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.

IndiaFoxtEcho MB-339 Ready for Take-Off

IndiaFoxtEcho Visual Simulations has released the Aermacchi MB-339 for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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Orbx’s Innsbruck (LOWI)

Orbx revisits the capital of the Tyrol.

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Microsoft Flight Simulator

Training flights, challenges, activities and the weather system.

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Microsoft Flight Simulator

Scenery and Airports.

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Microsoft Flight Simulator

The Aircraft

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Microsoft Flight Simulator - A new beginning

Microsoft Flight Simulator is arguably one of the most anticipated flight simulators released to date. It is ground-breaking in terms of design, sporting a new cutting-edge graphics engine while streaming satellite data from Bing Maps to bring us almost a true-to-life representation of the planet...

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Orbx’s Landmarks: London City Pack

Although Microsoft Flight Simulator depicts the world as never before, the base photogrammetry has its limitations. The extrapolation of the buildings and other elements can only be as good as the Azure detection algorithm. So while there will be a structure in the correct location, it’s unlikely that it will look exactly like the real thing.

Microsoft Flight Simulator Upgraded

Asobo Studio has released version 1.9.5.0 for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Hartford-Bradley for Microsoft Flight Simulator

LatinVFR has announced Hartford-Bradley International Airport (KBDL) for Microsoft Flight Simulator is out.

Cityscape Sydney for Microsoft Flight Simulator

Orbx returns to its roots with the very first Australian product for Microsoft Flight Simulator - Cityscape Sydney.

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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