift is a virtual reality immersive stereosocpic helmet made by Oculus VR. The company has sold some development kits and the customer version is expected sometimes in 2014.

The Oculus Rift version of X-Plane will work in 3D on Mac, Windows, and Linux without any additional drivers.

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X-Plane 10, 1.400 planes and 33.000 airports

Plane is the world’s most advanced flight simulator.

X-Plane contains subsonic and supersonic flight dynamics, allowing users to predict the flight characteristics of the slowest aircraft or the fastest. X-Plane also includes more than 30 aircraft in the default installation, spanning the aviation industry and its history. Aircraft included range from the Bell 206 JetRanger and Cessna 172 to the Space Shuttle and the B-2 Bomber.

Additionally, more than 1,400 additional aircraft models can be downloaded from the Internet (, the Links page, and Google are good places to start looking), many of which are completely free. If those aren’t enough, users can design their own airplanes and test-fly them!

The full X-Plane scenery package covers the Earth in stunning resolution from 74° north to 60° south latitude. On Earth, users can land at any of over 33,000 airports or test their mettle on aircraft carriers,

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Oculus Rift

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