What is even better than flying an airplane in SimplePlanes? How about flying an airplane with screens strapped to your eyeballs? SimplePlanes VR is coming this year to Steam and Oculus Quest. Wishlist it today on Steam and join our mailing list so you'll be the first to know when it's released.

Watch the announcement trailer here.

We're also working on a big update for the original SimplePlanes that will include some awesome new parts and new features to make it easier to make fully immersive cockpits with fewer parts. Some players are already building amazing cockpits, so I'm really excited to see what you will come up with when you get access to the new parts. We'll post more about that next week.

Here's a small FAQ that I will continue to update to help answer some of your questions:

What is SimplePlanes VR?

SimplePlanes VR will be a new, standalone game with full VR support and redesigned user interfaces where you can download airplanes from SimplePlanes.com and fly them. If an aircraft has a virtual cockpit, then you will be able to reach out and grab the virtual controls with your hands. If it doesn't have a virtual cockpit, then you will still be able to fly it in first or third person camera views using your VR rig's physical controllers. If you are playing on PC, then you can also use a joystick connected to your PC.

How much will it cost?

$9.99 USD on Steam and Oculus Quest.

Can you build airplanes in SimplePlanes VR?

No, SimplePlanes VR will not have a building mode. All crafts are built in the original SimplePlanes on desktop and mobile.

Why don't you release it as DLC on Steam?

If we released it as DLC, then it would be more expensive for new players since they would need to buy SP in addition to SPVR. Some players might only be interested in the virtual reality experience.

When are you going to release it?

We're not sure yet, but sometime this year or I'll eat more black licorice.


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    Anyone interested should wishlist/follow on Steam so you get notified when it is released and when we post updates!

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    wen simplewheels 2

    +1 2 months ago
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    Wen SimpleRockets VR

    +1 2 months ago
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    @SocialistRepublicKarelia That would actually be really cool.

    3 months ago
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    1,439 DrexxVolv

    @MirazAerospace hehehe

    +1 3 months ago
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    @DrexxVolv hehe

    3 months ago
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    @AeroplaneBuilder 4D means we can do warps through space for going to other systems. ;)

    +2 3 months ago
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    1,439 DrexxVolv

    @AeroplaneBuilder Multiplayer would be interesting to add to the game. You might be right, though.

    3 months ago
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    @DrexxVolv Yeah I don't think it will be made anytime soon, it's on a pretty good engine I believe and I don't think there will be a multiplayer, especially not on SR2

    3 months ago
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    1,439 DrexxVolv

    Unpinned, rip.

    3 months ago
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    1,439 DrexxVolv

    @AeroplaneBuilder Exactly. Another reason why a SR3 would be made.

    +1 3 months ago
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    @DrexxVolv KSP was older and had an outdated engine and KSP2 is run on a modern engine, it also has more parts and planets, I think you can actually go to other solar systems. They somehow managed to put multiplayer in it but I don't quite understand how it would work.

    3 months ago
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    1,439 DrexxVolv

    @AeroplaneBuilder I think they mentioned something about it being 4D once on some old forum post I managed to find. Also, if KSP was perfect, why a KSP2?

    3 months ago
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    @Diandrew Think of how hard it would be to make the time acceleration work properly on multiplayer, if they are going to add multiplayer to one of their games I think it should be Simple Planes.

    3 months ago
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    @DrexxVolv 1 I don't think anyone really want's an SR3 we just want more features on SR2 and also the reason they made SR2 was becaus SR1 was a 2D game. Will SR3 be 4D lol?

    3 months ago
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    @Diandrew most of us even don't have friends playing : (

    +2 3 months ago
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    1,439 DrexxVolv

    @AndrewGarrison It’s gonna take 5 years if you do SR2VR right. Anyway, will there be a SR3? And wat is a big feature of it?

    3 months ago
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    "sometime this year or i'll eat more black licorice" -Andrew Garrison, 2021

    +4 3 months ago
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    @Chtite451SR2 SR2 VR does sound interesting...

    +7 3 months ago
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    @SupremeDorian It's just me for a bit, but other people will join me as the workloads shift.

    +1 3 months ago
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    3,221 AR3SZX

    @Diandrew
    NO

    3 months ago
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    @Diandrew not happening lol

    3 months ago
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    8,233 GSpace

    Whyyyyyyyyyyy!

    3 months ago
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    1,439 DrexxVolv

    @CASXA Huh, cool.

    3 months ago
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    2,959 CASXA

    @DrexxVolv both, it is a mod but is now integrated in the base game.

    3 months ago
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