Microsoft today announced the immediate availability of Microsoft Flight Simulator: Game of the Year Edition as a free update for existing users.
“This new edition celebrates all the positive feedback, reviews and awards garnered, and is also a ‘Thank You’ to our fans—new and old—[who] have made Microsoft Flight Simulator such a phenomenon,” Microsoft’s Jorg Neumann writes. “The *Microsoft Flight Simulator: Game of the Year Edition* features five new handcrafted aircraft, eight new airports, six new Discovery Flights, and updated weather systems and incorporates all six World Updates.”
New aircraft include the Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet, VoloCity, Pilatus PC-6 Porter, CubCrafters NX Cub, and Aviat Pitts Special S1S. There are 8 new airports in central Europe and United States, including Leipzig/Halle Airport (EDDP), Allgäu Airport Memmingen (EDJA), Kassel Airport (EDVK) Switzerland, Lugano Airport (LSZA), Zurich Airport (LSZH), Luzern-Beromunster Airport (LSZO), Patrick Space Force Base (KCOF), and Marine Corps Air Station Miramar (KNKX), plus information about 545 previously missing airports in the United States.
There are also 6 new missions, 14 new tutorials, and several highly requested features by the community, including an updated weather system, early access to DirectX 12, and a dev mode replay system. And finally, in collaboration with Bing, there are several new photogrammetry cities: Helsinki (Finland), Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany), Brighton, Derby, Eastbourne, Newcastle, and Nottingham (UK) and Utrecht (Netherlands).
Microsoft Flight Simulator is available on Xbox Series X|S with Xbox Game Pass, Windows 10 and 11 with Xbox Game Pass for PC, and Steam.
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