Last month, Microsoft Flight Simulator developer Asobo Studio released an update that made the program compatible with most VR headsets. One of the upgrades that has been rolled out with it is the snow and ice cover for Flight simulator Live weather function, which could make flying over virtual landscapes even more realistic. The developer has now shown what the improvement can do as part of its New year greetings, and it can certainly make the program environments impressive.
The video, captured in 4K, shows what maps you might have seen before when covered in snow look like. You’d expect to see snow-capped mountains, powdery trees, and floating ice caps, depending on where you are. And since it’s in real time, the amount of white you see changes – you might enjoy hovering over the same places over and over to see what they’re looking at at different times.