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News video games 14 November 2022, 13:34

author: Wiktor Szczesny

MSFS Lets You Play Older Installments in the Cockpit

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.

Microsoft has prepared a pleasant surprise for Microsoft Flight Simulator fans. On the occasion of the 40th birthday of the first part, the latest update adds, among other things, aircraft that appeared in previous installments of the series.

Historical additions

The anniversary bonus includes iconic machines, such as the Wright brothers' first aircraft from 1903 and the Hughes H4 Hercules from 1947, which is still the largest hydroplane in aviation history. Helicopters and gliders are also featured for the first time since 2006.

Microsoft assures that special attention has been paid to the careful and realistic reproduction of real machines and their physics. The anniversary DLC also includes four airports familiar to players of previous games in the series, such as Meigs Field in Chicago, and 14 heliports. The game also received 24 missions borrowed from older installments.

An interesting feature of the update is the ability to play old parts of the simulator in aircraft cockpits. This is quite an attraction for fans of games from the 1980s, among others. This is because the feature supports all games in the series, including the oldest one from 1982. Here's how it looks in practice:


The update is not only machines known from the old installments. The developer has also made an effort to introduce completely new aircraft, unavailable in any previous of the games in the series. An example is the Airbus A310 passenger jet.


The set of extras for the flight simulator from Microsoft is available from November 11 on PC, as well as on Xbox Series X/S consoles.. You can play the game through PC and Xbox Game Pass.

  1. Microsoft - official website
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