The famous flight simulator Microsoft Flight Simulator turns 40, so it’s the perfect opportunity to add content. As Jorg Neumann, franchise director at Microsoft, points out, this is the biggest update since the release in 2020. So it’s a big step forward.
New aircraft for Flight Simulator
Loudly demanded by fans of the license and aeronautical enthusiasts, the famous Airbus A310-300 arrives in the game. For the record, the aircraft in question was launched in 1982, the same year as the license , so it’s a plane that makes perfect sense for an anniversary-like update. Players can also enjoy the Spirit of St. Louis, a monoplane that was the first aircraft to fly from New York to Paris in 1927. But it’s far from over as you can also fly the Canadian Beaver De Havilland DHC-2 but also the Douglas DC-3, a famous airliner, a great symbol of the 1930s in terms of aeronautics.
The icing on the cake for those who don’t like landing on hard ground, the Hughes H-4 Hercules Spruce Goose, billionaire Howard Hughes’ plane, a gigantic seaplane that is known to be entirely made of wood (95%) is also coming to Flight Simulator.
The return of cult tracks
To make up for the oldest, there are several airports including Meigs Field in Chicago (Illinois) which was the take-off area for the first episodes, as well as Kai Tak airport in Hong Kong, the First Flight in Kill Devil Hills (Carolina du North) and the Princess Juliana of Saint-Martin.
The Flight Simulator 40th Anniversary Update is available now on PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series Series.