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Joystick and HOTAS Set Prices Skyrocket Due to Two Games

Aquma, 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?

qjin, 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

Aquma, 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

Aquma, 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

AlexB, 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

DM, 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

Froozyy, 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

Vergil, 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

Aquma, 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

DM, 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

Aquma, 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

aadamus, 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

Aquma, 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

Aquma, 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

Aquma, 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

Aquma, 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

Froozyy, 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

DM, 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.

Microsoft Flight Simulator - Gameplay Video Leaked

DM, 17 July 2020, 21:32

Gameplay from the upcoming MFS2020 was leaked into the web. The video shows several minutes of flight in a rather arcade mode.

Boxed Edition of Microsoft Flight Simulator on 10 DVDs

Ender, 15 July 2020, 21:58

Microsoft Flight Simulator, debuting at the end of August, will also be released in a box version in Europe. The game will be sold in two different editions, each containing as many as ten double-layer DVDs.

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 - Testers Warn Against Pre-orders

Karol Laska , 14 July 2020, 20:18

Some of the players with access to the Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020's alpha have broken the NDA and pointed out biggest issues with the game.