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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A Guide to Microsoft Flight Simulator

In part one of this brand new series on Microsoft Flight Simulator, we provide an overview of the new platform, discuss the world updates and how to install third-party add-ons.

Brisbane City Pack Out Now

Orbx has announced Landmarks Brisbane City Pack for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

Bonaire Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator Released

Aerosoft has announced Airport Bonaire for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available as a download.

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Latin VFR’s Barcelona El-Prat & city Landmarks

We take a closer look at LatinVFR's Barcelona–El Prat Airport (LEBL) and some of the famous landmarks to be found in and around this beautiful city.

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Orbx’s Newcastle International Airport

In this review, we visit one of the busiest destinations in the north of England, the weird and wonderful Newcastle International Airport.

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Drzewiecki Design's Seattle Landmarks

In this new release from Drzewiecki Design, we visit the city that hosts some of the largest tech giants in the world, is the birthplace of Bill Gates and home to the huge Boeing factories.

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Microsoft Flight Simulator: US Update

In the second World Update for Microsoft Flight Simulator, the Asobo team has added a vast amount of data to the USA including improved digital elevation, new textures along with upgraded airports and points of interest.

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Interview - Digital Aviation’s CRJ 550/700

The CRJ 550/700, currently being developed by Digital Aviation and published by Aerosoft, is the first complex third-party aircraft expansion to be released for Microsoft Flight Simulator. We sat down with Hans Hartmann to find out more about the project.

New Ground Services in North America

LatinVFR has released AREX: Airport Regional Environment X North America for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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Carenado's PA44 Seminole

With three quick offerings in the Microsoft Flight Simulator Marketplace, Carenado is seizing the opportunity to plant its flag on the shores of the fledgeling MFS ecosystem. With the PA44 Seminole, Carenado introduces the wildly popular multi-engine trainer that has been in production for over 40 years.

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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