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Flight Sim World

Screenshot from the Early Access version of FSW.Flight Sim World, or FSW as it's becoming know as is the latest flight simulator package released by Dovetail Games.  Flight Sim World core is based on existing FSX code but it has been brought up to date with heavy modification and rewriting (and of course many new features and functions).

FSW is set to become the go-to flight simulator for PC - with full free flight mode and even more airports than in FSX, based on 2015 nav data.  With full support for DirectX 11 and running in a 64-bit mode, technical limitations are a thing of the past and this version will take full advantage of the latest PC hardware.

It has been mentioned that third-party add-ons (like FSX) will still be possible but we are still unsure as to what channels they will be available from.

This is a hot topic, and a new one at that - so keep an eye on this page for the latest announcements, news, and releases.

Editor's Selection

Editor's selection articles last updated Wed, 24 Apr 2019 20:58:08 GMT

Flight Sim World: New Flight Simulator Announced by DTG

FS-FlightControl Announce Support for FSW

Community Update 2 for FSW Goes Live

Flight Sim World SDK Released: Aircraft, Scenery & More

Latest news and articles

DTG Announce Flight Sim World Closure

Posted on Tue, 15 May 2018 13:49:31 GMT

The simulation world has been, for a long time, filled with shocks and surprises. We often get a lot of them as time goes on, but one of the biggest shocks was the late-April announcement that Dovetail Games’ Flight Sim World was closing down. It’s a major story in the industry and has obviously caused a hell of a lot of consternation.

Flight Sim World (FSW) Review

Posted on Thu, 05 Apr 2018 11:47:39 GMT

After a long, excruciating wait, Flight Sim World is finally out of Early Access release. While first ‘released’ in May 2017, the simulator has gone through some extensive changes since then. In this article, we’ll take a look at just what the latest simulator from Dovetail Games is capable of. Given the hype and the turbulent Early Access process, there’s certainly a lot to think about with regards to FSW.

Big Bear Airport Scenery Released for FSW

Posted on Sun, 01 Apr 2018 14:23:07 GMT

Sometimes, the most enjoyable part of a flight experience is landing in a more rural, charming location. Many people find it hard to locate rural airports that feel worth landing at, though, thanks to the lack of any kind of diverse details. The Big Bear Airport, though, is a proper rural airport that can be very much fun to come land at. 

Flight Sim World SDK Released: Aircraft, Scenery & More

Posted on Tue, 09 Jan 2018 09:32:12 GMT

For years, the flight simulation community has worked together as one to create world-altering content. Simulators have been transformed with new content, new aircraft and entire alterations to the shape of the world as a whole. So far, though, alterations within Flight Sim World has been a fair bit more challenging than it once was.

Flight Sim World Community Update 3 Goes Live

Posted on Fri, 23 Jun 2017 20:12:50 GMT

So far, Flight Sim World from Dovetail Games has been keeping up impressively with the latest and greatest releases. As one of the latest releases, Community Update 3 answers a lot of queries the public had made about FSW so far. 

Community Update 2 for FSW Goes Live

Posted on Mon, 19 Jun 2017 10:39:01 GMT

Flight Sim World has been, since release, getting a fair amount of updates and improvements. The latest Community Update landed this week, and it changes a hell of a lot of content about the simulator. At around 200MB, it’s a fairly substantial add-on that brings a lot of positive changes to the way FSW works. If you have FSW in your Steam library, it will auto-update when you log in.

FS-FlightControl Announce Support for FSW

Posted on Sat, 10 Jun 2017 13:49:34 GMT

Having been on the market and making a positive impression for a couple of weeks now, Flight Sim World is duly impressing. People seem to be really appreciating the work that has gone into the program, ensuring it offers a really uplifting aviation experience. However, that being said, one concern has been about the level of modification support it will receive. 

DTG Quality of Life Update for FSW

Posted on Thu, 25 May 2017 21:15:42 GMT

Having seen the release of Flight Sim World last week in Early Access mode, the discussion has been rife since. People have been enjoying their weekend in the skies of this new simulator, testing out the range of features this 64-bit simulation brings to the table. 

Confirmed: (Some) Freeware FSX Add-ons Work in FSW

Posted on Tue, 23 May 2017 10:28:40 GMT

Dovetail Games' new flight simulator, Flight Sim World (FSW) was released on Steam Early Access last week and many of our users have been wondering if existing FSX add-ons will work with this new release.  While Dovetail hasn't mentioned a lot on this topic, we thought we'd have a look ourselves and see what we could find.  The results are interesting.

The Feedback From Users So Far: Flight Sim World (FSW)

Posted on Sun, 21 May 2017 09:39:57 GMT

Well, it’s been nearly a week now since Dovetail Games Flight Sim World hit Early Access. As the easiest way to let people fly before the full release, the Early Access edition has been, on the main, well-received. While there’s always critical comments – and some criticisms are very much worth keeping an eye on – the overall view is a positive one. What to remember as well is that, at this stage, it is still in early development. Problems that exist just now will be removed, and features will be improved or taken out if they aren’t up to the standard needed.

Exclusive Live Preview of Flight Sim World by DTG (VIDEO)

Posted on Mon, 15 May 2017 19:32:24 GMT

Having been the talk of the community for some time, Flight Sim World has been getting a lot of hype. New footage has been released recently courtesy of Jordan King, a regular in the flight simulation community. He’s been lucky enough to get the opportunity to showcase some of the best features that Flight Sim World is going to be bringing to the party. Dubbed a “Next Gen Flight Simulator” it’s easy to see from the video just how much promise exists around this new release.

Flight Sim World Will be Free for Existing Purchasers of DTG Flight School

Posted on Mon, 15 May 2017 19:23:39 GMT

Having quickly gone about capturing the hearts of many simulation fans, Dovetail Games are producing further offers. With the release of Flight Sim World, the latest flight simulation release to be hitting the market, Dovetail have come up with a fine bargain for all who are already interested.

Flight Sim World: New Flight Simulator Announced by DTG

Posted on Thu, 04 May 2017 15:54:03 GMT

So far, it looks like 2017 might be the year that flight simulation was revolutionized. Having already seen the latest release of X-Plane 11 hit the market, we now have the latest simulator from Dovetail Games. Given they have taken on the Microsoft Flight Simulator license already, we’re pretty confident that this is going to absolutely rock!

Dovetail Games Flight Simulator and Flight School Announced

Posted on Fri, 12 Feb 2016 15:41:03 GMT

Simulation fans, rejoice! 2016 will finally see the introduction of a new and exciting range of flight simulation games. Fresh from taking on the license in 2014, Dovetail Games has just announced the introduction of their own investment into the series – Flight School. 

New Dovetail Games Flight Simulator Coming in 2016

Posted on Fri, 21 Aug 2015 19:00:00 GMT

Given that it has been several years since we have seen the release of a new flight simulator, many fans are beginning to get a bit anxious to try something new! The problem is that, with so many new releases in terms of fan-made modifications, there are lots of people who are still more than happy to use current simulators and this naturally halts development.