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Microsoft Flight Simulator’s world update 6 has refined Germany, Austria and Switzerland

Has any game done more for the representation of bridges than Microsoft Flight Simulator? Every new world update brings with it new, realistically rendered points of interest, and this time it’s the turn of the viaducts and suspension bridges of Austria, Germany and Switzerland. World Update 6 is live now, and you can find the trailer below. Read more

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Microsoft Flight Simulator’s performance should be less turbulent after its latest patch

Though I’d prefer they added an airship, or at least a sofa with birthday balloons attached, I’m still very excited about Microsoft Flight Simulator’s new patch. The update brings some significant performance improvements that should bring higher frame rates, smooth out stuttering, and reduce strain on your whole system. Along with some exploration improvements and world map upgrades, it’s a very helpful patch. Read more

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Helicopters are coming to Microsoft Flight Simulator in 2022

By Sherif Saed 19 July 2021 10:18 GMT It looks like helicopters will finally arrive in Microsoft Flight Simulator next year.Microsoft Flight Simulator developer Asobo has, in the latest development update, shared a detailed roadmap of everything coming to the game over the course of the summer.Watch on YouTubeThe developer also offered a rare look at all the features the community has been asking for, and what stage of development, if any, they’re in. The most requested, by far, is the addition of helicopters, which has garnered over 1,500 votes. In the development schedule, helicopters were marked as ‘Planned’, with…

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Microsoft Flight Simulator has improved the Nordics, complete with the Lego House

Another ‘World Update’ has landed in Microsoft Flight Simulator, this time focused on improving the Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. Along with updating the landscape with more detail, the update brings detailed models for landmarks ranging from bridges and wind farms to stadiums and… Lego House? Is this a real thing? This is a real thing! Check out that blocky building and more in the trailer below. Read more

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A Plague Tale: Innocence is getting optimized for Xbox Series X/S

By Stephany Nunneley 17 June 2021 21:02 GMT A Plague Tale: Innocence is getting enhanced for Xbox Series X/S and the optimization will be available in July.Asobo Studio and Focus Home Interactive have announced that A Plague Tale: Innocence will come to Xbox Series X/S on July 6. Watch on YouTubeThis enhanced version will feature 4K UHD (only on Xbox Series X), 60 FPS, and 3D audio support. The upgrade is free for Xbox One owners of the game. The enhanced PS5 version is also expected in July. A cloud version of the game is also coming to Nintendo Switch.A…

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Microsoft Flight Simulator is 30fps on Xbox Series X/S

By Sherif Saed 15 June 2021 10:01 GMT Asobo has clarified a few details about Microsoft Flight Simulator on Xbox.Microsoft Flight Simulator was only just announced for Xbox Series X/S, but developer Asobo is already talking about a few specifics.Watch on YouTubeThe studio confirmed, via the game’s official Twitter account, that Microsoft Flight Simulator is a 30fps game on Xbox Series X/S. This isn’t particularly surprising, either, as it’s one of the most demanding games on PC, where many setups struggle to maintain 60fps.What’s interesting, however, is that the Tweet also confirms that players whose TVs support VRR (Variable Refresh…

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Microsoft Flight Simulator update nearly halves download size

By Dom Peppiatt 30 May 2021 18:05 GMT Thanks to an impressive new update, Microsoft and Asobo have nearly halved the size of Microsoft Flight Simulator, bringing the total size of the game to around 83GB.Everyone loves Microsoft Flight Simulator – we’ve established that already – but not everyone loved the gargantuan size of the game’s download files on their PCs. Before today, getting the game and its various packs installed on your rig would cost you the better part of 170GB – but a new update has almost chapped that in half.As spotted by the folks at PC Gamer, the…

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Bushtalk Radio adds thousands of audio tours to Microsoft Flight Simulator

If you like to play Microsoft Flight Simulator as a tourist, I’d suggest hooking your game up to Bushtalk Radio. It’s a community generated landmark database that tracks where you are in-game. Get close to a registered landmark and the site will automatically start telling you all about it, just like my mum does when we’re in the car (‘Ooh, a red Volvo.’). Think of it as an audio tour for the entire world, one that covers everything from magnificent waterfalls to the world’s largest beaver dam. Read more

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Microsoft Flight Simulator slightly delays its world update 3 UK revamp

I’ve been driven over the Forth Road Bridge more times than I count, sat in the back of my dad’s car as we went to visit family. I’ve peered down upon the Deep Sea World, and watched the railway bridge be painted and re-painted and painted again. It’s unreasonably exciting to me, then, to see it in Microsoft Flight Simulator above. It’s one of many UK and Ireland landmarks being added to the game, alongside five new photogrammetry cities including London, in World Update 3. (more…)

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Microsoft Flight has added snow and VR support

A white Christmas would be a lovely way to end a bit of a rubbish year, alas, I live in southern England, so it’s unlikley I’ll even get a peek at some real-life snow. I can, however, look at some lovely virtual snow in Microsoft Flight Simulator today. Asobo’s open air fly ’em up adds the white stuff in today’s free update, along with a smattering of ice and VR support. (more…)