Challenge friends in the new racing mode, or test your flight skills in the 20 new missions like being a NASA test pilot, performing search and rescue on an ocean liner, or navigating a whiteout blizzard in the backcountry. Also included are six new scenery maps including the famed Red Bull Air Race courses, and three new planes such as the F/A-18A Hornet.
Those who prefer more vintage aircraft will like the P-51D Mustang, the acclaimed long-range fighter from World War II. The Mustang is very useful in the famous Reno Air Racing circuit, as well as cross-country racing.
Acceleration includes multiplayer races so you can test your skill against others online. The third new aircraft is the AgustaWestland EH101, the first dual-turbine helicopter in Flight Simulator. This is a medium-lift helicopter, (Don't forget that fact as you fly some of the missions). You will learn how to use the hoist to pick up and deliver pallets and other cargo. Other missions have you trying to interdict drug-running aircraft in South Florida. The EH101 is a nice addition, and given that it's the basis for the upcoming presidential helicopter (Marine One), we hope that fans of FSX will be able to tweak the chopper for some VIP flying.
Developed by ACES Studio, "Flight Simulator X: Acceleration" adds a wealth of new content and features, allowing gamers to race against each other in amazing, highly-detailed locations around the world. Aviators are able to test their skills and heroism in many new missions while enjoying three exciting new aircrafts and the ability to share rewards, photos and videos with friends and the broader flight simulator community.
"Flight Simulator X," which launched in October 2006, introduced gamers to a beautifully rich and realistic world offering a completely new and innovative gaming experience. Available in both standard and deluxe versions, "Flight Simulator X" allows gamers of all ages, types and skill levels opportunities to cruise more than 24,000 airports and experience first-hand what it's like to be an aviator traveling the globe. With the addition of more than 50 missions and increased online game capabilities, "Flight Simulator X" is more than just a simulator and has proved to be the fastest selling addition to the 25-year "Flight Simulator" franchise.
About ACES Studio
ACES Studio is the developer of the famed "Flight Simulator" and "Combat Flight Simulator" series. It is owned by Microsoft Game Studios and based out of Redmond, Wash.
About Microsoft Game Studios
Microsoft Game Studios is a leading worldwide publisher and developer of games for the Xbox® and Xbox 360 video game systems, the Windows® operating system and online platforms. Comprising a network of top developers, Microsoft Game Studios is committed to creating innovative and diverse games for Windows (https://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/xbox-one), including such franchises as "Age of Empires®," "Flight Simulator" and "Zoo Tycoon®"; Xbox and Xbox 360 (https://www.xbox.com/en-US/), including such games as "Gears of War" and franchises such as "Halo," "Fable®," "Project Gotham Racing®" and "Forza Motorsport®"; and MSN® Games, the official games channel for the MSN network and home to such hits as "Bejeweled" and "Hexic®."