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.

​PMDG’s Douglas DC-6 for Microsoft Flight Simulator Review Premium

PMDG’s Douglas DC-6

Once in a while, an add-on gets released for Flight Simulator that takes your virtual flying experience down an entirely different path. It’s usually the reward that comes with purchasing top-shelf payware products that does it, and this has certainly been the case after installing the PMDG DC-6.

Palma De Mallorca Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator Released

Just Flight has announced Palma de Mallorca (LEPA) Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is out now.

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La Guardia for Microsoft Flight Simulator Released

FeelThere has announced [KLGA] La Guardia International Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

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Porto Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator Out Now

Developed by MK-Studios, LPPR Porto Airport is a detailed rendition of the actual destination sporting high-definition 4K textures with PBR effects and satellite imagery of the airport area.

St Mary Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator Released

The latest UK destination from Aerosoft is St Mary's Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Antarctica Vol. 1 - British Rothera Out Now

Aerosoft has released Aerosoft Antarctica Vol. 1 - British Rothera and Beyond for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Orbx Products Released for Microsoft Flight Simulator on Xbox

Scenery developer, Orbx has announced some of its most popular products are now optimised for Microsoft Flight Simulator on Xbox Series X/S.

Junkers Ju 52 Ready for Take-Off

Asobo Studio has announced a new series for Microsoft Flight Simulator called “Local Legends” that will frequently coincide with World Updates. For World Update VI (Germany, Austria and Switzerland), the team chose a famous aircraft from the 1930s - the Junkers Ju 52.

Stockholm Bromma Airport Now Available

Scenery developer, Orbx has released ESSB Stockholm Bromma Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Aeroplane Heaven Spitfire Takes Flight in MSFS

Aeroplane Heaven has released the Mk1A Supermarine Spitfire 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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