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.

Microsoft Flight Simulator Upgraded

Asobo Studios has announced a new patch for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available to download.

Darrington Municipal Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator Released

Orbx has announced 1S2 Darrington Municipal Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is out now.

Trondheim for Microsoft Flight Simulator

Aerosoft has announced Airport Trondheim-Værnes is now available for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Microsoft Flight Simulator Touches Down in St.Tropez

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

Microsoft Flight Simulator Passes 1 Million Sales

Microsoft Flight Simulator is the biggest game launch in Xbox Game Pass for PC history with over 1 million players to date.

Flight Crew: A320 Released

FS2Crew has announced Flight Crew: A320 for Microsoft Flight Simulator, Prepar3D and FSX is out now.

WORK IN PROGRESS: Aerosoft CRJ for Microsoft Flight Simulator

In this video from Aerosoft, Mathijs Kok discusses the upcoming CRJ for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

First Aerosoft DLC for Microsoft Flight Simulator for Free

Aerosoft has released Paderborn/Lippstadt Airport for the new Microsoft Flight Simulator for free.

Vienna for Microsoft Flight Simulator

Orbx has announced LOWW Vienna International Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is out.

Hollywood Burbank for Microsoft Flight Simulator Out Now

The latest airport to be released by Orbx is Hollywood Burbank for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Everything you need to know about Microsoft Flight Simulator

Microsoft Flight Simulator has been available across platforms from Apple Macs to Windows PCs and Microsoft’s own Xbox game console for many years. However, the much-anticipated 2020 return of Microsoft’s flight simulator software is focused primarily on the Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs, bringing a wider range of aircraft from light planes to wide-body airliners that can be flown during the day or by night.

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 its famous flight sim software 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.

Microsoft Flight Simulator has always emphasised the quality of its graphics as platforms have become more capable and the 2020 version introduces ultra-high definition 4K; thanks in part to the Xbox One X being made 4K capable. As a result the 2020 Microsoft Flight Simulator has highly detailed and stunning aircraft in a realistic world, where players can fly in challenging weather conditions anywhere on planet; a virtual environment based on actual imagery and data from satellites and aerial photography of the Earth. 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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