Today Microsoft has some pretty juicy news in store for fans of the popular Microsoft Flight Simulator.
First of all, we learn that on November 18 the house of Xbox will launch the Microsoft Flight Simulator: Game of the Year Edition for both PC and Xbox Series X | S.
Perhaps the juiciest part of the deal is that it will be completely free for those who have already purchased the sim.
In addition to the current (and massive) content, the GOTY Edition will feature five new handcrafted airplanes and eight new airports, as follows:
- Boeing F / A-18 Super Hornet: Our first military jet and a feature in high demand by the community. The Top Gun: Maverick expansion drops with the movie next spring, but we wanted the simmers to have the opportunity to test their need for speed while on vacation.
- VoloCity: We have teamed up with the famous German company Volocopter, which is working on an eVTOL called âVoloCityâ, a vision for an urban air taxi. We worked closely with the Volocopter engineering team to develop an authentic version of the prototype aircraft for the simulator. This is our first aircraft capable of making precise landings and it’s a taste of what you can expect in 2022 when we plan to launch helicopters into the simulation.
- Pilatus PC-6 Porter: This legendary Short Take-off and Landing (STOL) utility plane is a very versatile Swiss aircraft and comes with several cockpits, cabins and landing gear variants. This is the result of our close collaboration with the manufacturer and the development efforts of famous developers Hans Hartmann and Alexander Metzger have resulted in an awesome and fun new aircraft with exceptional capabilities in the simulator.
- CubCrafters NX Cub: CubCrafters, based in Yakima, recently introduced a front wheel option for their flagship CC-19 XCub aircraft, commonly known as the NX Cub, which we are happy to present to the public for flight simulations to further improve our flight options. bush and non-airport flight.
- Aviat Pitts Special S1S: One of our most popular planes gets a single seat option with the release of this plane.
- Leipzig / Halle Airport (EDDP)
- AllgÃ¤u Memmingen Airport (EDJA)
- Cassel Airport (EDVK)
- Lugano Airport (LSZA)
- Zurich Airport (LSZH)
- Lucerne-BeromÃ¼nster Airport (LSZO)
- United States
- Patrick Space Force Base (KCOF)
- Marine Corps Air Station Miramar (KNKX)
The edition will also add data for 545 previously missing airports in the United States.
And that’s not all: here is a summary of the additional features to add:
- Based on the popularity of the recently introduced Discovery Flights, we are adding 6 additional locations (Helsinki, Freiburg im Breisgau, Mecca, Monument Valley, Singapore and Mount Cook) to this popular series.
- New tutorials
To further expand the boarding experience, we’re adding 14 new tutorials, introducing simmers to bushflight (in an Icon A5) and IFR (in a Cessna 172).
- New features
We are also happy to introduce several features that are highly requested by the community: an updated weather system, early access to DX12, and a replay system in dev mode.
- New Photogrammetry Cities
As part of our continued collaboration with Bing Maps, we are pleased to add a number of new photogrammetry cities: Helsinki (Finland), Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany), Brighton, Derby, Eastbourne, Newcastle and Nottingham ( United Kingdom) and Utrecht (Netherlands).
We’re also getting all-new information on the upcoming Reno Air Races expansion, including pricing, content, and release date.
It will also launch on November 18 and will cost $ 59.99. A lighter edition will be available, featuring fewer planes for $ 19.99, allowing players to enjoy the multiplayer racing experience at a lower price.
âThe Microsoft Flight Simulator team have worked closely with the Reno Air Racing Association (RARA) and dozens of pilots and owners to develop very authentic recreations of many of the world’s most famous racing aircraft.
âThe Reno Air Races: Full Collection offers 40 officially licensed aircraft, including 10 North American P-51 Mustangs, 10 North American T-6 Texans, 10 Aero L-39 Albatros and 10 Aviat Pitts Special S1S. Among them are many famous “Gold” champions like Miss America, Strega, Voodoo, Baron’s Revenge, Radial Velocity, Six-Cat, American Spirit and Pipsqueak, as well as many other top runners. All of these amazing planes and the full online racing experience are included, all for $ 59.99.
For those who just want to get their feet wet and run with their friends, the Reno Air Races: Expansion Pack is a great entry point. It includes the exhilarating online multiplayer racing experience as well as four highly detailed starter planes: a North American T-6 Texan, a North American P-51 Mustang, an Aero L-39 Albatros and an Aviat Pitts Special S1S all for $ 19.99. “
Recently, we posted our massive interview with Microsoft Flight Simulator Jorg Neumann, focusing on the Xbox version and the short and long term plans for the simulation (on both platforms).
If you want to learn more about Microsoft Flight Simulator add-ons, you can take advantage of our recent reviews on Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport, Amami Airport, Bristol Airport, Marrakech Airport Menara, Great Britain Central, Tehran Imam Khomeini Airport, Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport, Shanghai Pudong Airport, Krakow Airport, Fukuoka City and Airport, Fort Lauderdale Airport, Chongqing City and Airport, Manila Airport, Santiago Airport, Frankfurt City Pack, Key West Airport, Okavango Delta, Bali Airport, London Oxford Airport, Berlin Brandenburg Airport, CRJ 550/700, PA-28R Arrow III, Kristiansand Airport, Macau City and Airport, Bonaire Flamingo Airport, Milano Linate Airport, Singapore City Pack, Tokyo Narita Airport, Yao Airport, F-15 Eagle , Paris City Pack, Greater Moncton Airport, Tweed New Airport Haven, Santorini Airport, Sydney Airport, Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, Reggio Calabria Airport, Bastia Poretta Airport, Munich Airport, Paris Orly Airport , Newcastle International Airport, Sankt Johann Airfield, Dublin International Airport and Seoul City Wow. We also have a beta preview of Singapore Changi Airport.
If you want to know more about the game itself, you can read our review which will tell you everything you need to know about the game from Asobo Studio.
Microsoft Flight Simulator is already available for Windows 10 and Steam, and Xbox Series X | S.