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 13: Saab B 17A ready for take-off

The latest Local Legends aircraft to take off in Microsoft Flight Simulator is the Saab B 17A.

McAllen Miller Airport for MSFS released

Airport producer, Fly2High has released McAllen Miller International Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

X-Plane touches down in Cairns 

TaiModels has expanded its airport offerings in X-Plane with the release of YBCS Cairns International Airport, available for both X-Plane 11 and 12.

Tatenhill Airfield for Microsoft Flight Simulator out now

The latest UK scenery from Burning Blue Design is EGBM Tatenhill Airfield for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Microsoft Flight Simulator lands in Bermuda

Scenery developer SLHsimdesigns has released TXKF L.F. Wade International Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

World Update XV: Nordics & Greenland now available

The Microsoft Flight Simulator team has announced World Update XV: Nordics & Greenland is out now.

Jacksonville for MSFS released

Scenery developer, Fly2High has released Jacksonville International Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Shorts 330 takes flight in MSFS

Black Box Simulation has released the Shorts 330 for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

France VFR - South-East VFR Airports released

This France VFR expansion for Microsoft Flight Simulator adds a collection of 33 VFR airports and airfields in the southeast of France, with photorealistic buildings, detailed textures, ground markings and airport charts.

Famous Flyer 7: Mitsubishi MU-2 ready for take-off

The latest aircraft to join the Famous Flyer fleet for Microsoft Flight Simulator is the Mitsubishi MU-2.

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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