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.

Great Britain North for MSFS Now Available

Orbx has released EU Great Britain North, the second landmark region pack for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

PMDG Releases the Boeing 737-700

PMDG has announced the highly anticipated 737-700 for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

Cork for Microsoft Flight Simulator Out Now

MK-Studios has announced EICK Cork Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

Cessna 310R for Microsoft Flight Simulator

Aircraft developer, MilViz has announced the MV310R for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

146 Professional for Microsoft Flight Simulator Released

Just Flight's study-level 146 Professional add-on for MSFS includes eight passenger and cargo variants with a total of 39 liveries, an Wwise sound pack, fully functional FMS, authentic flight controls and captain and first officer positions complete with hundreds of functional switches, knobs and controls.

Microsoft Flight Simulator Sim Update IX out now

Asobo Studio has released Sim Update IX for Microsoft Flight Simulator, adding new features and fixes to the platform.

Gee Bee Model Z and Model R-2 for Microsoft Flight Simulator

The Microsoft Flight Simulator team and Carenado have released the second Famous Flyers series of aircraft, the Gee Bee Model Z and Model R-2 Super Sportster.

San Luis Obispo Regional Airport now available

This rendition of San Luis Obispo Regional Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is recreated in detail, sporting detailed models of all the buildings and objects at and around the airport.

Boston for Microsoft Flight Simulator Released

The latest US destination from FlyTampa is Boston Logan International Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Wellington for Microsoft Flight Simulator Now Available

Scenery developer Flightbeam Studio has released NZWN Wellington Airport for 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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