First-ever city update for Microsoft Flight Simulator now available

The Microsoft Flight Simulator team has released the first-ever city update for Microsoft Flight Simulator as well as sharing further details on the upcoming 40th Anniversary Edition.

To mark the return of gamescom, Microsoft has released its first-ever City Update featuring five new photogrammetry German cities: Hanover, Dortmund, Dusseldorf, Bonn, and Cologne. The update is free and can be downloaded from the in-sim Marketplace.

The first-ever City Update features five new photogrammetry German cities.
The first-ever City Update features five new photogrammetry German cities. Microsoft

Furthermore, the Microsoft Flight Simulator team revealed additional details about the upcoming release of the 40th Anniversary Edition. It will be available for free on November 11, 2022 to owners of Microsoft Flight Simulator or Xbox Game Pass members and will feature helicopters and gliders along with a sophisticated Airbus A310 where nearly every single button works just as expected.

The 40th Anniversary Edition of Microsoft Flight Simulator will include a sophisticated Airbus A310.
The 40th Anniversary Edition of Microsoft Flight Simulator will include a sophisticated Airbus A310. Microsoft

The team is also introducing seven famous historic aircraft. These aircraft include the 1903 Wright Flyer, the 1915 Curtiss JN-4 Jenny, the 1927 Ryan NYP Spirit of St. Louis, the 1935 Douglas DC-3, the 1937 Grumman G-21 Goose, the 1947 de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver, and the 1947 Hughes H-4 Hercules, also known as the Spruce Goose.

The update will feature helicopters and gliders.
The update will feature helicopters and gliders. Microsoft

Four classic airports will also be added, including the Meigs Field in Chicago, the traditional starting airport for the Microsoft Flight Simulator franchise.

Seven famous historic aircraft will be introduced in the 40th Anniversary Edition, including the DHC-2 Beaver.
Seven famous historic aircraft will be introduced in the 40th Anniversary Edition, including the DHC-2 Beaver. Microsoft

In summary, the 40th Anniversary Edition will bring:

  • 4 classic commercial airports
  • 10 glider airports
  • 12 new aircraft 14 heliports
  • 20 classic missions from the franchise’s past.
The Hughes H-4 Hercules, also known as the Spruce Goose, is the largest seaplane and wooden aircraft ever made.
The Hughes H-4 Hercules, also known as the Spruce Goose, is the largest seaplane and wooden aircraft ever made. Microsoft