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.

Microsoft Flight Simulator Game of the Year Review Review Premium

Microsoft Flight Simulator Game of the Year Edition

The Game of the Year Edition was released as the latest free update to Microsoft Flight Simulator. It is said to celebrate all the positive feedback, reviews and awards garnered, also as a thank you to the fans (new and old) who have made it such a phenomenon.

Prague for Microsoft Flight Simulator In Development

Orbx has announced LKPR Václav Havel Airport Prague for Microsoft Flight Simulator is in development.

Fun with Friends with Microsoft Flight Simulator

Orbx has released a new range of products for Microsoft Flight Simulator that will get your heart - and plane – racing.

Local Legend II: Fokker F.VII Released

The Microsoft Flight Simulator Team has announced Local Legend II: Fokker F.VII is now available.

World Update VII: Australia Released

The Microsoft Flight Simulator team has announced World Update VII: Australia is now available.

New Greek Destination for Microsoft Flight Simulator

Made by MXI Design, LGZA Zakynthos Dionysios Solomos Airport in Greece has been recreated in detail for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Aerosoft Twin Otter for Microsoft Flight Simulator Released

The Twin Otter from Aerosoft has been designed for Microsoft Flight Simulator using the latest design, system and flight model technology optimised for the platform on both Xbox and PC.

P-51 Mustang Ready for Take-Off

Aeroplane Heaven has announced the P-51 Mustang for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

Heide-Büsum Airfield for Microsoft Flight Simulator

Aerosoft has announced Airfield Heide-Büsum for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

Cessna 337 Skymaster Ready for Take-Off

Carenado has released the C337 Skymaster 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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