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…

MSFS multiplayer sounds awesome!

Microsoft and Asobo Studios have released episode 7 of their Feature Discovery series and this one is all about multiplayer. As with just about everything that the team has talked about so far, multiplayer for MSFS is utilizing the latest technology and bringing a scale of experience that few other companies can deliver. Here are…

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…

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…