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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.

Over 50 Minutes of Content From Microsoft Flight Simulator Leaked

Agnes Adamus, 07 February 2020, 22:22

Another portion of material from Microsoft Flight Simulator has been released to the Internet. Two videos from the game's Tech Alpha were posted on YouTube. They sum up to more than 50 minutes of content, where we can admire photorealistic graphics and a dynamic weather system.

Microsoft Flight Simulator - Second Batch of Tech Alpha 1 Invites Begins on Monday

Paul Wozniak, 11 January 2020, 23:01

People participating in the Insider Program will get another chance to test Microsoft Flight Simulator. The creators intend to send out further invitations to Tech Alpha 1 tests next week.

Beautiful Winter on New Video From Microsoft Flight Simulator

Milosz Szubert, 02 January 2020, 11:40

Another footage from Microsoft Flight Simulator was released online. This time the devs presented environment covered with snow. The title will be released this year on PC and Xbox One.

Nvidia Shows a Beautiful Video From Microsoft Flight Simulator

Adrian Werner, 31 December 2019, 09:23

Nvidia shared a new video from Microsoft Flight Simulator. It shows the impressive level of detail in the game.

Microsoft Flight Simulator Devs Boast of Cockpit Mapping

Jacob Blazewicz, 28 November 2019, 13:44

Microsoft Flight Simulator got the last episode of Feature Discovery Series. This time Martial Bossard from Asobo Studio presented a faithful representation of the cockpits, both visually and functionally.

32 GB RAM, RTX 2080 Ti Used to Run Microsoft Flight Simulator on X019

Agnes Adamus, 18 November 2019, 21:39

During the X019 event, numeruos materials from Microsoft Flight Simulator were presented. One of Reddit users, participating in the event, revealed the hardware specs of the computer used to run the game, and shared his impressions about the title.

Microsoft Flight Simulator Will Help Solve Airline Pilot Crisis?

Bart Swiatek, 17 November 2019, 20:19

In a recent interview, Jorg Neumann, leader of the team responsible for Microsoft Flight Simulator, said that aircraft companies are hoping that the game developed by his studio will help reignite the love of flying among young people.

Microsoft Flight Simulator on New Gameplay; Tech Alpha Approaching

Jacob Blazewicz, 13 September 2019, 13:57

New recordings from Microsoft Flight Simulator have been made available in Windows Insider program. In addition, registration for technical alpha tests have started, and soon we will learn the first details about them.

MS Flight Simulator - Short Gameplay Has Appeared in the Web [Updated]

Paul Wozniak, 02 September 2019, 09:30

A short video presenting a gameplay with Microsoft Flight Simulator has appear on the web, showing a flight in the rain.

Microsoft Flight Simulator Looks Amazing on the New Trailer

Conrad Hazi, 17 August 2019, 22:07

Microsoft has recently prepared a few new videos presenting the next installment of Flight Simulator. They were collected in one trailer by the FSL Flight Sim Liberty channel and, it need to be said that the trailer looks impressive.

Microsoft Flight Simulator With Mod Support. PC Version as Priority

Adrian Werner, 23 June 2019, 00:47

We've learned some new details about Microsoft Flight Simulator. First of all, fans will be pleased to know that the game will receive mod support, and other development studios will be able to release their own commercial expansions.

Microsoft Flight Simulator's World Will Take up Petabytes of Data

Adrian Werner, 12 June 2019, 14:18

Subscriptions for Microsoft Flight Simulator game tests have started. In addition, it was revealed that the game will construct its virtual world with as much as 2 petabytes of data.