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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.

Microsoft Flight Simulator to Get DLSS Support This Year

Miriam Moszczynska, 29 January 2022, 13:04

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 Even Prettier With Maps From Google

GRG, 09 November 2021, 13:54

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, 20:07

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.

Microsoft Flight Simulator Will Take Up Around 100 GB on Xbox Series X and S

Hubert Sledziewski, 19 July 2021, 11:39

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, 17:28

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, 21:36

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, 21:12

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, 12:07

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.

Free Microsoft Flight Simulator Mod Adds Missions and Career Mode

Bart Swiatek, 22 October 2020, 15:30

Microsoft Flight Simulator has received a free mod called NeoFly, which introduces missions and career modes that enable us to become a freelance pilot.

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, 19:31

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.

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, 11:58

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, 12:32

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, 21:03

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, 17:49

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

Darius Matusiak, 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

Michael Kulakowski, 15 July 2020, 22:00

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, 20:19

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.

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 Release Date, Premium Deluxe Edition for $119

Paul Wozniak, 13 July 2020, 18:36

Today we have learned the official PC release date of the upcoming flight simulator - Microsoft Flight Simulator. The game can be pre-ordered in three different versions.

Microsoft Flight Simulator Store Will Offer Paid Mods

Karol Laska, 09 July 2020, 21:14

The upcoming Microsoft Flight Simulator is not only supposed to pamper players with regular add-ons and updates, but also to openly cooperate with modders, providing them with a digital marketplace.

Flight Simulator 2020 - New Video Shows Impressive Realism and Visuals

Darius Matusiak, 31 May 2020, 19:35

The devs of Microsoft Flight Simulator added another realistic element to the project. Navigation data will be updated in the same way as in reality.

Microsoft Flight Simulator Alpha on New Screenshots

Conrad Hazi, 09 May 2020, 15:35

A pack of new screenshots from the upcoming Microsoft Flight Simulator, which was taken by alpha version testers, has appeared to the Internet. We can see on them several planes, different sceneries, and a beautiful sky. We have to admit that the game looks great.

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 - PC Hardware Requirements

Adrian Werner, 22 April 2020, 11:38

Asobo and Microsoft revealed the hardware requirements of the PC version of Microsoft Flight Simulator, the latest installment of the popular flight simulator series.

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 – List of Known Aircraft

Paul Wozniak, 03 March 2020, 13:51

We've prepared a list of 13 planes, which we were able to see on previous materials from Microsoft Flight Simulator. This is not an official summary, although it is not known yet whether more machines will be implemented.

Flight Simulator 2020 – Feature Discovery 8 Announced

Paul Wozniak, 29 February 2020, 22:15

A note appeared on the official website Microsoft Flight Simulator, thanks to which we learned that the eighth episode of the Feature Discovery series will be released on March 12. The news also includes several screenshots from the production, and on one of them we can see a unique East European landmark - Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw.

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 Will Feature All the Airports of the World

Bart Swiatek, 21 February 2020, 14:35

Microsoft has released another material on Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020, as part of the Feature Discovery series. The theme of the video are airports. It turns out that in the game we will see all the airports of the world, and a large part of them will be manually customized or created from scratch based on the appearance of places in the real world.