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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 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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Modders immortalise Suez Canal boat in Microsoft Flight Simulator

By Alex Calvin, Tuesday, 30 March 2021 17:57 GMT We’re sure some people would rather forget this ever happened.The Ever Given might no longer be blocking the Suez Canal, but the super-sized cargo ship’s disastrous week lives on in Microsoft Fight Simulator.As spotted by Eurogamer, modder FlyBoyRez1 – inspired by Zepingouin35 – has created the Suez Traffic Jam mod for the sim title, which unsurprisingly recreates the aforementioned incident by blocking up the Suez Canal with a massive boat. Other ships will show up, either attempting to get passed or to help try and move the cargo ship. To download…

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Microsoft Flight Simulator is getting the F-15 in new third-party add-on

By Sherif Saed, Monday, 11 January 2021 12:04 GMT Microsoft Flight Simulator may have been designed for civilian aircrafts, but that doesn’t mean it won’t let you fly fighter jets.The third-party modding community has been slowly working on creating new Microsoft Flight Simulator aircrafts, airports and so many other things for the game’s growing simulation community.This is the case with any simulator that supports custom modules, but today’s creation is a little different from the few we’ve seen so far.DC Designs has unveiled (via Polygon) that it’s working on its very first project for Microsoft Flight Simulator: an F-15 Eagle…

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This Microsoft Flight Sim mod lets you fly around gigantic PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 18 October 2020 12:41 GMT If you’re eager to see both next-gen consoles and can’t wait for the actual release date, you may want to head to Microsoft Flight Simulator.The popular game is now home to monstrous-sized versions of both the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X, thanks to the efforts of an enterprising modder.Reddit user Oh_Gaz shared the monolithic Xbox Series X earlier this week, and promised to introduce the world to a PS5 building, too. I built & placed a 200m PS5 at Sony HQ from PS5 As promised, we’ve now seen a…

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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…