Microsoft Flight Simulator

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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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Real-time snow added to Microsoft Flight Simulator

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 6 January 2021 14:49 GMT Just in time for the winter season in the northern hemisphere, snow has arrived in Microsoft Flight Simulator.The latest update has arrived in Microsoft Flight Simulator, and it brings snow to the simulation title.You can see the new real-time weather shown off in a short video.Most recently, VR support was added to the game, allowing you to use a variety of VR hardware, including Windows Mixed Reality headsets, as well as headsets from Oculus, Valve, and HTC.Microsoft Flight Simulator launched for PC in August of last year. In our review, we said…

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You can now play Microsoft Flight Simulator in VR

By Alex Calvin, Tuesday, 22 December 2020 16:34 GMT Come fly with me, let’s fly, let’s fly in VR. The team behind Microsoft Flight Simulator has added support for virtual reality headsets.In a post on Xbox Wire, the head of Microsoft Flight Simulator, Jorg Neumann, wrote that the title now supports a variety of VR hardware, including Windows Mixed Reality headsets, as well as tech from Oculus, Valve and HTC.“The flight sim community has been a very active and insightful partner in shaping how the team approached VR, and continues to be a critical partner in our continued development as…

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Microsoft Flight Simulator soars to two million players

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 18 December 2020 17:13 GMT Number of users has doubled since September.The recently-launched Microsoft Flight Simulator already boasts more than two million players.That’s according to the head of Microsoft Flight Simulator, Jorg Neumann, who said on Xbox Wire that it flew past this milestone faster than any other entry in the series so far. If that wasn’t enough, Microsoft Flight Simulator had the biggest ever launch for a PC title in Xbox Game Pass.“As we’ve said time and time again, our launch in 2020 was only the beginning of our journey with Microsoft Flight Simulator,” Neumann…

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Xbox holiday commercial stars cute dogs, oh and Master Chief

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 3 December 2020 16:11 GMT Microsoft has released its holiday commercial, and it’s rather cute.The commercial shows a dog being ignored by the family as it busies itself with Halo, Microsoft Flight Simulator, Minecraft, and Microsoft Teams.Sad about being ignored, the poor doggie falls asleep and starts dreaming of playing around in Minecraft, flying a plane, and going on Teams call with other pups.There is more to it, so watch it for yourself. And stop playing once in while to pay attention to your pet.

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VR support coming to Microsoft Flight Simulator in December

Microsoft Flight Simulator will receive VR support via a new update on December 22, 2020, ahead of a big new UK update landing in January.Microsoft and developer Asobo have announced a couple of new updates that are set to arrive in its flagship simulation title, Microsoft Flight Simulator, in a developer Q&A on Twitch.According to the company, VR will be added via the free Sim Update 2 which will introduce support for all the major VR headsets.“It will be open to all devices,” executive producer Martial Bossard stated in the stream. “Oculus family, Valve family – every family of headset…

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Microsoft Flight Simulator sets sights on Great Britain with its next big update

And Ireland could be getting a fresh lick of paint soon, too.Developer Asobo Studio has revealed that it’s going to be tweaking Great Britain in the hugely popular Microsoft Flight Simulator.In a Twitch stream, developer Asobo laid out its roadmap for future updates. Great Britain is next on the list, and it’s going to receive a lick of fresh paint in January.The studio has said that it has an entirely new set of data to make England, Wales and Scotland in the simulator giant. Asobo doesn’t have map information for Northern Ireland, yet, so despite it being called a “United…

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Microsoft Flight Simulator update adds new airports and points of interest

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 24 November 2020 20:37 GMT Microsoft Flight Simulator has been updated with plenty of new points of interest and new airports.USA world update is now available for Microsoft Flight Simulator.It comes with four new airports and almost 50 new points of interest.In addition to the above, you can expect several fixes and improvements to performance and stability, planes, UI, input, activity, and the world.The full update notes are below.Microsoft Flight Simulator – USA World UpdateAirports KATL – Atlanta International KFHR – Friday Harbor KDFW – Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) KSWF – New…

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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…