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.

Local Legends: Beechcraft Model 18 Released

The Beechcraft Model 18 is the fifth aircraft in the Local Legends series for Microsoft Flight Simulator, released in conjunction with World Update X: United States.

Montego Bay for Microsoft Flight Simulator Released

Just Flight has announced that MKJS Montego Bay Sangster International Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is out now.

San Sebastian Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator Now Available

MK-Studios has released LESO San Sebastian Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

DC Designs Concorde Review Review Premium

DC Designs' Concorde Review

DC Designs has been at the forefront of producing the Concorde for flight simulation. This time we take a closer look at its adaptation for the latest version of Microsoft Flight Simulator and see how it measures up.

Microsoft Flight Simulator World Update VIII: Iberia Review Premium

Microsoft Flight Simulator World Update VIII: Iberia Review

We review Update VIII: Australia for Microsoft Flight Simulator, featuring the Iberian Peninsula. It primarily covers Spain and Portugal, although it also includes a small area of Southern France, Andorra and Gibraltar.

LatinVFR Madrid-Barajas Airport and City Review Review Premium

Madrid-Barajas Airport and City Review

We review LatinVFR's Madrid-Barajas Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator. The airport is the primary hub for Iberia and Air Europa, with more than 80 other scheduled airline and charter companies flying routes to destinations all over the globe.

Just Flight's 146 Professional Review Review Premium

Just Flight's 146 Professional Review

Just Flight is no stranger to the British Aerospace 146, having previously released excellent renditions of this classic British airliner for Prepar3D and X-Plane. This time, we take a look at the latest rendition of the 146 for Microsoft Flight Simulator and see how it measures up.

Microsoft Flight Simulator World Update X: USA Now Available

In the latest World Update, Asobo Studio and Microsoft return to the US, adding even more unique landscapes, cityscapes and breathtaking vistas to Microsoft Flight Simulator.

iniBuilds announces partnership with Microsoft

iniBuilds has partnered with the Microsoft Flight Simulator team to develop the Airbus A310, which will be available for free for owners of Microsoft Flight Simulator.

MilViz C310R Review Premium

MilViz C310R Review

This time, we take the MilViz 310R, developed for Microsoft Flight Simulator, for a spin and see how it measures up.

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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