Microsoft Flight Simulator

This page will bring readers hands-on reviews of the Microsoft Flight Simulator and news of updates, expansion pack releases and wider user community news. The individual aircraft, their levels of realism, the exact recreation of the flight controls, navigating airports and the experience of traversing continents will all be covered in news, reviews and gameplay reports. The 2020 Microsoft Flight Simulator supports third party content development bringing all the benefits of community generated content, all of which we will report on to ensure that users can maximise their enjoyment of the flight sim from the comfort of their own homes.

Learn more about the latest Microsoft Flight Simulator news here with up-to-date information on the platforms, the new and upgraded aircraft types, more detailed flight decks, airports, landscapes and other game functionality.

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UK Discovery Tour, Part 2

Picking up from where we left off in our previous issue, the second leg of our United Kingdom discovery tour starts at Shoreham on England’s south coast and zig-zags up the home counties, through the capital of London to the River Humber in the northeast, before cutting across the Peak District to the city of Manchester.

Microsoft Flight Simulator World Update V: Nordics Released

The virtual world in Microsoft’s Flight Simulator latest major update focuses on Europe’s Nordic countries of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden.

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Carenado’s WACO YMF5

The 1930s inspired general aviation biplane from Carenado

Aerosoft’s CRJ 550/700 Review Premium

Aerosoft’s CRJ 550/700

Almost seven months to the day after the launch of Microsoft Flight Simulator, the long wait for a complex, airline category add-on came to an end in March when Aerosoft released its CRJ 550/700. Let’s take a look at this exciting release.

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Microsoft’s France/Benelux World Update

The Microsoft/Asobo team has presented us with yet another World Update, this time featuring France and Benelux.

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Just Flight’s PA-28R Arrow III

We take a look at the first GA aircraft from the Just Flight team designed for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Microsoft Flight Simulator Coming to Xbox

Asobo Studio has announced Microsoft Flight Simulator is coming to the Xbox Series X|S and with Xbox Game Pass on July 27.

Landmarks Cape Town City Pack Out Now

Orbx has announced Landmarks Cape Town for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

Stearman Ready for Take-Off

DC Designs and Just Flight have announced the PT-17 Stearman for Microsoft Flight Simulator is out now.

New Hawaiian Destination for Microsoft Flight Simulator

Terrapearl Studios has released Molokai Airport Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Everything you need to know about Microsoft Flight Simulator

The much-anticipated 2020 return of Microsoft’s flight simulator brings a wide range of aircraft from light planes to wide-body airliners.

The most famous flight simulator in the world, Microsoft Flight Simulator’s origins go back to the beginnings of home computing. During the decades that have seen numerous versions of the game, with the eleventh version released in 2020, it has always been at the forefront of computer graphics. The cutting-edge graphics combined with the attention to detail for the controls of its many aircraft makes it one of the most realistic simulators on the market.

Microsoft had a break away from flight simulation between 2012 and 2020. In 2012 Microsoft Flight, a simplified version of Microsoft Flight Simulator was cancelled five months after its launch. This version came six years after the successful 2006 Microsoft Flight Simulator X; the last new full version of the title. While Microsoft Flight Simulator X was repackaged with expansion packs in 2014 for Valve’s Steam digital distribution service, it was in 2019, at the E3 show in Los Angeles, that Microsoft unveiled its plans for the 2020 version.

The 2020 version of Microsoft Flight Simulator introduces ultra-high-definition 4K graphics and as a result, it features highly detailed and stunning aircraft in a realistic world, where players can fly in challenging weather conditions anywhere on the planet; a virtual environment based on actual aerial imagery of Earth and data from satellites. This impressive attention to detail recreates the real-world in stunning detail making the virtual environment more enjoyable for its users.

If you’re looking for updates on other flight simulator platforms, why not take a look at our dedicated page for X-Plane, where you’ll find the latest updates, news and reviews from great flight sims.

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