Microsoft Flight Simulator

The default Asobo Boeing 747 high above the clouds in Microsoft Flight Simulator (MSFS) which was release in 2020.Microsoft Flight Simulator (MSFS) is Microsoft's next-gen flight simulator package for Windows PC and (possibly and eventually Xbox).  MSFS was officially announced on Jun 9, 2019, and the announcement surprised and shocked existing simmers more accustomed to Microsoft Flight Simulator X (which they have been using since 2006).

The MSFS announcement made history with Microsoft taking back control of the flight simulator franchise and developing a new platform capable of using the latest computer hardware, software, and systems.  We see MSFS as an "evergreen" simulator which means that Microsoft can continue to develop, enhance, and upgrade the platform without changing the name.  Microsoft Flight Simulator (MSFS) will remain the name no matter what new version is released.  To be honest this saves us admin time too!

MSFS was officially released to the public on August 18th, 2020 on various platforms including the official Microsoft Store, Steam, and in Europe was made available in a boxed edition.  Why they chose Europe for the boxed edition nobody knows - perhaps the Microsoft CDN was a bit slow for European customers or perhaps Aerosoft just wanted to strike a deal with the MSFS team and they went with it.

This latest version of Microsoft Flight Simulator is truly groundbreaking and stunning in detail.  We will cover as much as we can in this news section including product reviews, features, guides, and videos.

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Editor's selection articles last updated Wed, 17 Apr 2024 12:26:46 GMT

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FSDreamTeam's GSX Pro: Latest Advancements for MSFS

Posted on Sun, 17 Dec 2023 20:40:50 GMT

In the constantly evolving world of flight simulation, GSX Pro has emerged as a game-changer, especially with its latest updates for Microsoft Flight Simulator (MSFS). This article delves into the recent enhancements that GSX Pro has introduced, focusing on their impact on cargo operations and overall user experience.

PMDG: 737 Updates and Sneak Peek at Boeing 777 for MSFS

Posted on Sat, 16 Dec 2023 22:47:00 GMT

Delving into the latest advancements in flight simulation, this article spotlights PMDG's recent updates to the Boeing 737 and offers a tantalizing preview of the Boeing 777 within the Microsoft Flight Simulator (MSFS) environment. From refined technical details to anticipated future developments, join us as we explore how PMDG continues to push the boundaries of realism and functionality in the world of flight simulation.

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024: A Detailed Analysis

Posted on Fri, 16 Jun 2023 22:32:02 GMT

In the dynamic world of flight simulation, few announcements have been as exciting, or as unexpected, as the unveiling of Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024. Beyond being a mere upgrade or expansion of the 2020 edition, this is a brand-new addition to the long-respected Microsoft Flight Simulator series. It promises to leverage cutting-edge technologies, such as advanced machine learning and graphics, to bring us the most immersive and sophisticated flight simulation experience ever.

Fenix Simulations' A320 V2 Update: Unseen Features and Performance Enhancements

Posted on Fri, 12 May 2023 20:02:31 GMT

Flight simulation enthusiasts and those keeping a close watch on the developments from Fenix Simulations have been eager for updates on the A320 V2 project. We're here to dive deeper into the recent information shared by the team and explore what these advancements might mean for Microsoft Flight Simulator users.

Microsoft Flight Simulator System Requirements: A Complete Guide

Posted on Mon, 17 Apr 2023 12:21:14 GMT

Welcome, fellow aviation enthusiasts and virtual pilots, to our comprehensive guide on the system requirements for the cutting-edge Microsoft Flight Simulator. As seasoned flight simulation experts, we understand the need for smooth and realistic experiences when soaring through virtual skies. In this article, we delve into the optimal system configurations and hardware requirements for various levels of graphics fidelity, ensuring you'll be equipped to navigate the breathtaking landscapes and intricate weather systems in this groundbreaking simulator.

X-Plane 12 vs Microsoft Flight Simulator: A Detailed Comparison

Posted on Sun, 16 Apr 2023 21:19:45 GMT

A complete and extensive comparison article between X-Plane 12 and Microsoft Flight Simulator (MSFS) 2020 release.  These two behemoths of next-gen simulators are testing the flight sim audience with very different features and functionality.  This article aims to help you decide which simulator is best for you based on your flight sim experience and expectations.  We have covered pretty much all aspects in this comparison article and we hope you find it insightful and interesting.

40+ Best Freeware Mods for Microsoft Flight Simulator (2020)

Posted on Tue, 28 Dec 2021 22:28:04 GMT

Without a doubt, Microsoft Flight Simulator (MSFS) 2020 is one of the most exciting flight simulators ever released.  Based on brand-new hardware and software technology, it brings at-home flight simulation up to a whole new level. And, there have been many freeware add-ons and mods that have been made available for it since its release.

20+ Best Microsoft Flight Simulator (MSFS) 2020 Payware Add-ons

Posted on Sun, 09 May 2021 20:26:59 GMT

There are plenty of freeware add-ons for Microsoft Flight Simulator (MSFS) 2020, of that there is no doubt. There are also, however, plenty of payware add-ons available too. And if you going to part with your hard-earned cash, you want to know what’s out there and what you get for your money.

Microsoft Flight Simulator (2020) Review By a Flight Sim Professional

Posted on Thu, 22 Oct 2020 19:19:36 GMT

OK, we waited over half of 2020 for it, and then finally on August 18th Microsoft Flight Simulator (MSFS) 2020 was unleashed to the general public, allowing us to finally experience those previous samples and teasers in full.

New Microsoft Flight Simulator MSFS (FS2020): The Ultimate Guide

Posted on Mon, 10 Jun 2019 00:36:11 GMT

Announced by Microsoft at Electronic Entertainment Expo 2019 (E3 2019) is their new flight simulator package set for release in 2020 for both PC and Xbox.