FlightAware to fill Flight Simulator’s virtual skies with airplanes

The latest Partnership Announcement for Microsoft Flight Simulator looks set to make sure that the skies of Microsoft Flight Simulator are filled with aircraft using real world data. To do that, they are partnering with FlightAware, a data based company that supplies data to airport status billboards and to companies like Google who use that…

New insights into post launch flight planning for Flight Simulator

Microsoft’s latest partnership series update introduces is to NavBlue, owned by Airbus, that provides navigational information and will be supplying that information to the simulation at and post launch. It gives us a peek at what the simulator might be offering in the future. Let’s have a look at what we know and do a…

What we learned from Flight Simulator Dicovery Series 6: Airports

Right on schedule, Flight Simulator Discovery Series 6: Airports is out with details about how airports are built, what they are like, and what we can expect from Microsoft Flight Simulator. Lets dig into the details! Thirsty seven thousand airports This is the number that Sven Mestas, Lead Game Designer from Asobo Studio quoted as…

More testers, more partners for ‘Flight Simulator’

Microsoft’s promotion of the new Flight Simulator continues with a small series of updates and some interesting pieces of information coming to light as development on the new sim moves forward. We’ve learned a bit more about the alpha test invitations, the SDK and the partners that they are bringing in, and some very cool…

New Flight Simulator details audio, alpha, third party SDK

The latest Flight Simulator update is out and this week we’ve learned about what they are doing with the audio, how it will be affected by the simulation, and also a few pieces of new information about what the third party SDK will entail and how that will affect the sim going into the future….

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…

What I’m excited about for flight sims in 2020

With our first few days into 2020 I wanted to write a little bit about what I’m excited for in 2020 and the kinds of things that I’m looking to see from some of the flight sim developers this year. There’s a lot to get through so let’s get started! Flight Simulator is back The…

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…

Early look at DCS’ new clouds system

In the recent AMA over at Mudspike, it was mentioned by Matt Wagner that DCS World would be getting an upgraded cloud system. Now we have our first look at those clouds with a very early preview. Let’s have a look! New clouds! When DCS World 2.5 came out, Eagle Dynamics revised their cloud rendering…

Catching up on the latest with Flight Simulator 2020

In-case you missed it, Microsoft is back in the flight simulator game with a planned launch of Flight Simulator 2020 coming sometime next year. The announcement has certainly caused a lot of discussion in the flight sim community going from zero expectations to setting some cautiously high ones for the series. Here’s the latest! Updates…