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.

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FlyingIron Simulations’ P-38L Lightning

FlyingIron Simulations has rapidly acquired a reputation for producing exceptionally high-quality add-ons for both X-Plane and Microsoft Flight Simulator. This time we take their P-38L Lightning for a spin and see how it measures up.

Microsoft Flight Simulator arrives in Prague

The latest destination from Tailstrike Designs is Prague Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Doha Hamad Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator released

MXI Design has announced OTHH Doha Hamad International Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

Microsoft Flight Simulator touches down in Juneau

Northern Sky Studio has announced PAJN Juneau International Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is out now.

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Hype Performance Group’s H145 helicopter review

Newcomer Hype Performance Group has set the flight simulation rotary world alight with its Airbus H145 helicopter. Following its early access versions, now it is available as a fully functioning product.

McCall Municipal Airport released

Orbx has announced KMYL McCall Municipal Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is out now.

Custom UNS-1 for the 146 Professional incoming

Following the release of the 146 Professional for Microsoft Flight Simulator, the Just Flight development team has revealed they are working on major updates for the aircraft, including a custom UNS-1 Flight Management Computer.

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Ant's Airplanes’ Tiger Moth

In this review, we take a detailed look at Ant’s Airplanes rendition of the de Havilland Tiger Moth.

Bergen for Microsoft Flight Simulator out now

Scenery developer RDPresets has announced ENBR - Bergen Flesland for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

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Orbx’s PAC750 XSTOL

We take Orbx’s extreme STOL machine for a spin 

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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