Flight Simulator Discovery Series 8: IFR is out!

Coming out last night for insiders and now being widely shared across the community, the latest Microsoft Flight Simulator Discovery Series, Episode 8, covers IFR or instrument flight rules flying. For many flight simmers, having a proper IFR simulation is a make or break and so this episode was widely anticipated! Let’s have a look!…

Recommended system specs for Flight Simulator are out

There’s no denying that Microsoft Flight Simulator is visually stunning. From the volumetric clouds to streamed high resolution orthographic imagery wrapped up in a new DX11 based graphics engine, MSFS has visuals that push the boundaries of what we’ve seen in flight simulation. Are those impressive visuals going to need a monster PC to make…

MSFS announces more alpha invites, Airbus A320 in alpha soon

There are a lot of fans of flying airliners in flight simulators and for those in the alpha for Microsoft Flight Simulator, they are about to get their first look at one in the new simulator very soon as the Airbus A320 Neo, introduced in the announcement trailer back in June of last year, makes…

Asobo shows MSFS screenshots, details future update plans

The latest development update for Microsoft Flight Simulator, under development by Asobo studios, has a number of updates about the sim including future update plans, new screenshots, and a note about some update delays. We’re also getting to see more and more of the GUI for the sim. Let’s have a look! Update delays? The…

First Flight Simulator update of 2020 talks alpha test

This year should be a big one for flight simulation in general with the likely launch of Microsoft’s new Flight Simulator series and a return to a product title that had been abandoned for several years. This first update talks a little about the next wave of alpha testers and gives us a little insight…

Latest Flight Simulator insider video talks aerodynamics, flying

A new Insider Video has been released for Flight Simulator and the video covers an area that I was perhaps most anxious about – aerodynamics and flight modeling was the subject of this 12 minute video and its got a ton of details. Here’s a quick summary. Improving over FSX in every way Asobo Studio…

More videos from X019 on Flight Simulator

Following the latest trailer release from Microsoft Flight Simulator at the Microsoft X019 event in London, we’ve had a bunch of content come from different places. I wanted to compile some of the most interesting content for your viewing enjoyment. Interviews and more IGN did an interview with Jorg Neumann from the Microsoft team talking…

Flight Simulator is also a weather simulator

Microsoft Flight Simulator is combining a lot of very impressive features into the new sim in order to put together what appears at this point to be a revolution and groundbreaking flight simulator. Their latest Feature Discovery series, focused on their weather system is now public on YouTube for everyone to watch. Real world weather…

Will Microsoft Flight Simulator make a big impact in 2020?

I’ve been following the development of Microsoft’s new Flight Simulator title since the announcement back in June of this year. Since then we’ve learned a lot of new information about the title and the kind of tech that it’s bringing to the table to make this new sim work. There’s a lot of revolutionary stuff…