Microsoft Flight Simulator Helicopters & Gliders Landing On Nov 11

The big update is to commemorate the 40th anniversary.

Microsoft Flight Simulator is a striking amateur flight simulator that is designed for the gaming community. After dominating the simulation genre for decennia, the latest installment saw the return of the franchise after 14 years and became a stellar hit. The game continues to expand due to immersive updates and additions.

The title imagines the earth’s topography using Bing Maps and provides a 3D world experience to fly through and test every aircraft. The last installment was released in 2020 and was published under Xbox Game Studios. It is among the best titles in the world generation. Microsoft Flight Simulator features elements like real-life weather systems, including storms and wind currents, to simulate an immersive experience.

The flying simulation feels like a marvel since no one would have imagined flying through the authentic rendition of earthly skies in a virtual world in different aircraft. The gameplay incorporates missions like landing challenges and safaris to click images of animals while flying. However, unlike previous entries, Microsoft Flight Simulator lacks scenes of destruction.

Microsoft Flight Simulator incorporates a wide variety of large and small commercial aircraft, giving you a diverse feel of every flying machine out there. However, despite offering an extensive array of machines to pierce the sky, the game lacked helicopters and gliders, but it is about to change. The upcoming 40th-anniversary edition is bringing much-needed additions.

The update is bringing a total of 12 new aircraft. The helicopters and gliders will be added with the update that is landing on November 11th. The 40th Anniversary Edition of Microsoft Flight Simulator will be accessible for free for the players or Xbox Game Pass members and incorporates helicopters and gliders for the first time since the prior installment in 2006.

Moreover, a “true-to-life airliner,” Airbus A-310, is also planned to arrive with the 40th-anniversary edition. The head of Microsoft Flight Simulator, Jorg Neumann, elaborated, “In addition to the helicopters and gliders, we will introduce another highly-requested community feature: a true-to-life airliner, the sophisticated Airbus A-310 where nearly every single button works just as expected.

The significant forthcoming update is adding a lot more than the aforementioned aircraft. The update also brings seven well-renowned historic aircraft, such as the biggest wooden plane ever created, the 1947 Hughes H-4 Hercules, also known as the Spruce Goose. Microsoft is also bringing four old airports, 20 olden missions, 14 heliports, and 10 glider airfields from the prior installments. 

Microsoft Flight Simulator is also receiving an update that overlaps with the Gamescom Event. The title is gaining a “German cities” update today ahead of the 40th Anniversary Edition. The update enhances five German cities: Cologne, Düsseldorf, Bonn, Dortmund, and Hanover.

Microsoft Flight Simulator has continued to update and thrive over time. The game is slowly adding more high-quality maps to keep up with changing times and improve players’ experience. What are your thoughts regarding the 40th-anniversary update coming on November 11th? Do let us know your opinions in the comments below.

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A computer science student with blooming reverence for fantasy titles. Shahmeer is a fairly new News Writer at eXputer. Flourishing his aptitude for writing with one article at a time. When not covering the latest gaming news, Shahmeer can be found farming away in a heavily modded Stardew Valley.

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