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Over 10 million folks have earned their pilot wings in Microsoft Flight Simulator

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. That’s quite a lot of pilots. Asobo Studio and Microsoft have announced Microsoft Flight Simulator has over 10 million players. Microsoft Flight Simulator 40th Anniversary Edition Microsoft also shared figures representing accomplishments made by the community. According to the figures shared, players have taken over 500 million flights and flown over 40 billion miles. This figure represents 10 million trips around the Earth and 200 round trips from the Earth to the Sun. Since the game’s release 27 months ago,…

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Microsoft Flight Sim boss confirms more crossover content like Halo’s Pelican and Top Gun Maverick

Microsoft Flight Simulator boss Jorg Neumann talks about the future of Microsoft Flight Sim – and why deviating from reality is sometimes the best thing to do. One of the most surprising announcements in the world of gaming this year was June’s reveal that the Pelican, the iconic troop carrier vehicle from the Halo series, was being added to Microsoft Flight Simulator. The reason for the surprise is in the name – it’s a simulator, and the Pelican doesn’t really exist. 40 years is a long time in video game years. In a wide-ranging chat with Microsoft Flight Simulator boss…

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A Plague Tale: Requiem will let you leg it to the end

Asobo Studio’s blockbuster sequel wants you to know that stealth isn’t everything. ^Stay tuned after the ads for our guide to legging it through a particularly gnarly bit of Requiem’s second chapter. Look, we all know that pang of regret that comes on when you cock-up a stealth section and get spotted but finish the level anyway. There’s always a lingering sense of having not done things Properly. Perhaps, if you’re the sort of person who likes to get max sync in Assassin’s Creed no matter what, you’ll make a mental note to do better on your next playthrough. But…

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A Plague Tale: Requiem review – an essential Game Pass encore, in sickness and in health

The cinematic sequel to A Plague Tale: Innocence wants you to think long and hard about who you are, and what you’ve done. During the Dutch revolt from 1566 to 1648, there was a cruel general of the Geuzen named Diederik Sonoy that supposedly employed rats as a method of torture on captured troops. He’d take a starving rat, a pottery bowl, and embers of charcoal from a nearby fire and show them to the accused. The rat – intentionally starved and kept separate from other creatures – would be placed on the naked body of a prisoner. The bowl…

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A Plague Tale: Requiem trailer sets the story for the upcoming sequel

Can Amicia and Hugo rely on the help of others? This new trailer for A Plague Tale: Requiem gives you an idea of the storyline. The sequel to the critically acclaimed A Plague Tale: Innocence by Asobo Studio and Focus Entertainment, the video shows off some the game’s narrative elements. A Plague Tale: Requiem – Story Trailer The game is set six months after the first game, and it seems as though Hugo’s curse is under control. To that end, the siblings head south seeking both to start a new life and find a cure for Hugo’s affliction. But, when…

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Fly over Gamescom in Microsoft Flight Simulator’s first City Update, out now

Make-believe plane pretender Microsoft Flight Simulator’s first City Update has added realistic versions of five German conurbations just in time to mark Gamescom 2022. You can now fly over Hanover, Dortmund, Dusseldorf, Bonn and Cologne. They’re rendered with the fancy photogrammetry technique that’s already plonked hundred of cities into Flight Simulator’s rendition of Earth. That means that you can zoom over Koelnmesse, which is where Gamescom’s happening right bloomin’ now. Nice bit of Inception-style weirdness there, Microsoft Flight Simulator devs. I’ll give it a go later and see if I can spot our roving reporter Ed. Witness the realism for…

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A Plague Tale: Requiem gets an extended gameplay trailer and October release date

Follow Amicia and Hugo as they make their way through a massive quarry. Asobo Studio has announced an October release for A Plague Tale: Requiem, and the studio also released an extended gameplay trailer. The sequel to the critically acclaimed A Plague Tale: Innocence follows Amicia and her brother Hugo on a new quest, as they try to survive an uncaring world as a terrifying curse hunts them down. Set six months after the first game, with Hugo’s curse seemingly under control, the siblings head south seeking both to start a new life and find a cure for Hugo’s affliction….

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Microsoft Flight Simulator releases World Update 10: United States and US Territories

The update adds brand new 3D cities including San Diego, Seattle, and more. World Update 10 is now available for Microsoft Flight Simulator. The new update adds four new airports which consist of California’s Catalina Island (KAVX), Valdez (PAVD) in Alaska, Lake Tahoe (KTVL) located in the Sierra Nevadas, and Block Island (KBID) on Rhode Island’s East coast. There are also 87 new points of interest. These include the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials in Washington DC, the gorgeous Glacier National Park in Montana, the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, and the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse on Hatteras Island in North Carolina….

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Microsoft Flight Simulator releases World Update 8: Spain, Portugal, Gibraltar, and Andorra

Revel in the loveliness that is the Iberian Peninsula with the latest update. The latest World Update has been released for Microsoft Flight Simulator, and it allows you to explore the skies of Spain, Portugal, Andorra, and Gibraltar. This update features the coastal nooks of the Mediterranean and Atlantic, the soaring heights of the Pyrenees, and it shows off some lovely architecture in cities such as Lisbon and Madrid. You will get to fly over the Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, check out the Aqueduct of Segovia, and experience Valencia. The region has been enhanced with a variety of new,…

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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…