Microsoft Flight Simulator news and interesting facts
Microsoft Flight Simulator Devs on Poland and the An-225 Mriya
Kamil Kleszyk, 02 February 2023, 16:32
During a recent stream, the developers of Microsoft Flight Simulator brought fans up to date on the details of an upcoming update.
MSFS Lets You Play Older Installments in the Cockpit
Wiktor Szczesny, 14 November 2022, 13:34
Microsoft has released a free update to its iconic aviation game. Microsoft Flight Simulator has received a number of additions, derived from and inspired by the long history of the series. All this to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the brand, created and developed since 1982 under the wings of the Redmond giant.
Hurricane Ian Attracts Microsoft Flight Simulator Players
Damian Gacek, 29 September 2022, 18:45
Microsoft Flight Simulator continues to amaze with its realism. The latest trend among fans of the game is taking a close look at Hurricane Ian.
Lots of New Stuff Coming to Microsoft Flight Simulator, Including Helicopters
Miriam Moszczynska, 31 January 2022, 13:15
During a Q&A session about Microsoft Flight Simulator developers from Asobo announced many new features that will be coming to the game. These include helicopters and vintage aircraft.
Microsoft Flight Simulator to Get DLSS Support This Year
Miriam Moszczynska, 29 January 2022, 12:55
Microsoft Flight Simulator only recently acquired support of DirectX 12, and the developers have already announced support for DLSS technology for this particular version of the game.
Microsoft Flight Simulator GOTY Update Launches Today
Milosz Szubert, 18 November 2021, 14:46
Today, Microsoft Flight Simulator will receive the GOTY update, which will introduce a number of new features. It will be free for all owners of the game.
Microsoft Flight Simulator Even Prettier With Maps From Google
GRG, 09 November 2021, 13:41
Need a way to get sharper and more detailed terrain textures in Microsoft Flight Simulator? A certain mod converts the original Bing maps to Google maps. However, this may be illegal.
Microsoft Flight Simulator GOTY Update and DLC Announcement
Hubert Sledziewski, 20 October 2021, 19:37
On November 18, Microsoft Flight Simulator will receive a free Game of the Year update with new aircraft (including the F/A-18 Super Hornet from Top Gun), airports, and missions. On the same day, the game's first major expansion, Reno Air Races, will launch. It will introduce the STIHL National Championship races and 40 licensed aircraft.
Austria, Germany and Switzerland Just Got More Beautiful in Microsoft Flight Simulator
Iltutmis, 07 September 2021, 19:16
The latest Microsoft Flight Simulator update is now available. It includes 100 hand-crafted locations in Austria, Germany and Switzerland.
Hurricane Ida in Microsoft Flight Simulator Shocks Players With Instant Weather Change
Michal Ciezadlik, 30 August 2021, 15:47
Several hours ago, the powerful Hurricane Ida reached the coast of Louisiana. After turning on live weather, Microsoft Flight Simulator players were able to feel the power of the elements firsthand.
Future of Microsoft Flight Simulator - Tante Ju and Reno Air Racing
Agnes Adamus, 24 August 2021, 19:54
During the Xbox Gamescom 2021 showcase, Microsoft Flight Simulator development plans were unveiled. In the coming months, we'll get visual upgrades to Germany, Austria and Switzerland, two German aircraft and an expansion introducing air racing.
Microsoft Flight Simulator Devs Apologize for Bugs and Promise Fixes
Darius Matusiak, 05 August 2021, 13:10
Asobo released an official statement regarding the dire condition of Flight Simulator 2020 on PC. The developers apologize and promise patches.
PC Players Outraged by Bugs in Latest Microsoft Flight Simulator Update
Darius Matusiak, 01 August 2021, 14:55
The latest update for MSFS 2020 brought a much-awaited performance improvement on PC, but in the process it broke a lot of other elements. Players blame the game's adaptation to consoles.
Microsoft Flight Simulator Launches on XSX|S
Hubert Sledziewski, 27 July 2021, 20:01
Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available on Xbox Series X and S consoles, and a beautiful trailer for the game has hit the web to mark the occasion.
Lots of New Games Coming to Xbox Game Pass Soon, Including Microsoft Flight Simulator on XSX|S
Hubert Sledziewski, 20 July 2021, 19:05
We've learned the list of games coming to Xbox Games Pass in the last days of July. Of particular note are The Ascent and Microsoft Flight Simulator for Xbox Series X and S.
Microsoft Flight Simulator Will Take Up Around 100 GB on Xbox Series X and S
Hubert Sledziewski, 19 July 2021, 11:32
We found out the approximate size of Microsoft Flight Simulator on Xbox Series X and S. Get your drives ready, because you will need around 100 GB of free space.
Microsoft Flight Simulator Will Get a Significant Performance Upgrade
Milosz Szubert, 01 July 2021, 17:17
During a recent stream, Asobo representatives talked a bit about the near future of Microsoft Flight Simulator. Among other things, we heard about upcoming improvements to the PC version and new details about the Xbox Series X/S release.
Microsoft Flight Simulator With Top Gun: Maverick Expansion and XSX Release Date
Adrian Werner, 13 June 2021, 20:22
Microsoft Flight Simulator's release date on Xbox Series X/S has been revealed, and a free expansion pack inspired by the movie Top Gun: Maverick has been announced.
Microsoft Flight Simulator Data Volume Size Cut by More Than Half
Szarmancki, 28 May 2021, 21:28
A big step for Microsoft Flight Simulator - in addition to fixing many bugs, the developers managed to reduce the size of the game by more than half of its previous weight.
This Amazing Custom PC for Flight Simulator Still Can't Run the Game in Ultra
Arkadiusz Strzala, 16 April 2021, 20:58
Xbox France is organizing a giveaway related to Flight Simulator, in which the main prize is an unusual computer with a case shaped like an aircraft engine. Its configuration, however, is not enough to run this game in the highest details.
Microsoft Flight Simulator World Update for Western Europe Available
Milosz Szubert, 14 April 2021, 13:47
Microsoft Flight Simulator has received a new update. First of all, it beautifies several regions of Western Europe - France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg.
Microsoft Flight Simulator Mod Enables Us to Drive a Car
Adrian Werner, 13 April 2021, 11:16
Modder MrFace shared an interesting project that enables us to drive a Mitsubishi car in Microsoft Flight Simulator.
Ship Stuck In Suez Canal Recreated in Microsoft Flight Simulator
Adrian Werner, 29 March 2021, 13:19
Thanks to mods we can now realistically recreate the blockade of the Suez Canal in Microsoft Flight Simulator. It is even possible to simulate the traffic jam caused by the incident.
Plane Crash Investigated in Microsoft Flight Simulator
Darius Matusiak, 01 February 2021, 18:04
The excellent realism and visuals of Flight Simulator 2020 were used for a good cause. American association of pilots and aircraft owners used Asobo's game to analyze a plane accident.
Microsoft Flight Simulator Gets VR Mode That Takes Down Most PCs
Bart Woldanski, 23 December 2020, 16:45
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 on PC finally got support for VR, which enables the players to feel like a pilot of a real plane. The update also brings a number of minor changes.
Flying Dogs Bring Latest Stats From Microsoft Flight Simulator
Darius Matusiak, 18 December 2020, 18:32
The creators of Flight Simulator 2020 boasted of the game's impressive results. The biggest launch in the Xbox Game Pass service has already been played by over two million players.
Passenger Recreated His Flight in Microsoft Flight Simulator in Real Time
Darius Matusiak, 04 December 2020, 14:47
MFS2020 is an extremely accurate simulation of flying and the globe. One of curious plane passenger proved it during a real flight.
Free Microsoft Flight Simulator Mod Adds Missions and Career Mode
Bart Swiatek, 22 October 2020, 15:13
Microsoft Flight Simulator has received a free mod called NeoFly, which introduces missions and career modes that enable us to become a freelance pilot.
Joystick and HOTAS Set Prices Skyrocket Due to Two Games
Bart Swiatek, 06 October 2020, 11:09
Recently, the prices of flight sticks have increased strongly - in some cases almost threefold. This is most likely due to the release of Microsoft Flight Simulator and Star Wars: Squadrons.
Flight Simulator Devs Prepare A Plague Tale: Innocence Sequel?
Bart Woldanski, 02 October 2020, 21:36
Asobo, the creator of the recently released Microsoft Flight Simulator, revealed that it is working on two new games. One of them is probably a sequel to A Plague Tale: Innocence.
Travel to Earth's Center in Flight Simulator via Brazil
Bart Swiatek, 01 October 2020, 19:36
A terrain anomaly appeared in Microsoft Flight Simulator, resembling a huge hole leading to the center of the Earth. The strange structure can be found in Brazil.
Large Update Coming to Flight Simulator
Bart Swiatek, 25 September 2020, 10:25
Microsoft Flight Simulator will soon receive the first world update, which will focus on Japan. The appearance of the biggest cities of the Land of the Rising Sun will be improved using photogrammetry. We will also receive improved models on Japanese airports and some additional challenges.
Can Twitch Plays Avoid Crashing a Dreamliner? Apparently Yes
Milosz Szubert, 15 September 2020, 18:40
The well-known Dutch developer Rami Ismail is hosting on Twitch a series of streams from Microsoft Flight Simulator, where he gives control over the plane to people in the chat. Interestingly, not all flights end in a crash.
Hogwarts and Godzilla Now in Microsoft Flight Simulator
Karol Laska, 10 September 2020, 19:25
Modders are always busy and keep adding tons of new content to Microsoft Flight Simulator. This time we will be able to fly over Hogwarts and watch Godzilla standing in the San Francisco Bay.
Donald Trump and Washington Landmarks Now in Flight Simulator 2020
Darius Matusiak, 04 September 2020, 15:57
Microsoft Flight Simulator is not just satellite maps. Donald Trump has just appeared in the game, along with faithfully reproduced Washington, DC.
Microsoft Flight Simulator With Record Launch in Xbox Game Pass PC
Paul Wozniak, 03 September 2020, 20:30
We just learned that the launch of Microsoft Flight Simulator in Xbox Game Pass on PCs has attracted a record number of users.
Hurricane Laura Attracts Tons of Pilots in Flight Simulator
Christian Pieniazek, 27 August 2020, 18:48
After Hurricane Laura hit the East Coast of the United States, Microsoft Flight Simulator players decided to watch its virtual version up close. The game simulates the actual weather conditions and we have to admit that it does it excellently.
Joystick Sales are on the Rise Again Thanks to Microsoft Flight Simulator
Bart Swiatek, 25 August 2020, 12:47
Many of the most popular joystick models on Amazon are currently unavailable. Good sales of this type of devices are most probably related to, among others, the recent release of Microsoft Flight Simulator.
Fans of Flight Simulator 2020 Have Released Over 100 Free Aircraft Skins
Darius Matusiak, 24 August 2020, 20:31
More than 100 aircraft paint jobs for free. This is what Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 fan project looks like for now, and the number of skins is still growing.
Microsoft Flight Simulator in 8K is Too Much for Current GPUs
Bart Swiatek, 24 August 2020, 14:15
Launching Microsoft Flight Simulator in 8K is currently only possible on the Titan RTX, but even on this cchipset it is impossible to achieve comfortable performance. Another Nvidia GPU, GeForce RTX 3090, or a competitive product known as BigNavi - may be able to handle this task.
Flight Simulator Will be a Golden Egg-laying Goose for Hardware Companies
Agnes Adamus, 21 August 2020, 22:08
Microsoft Flight Simulator may turn out to be a golden egg-laying goose, not only for its creators but also for PC hardware manufacturers. According to analysts from Jon Peddie Research, in the next three years the game will bring 2.6 billion profits from hardware sales.
Microsoft Flight Simulator Refund Problems on Steam [Updated]
Adrian Werner, 19 August 2020, 10:46
Steam users have a big problem with Microsoft Flight Simulator. The website counts downloading files as gameplay, and it takes so much time that the two-hour limit for refunds is exceeded.
Microsoft Flight Simulator - Disabling Data Link Boosts Performance
Bart Swiatek, 19 August 2020, 10:19
Tests conducted by editors of PC Gamer indicate that by disabling the „Data Link” function in Microsoft Flight Simulator, we can gain a few extra fps.
Microsoft Flight Simulator Launches
Adrian Werner, 18 August 2020, 11:57
Microsoft Flight Simulator has launched. It was not without technical problems and there were also funny situations. The release caused an impressive increase in the number of Windows users in the tiny Republic of Kiribati.
First Reviews: Microsoft Flight Simulator - We've Got a Hit
Bart Swiatek, 17 August 2020, 12:31
A lot of reviews of Microsoft Flight Simulator has already appeared on the web. The game itself will debut on PC tomorrow. According to the reviewers, we are dealing with an outstanding title that sets new standards for the genre of flight simulators.
Here's Flight Simulator 2020 Running on Minimum Spec PC
Bart Swiatek, 11 August 2020, 12:58
Youtuber ObsidianAnt checked how Microsoft Flight Simulator looks and runs on a PC that meets only minimum system requirements.
14 Years of Graphic Evolution - FSX vs Flight Simulator 2020
Bart Swiatek, 05 August 2020, 21:00
Videos that appeared on the Flight Sim channel compare the graphics in the latest installment of Microsoft Flight Simulator with older games - Microsoft Flight Simulator X (2006) and X-Plane 11 (2017). One of the materials also compares in-game locations with real world counterparts side by side.
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 Performance on Various Configurations
Paul Wozniak, 30 July 2020, 22:18
Digital Foundry has released a video on which it tests the Microsoft Flight Simulator on various settings and hardware configurations. This enables us to, among other things, find out how the game is performing on mid-range hardware.
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 Gets Release Date on Steam
Adrian Werner, 30 July 2020, 14:08
The developers of Microsoft Flight Simulator informed that the game will be released on Steam on the same day as in Microsoft Store. A lot of information about support for VR and modding tools was also revealed.
Flight Simulator 2020 - Microsoft Explains Rules for Paid Mods
Darius Matusiak, 18 July 2020, 17:48
Microsoft Flight Simulator will enable everyone to sell their mods. The creators explained the rules of the Marketplace Partner program and confirmed the start date of the game's closed beta.