Flight Simulator

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Microsoft Flight Simulator World Update 3 slated for second week of February

World Update 3 for Microsoft Flight Simulator is running a bit behind, but the developers expect it to arrive around the second week of February.Work on World Update 3 for Microsoft Flight Simulator is nearly complete, along with the integration of photogrammetry cities into the sim. This rather large update contains new aerials, new DEM, 80 POIs, five airports (Barra, Liverpool, Land’s End, Manchester-Barton, and Out Skerries), two landing challenges, and will also introduce five brand-new photogrammetry cities such as Cambridge, Oxford, Birmingham, and Bristol. You can also expect visual and logical improvements to 85 more area airports, improved digital…

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Flight Simulator developer Asobo is working on two new games

By Dom Peppiatt, Friday, 2 October 2020 15:19 GMT Microsoft Flight Simulator developer Asobo is working on projects with Microsoft and Focus Home Interactive, the studio has revealed today.Microsoft Flight Simulator, which has attracted over 1 million unique players since it launched on August 18, has been a massive success for Microsoft.Arriving on Xbox Games Pass for PC on day one, the game has attracted hobbyists and newcomers to the sim genre alike, and as the reviews will tell you, it’s universally loved.French developer Asobo will be providing support for the game for the next 10 years, but that’s not the…

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Microsoft Flight Simulator is expected to produce $2.6 billion in hardware sales

Recent analysis suggests that Microsoft Flight Simulator is expected to generate over $2.6 billion in hardware sales over the next three years. The statistic comes from Jon Peddie Research, an analytics company specializing in hardware revenue in the games industry.“Jon Peddie Research (JPR), the global leader in tracking the hardware spend of gamers, has analyzed the sales impact of the release of Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020,” the official statement reads. “This includes PC builds, processor upgrades, display upgrades, flight sticks and throttles, flight system control units, rudder pedals, simulation pit components such as seats and frames, and VR sales.”JPR conducted…