This is encouraging news and hopefully VR support comes for more platforms, and soon following the initial VR offerings. If I didn't already have a VR headset, I would certainly be much more curious about investing in a VR platform, but if MS is trying to force my hand to buy into a different VR platform this isn't going to work. The new simulator looks good and if it supports existing VR headsets like the one I already have, it's a day 1 download, but otherwise I'm still on the fence. I'm not a big fan of the arbitrary limiting of product support to try and drive markets.
Really looking forward to this release. The article is a bit misleading though on the various releases. The difference between the levels is the details on the airports mentioned. The basic version gets all airports worldwide (over 32,000), they just aren't enhanced like the named ones. This article (and most) make it sound as if you are limited to just the airports provided to you. That is true for the airplane models, but not the airports.