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.

Staggerwing for Flight in Microsoft Flight Simulator Released

Developed in partnership with Carenado, the Beechcraft Model 17 Staggerwing is the first release in the Famous Flyers aircraft series from the Microsoft Flight Simulator team.

Microsoft Flight Simulator Released on Xbox Cloud Gaming

Asobo Studio has announced that Microsoft Flight Simulator can now be played via Xbox Cloud Gaming on Xbox One and other supported devices.

Microsoft Flight Simulator Sim Update VIII Released

Asobo Studio has released Sim Update VIII for Microsoft Flight Simulator, adding a host of new features and fixes to the simulator platform.

New Turkish Destination for MSFS

ST Simulations has released Adana Sakirpasa Airport (LTAF) for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Panama for Microsoft Flight Simulator Released

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

Global Vehicle Traffic for Microsoft Flight Simulator Released

Scenery developer, LatinVFR has announced Global Vehicle Traffic for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

In Development - 757-200/300 for Microsoft Flight Simulator

Bluebird Simulations has announced it is developing the 757-200/300 for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Skymaster for Microsoft Flight Simulator Upgraded

Carenado has upgraded the Cessna 337 Skymaster for MSFS to version 1.1.

PMDG 737 for Microsoft Flight Simulator Enters Beta Testing

Robert Randazzo from PMDG has revealed the 737 for Microsoft Flight Simulator has entered beta testing.

Just Flight’s HAWK T1/A Advanced Trainer Review Premium

Just Flight’s HAWK T1/A Advanced Trainer

We take a look at Just Flight's version of the BAE Hawk 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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