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PostRe: Microsoft Flight Simulator (PC, Xbox, Game Pass)
by KK » Wed Aug 18, 2021 2:18 pm

Win a Custom Microsoft Flight Simulator Gaming PC with Microsoft Rewards

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Microsoft have announced that they're giving one lucky winner a custom gaming PC inspired by Microsoft Flight Simulator, available now on PC and Xbox, plus an ASUS gaming monitor and a 12 month subscription of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. Designed after a plane engine, this impressive desktop PC combines the power of an Intel i9-11900KF processor and a whopping 64 GB of RAM so you can play all the latest titles at the highest performance settings possible. Equipped with a robust Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 24 GB graphics card and a 32" ASUS TUF Gaming VG32VQ gaming monitor, experience all your games in stunning graphic fidelity in one place with plenty of power to spare.

This sweepstakes ends September 22, 2021 and costs 200 MS points to enter.

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PostRe: Microsoft Flight Simulator (PC, Xbox, Game Pass)
by Bertie » Wed Aug 18, 2021 3:09 pm

Does it come in the turbine as well? Might need to live in the garden.

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PostRe: Microsoft Flight Simulator (PC, Xbox, Game Pass)
by Cuttooth » Wed Aug 18, 2021 3:46 pm

Decent cooling solution at least.

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PostRe: Microsoft Flight Simulator (PC, Xbox, Game Pass)
by Monkey Man » Tue Aug 24, 2021 6:26 pm


World Update VI

Our latest World Update celebrates the region of Germany, Austria and Switzerland. New aerial imagery, high-resolution elevation maps and several brand-new 3D cities in Germany, Basel in Switzerland, Graz and Vienna in Austria are drastically enhancing the visuals of these three countries and the beautiful mountain-ranges of the Alps. The team has also hand-crafted about 100 famous locations (points of interest, or POIs) and several airports like Lübeck, Stuttgart, Klagenfurt and St. Gallen. The update also includes new discovery flights, landing challenges and bush trips that take simmers across this beautiful region of our planet. World Update VI will be available for download in the in-sim marketplace free-of-charge on September 7th.




Local Legend I: Junkers JU-52

The team is also proud to announce a new series of releases called “Local Legends” that will frequently coincide with World Updates. These aircrafts are famous in the region of the world update, but often are not as well known to a worldwide audience. For World Update VI, we chose a famous German plane from 1930 called the Junkers JU-52.

In Germany, the Junkers JU-52 is lovingly called “Tante JU” or “Aunt JU.” The team has gone to great lengths to recreate the plane as authentically and accurately as possible. We scanned the entire plane with a high-resolution digital scanner to achieve an extremely high level of detail and accuracy. We were fortunate to have the support of Bernd Junkers, the grandson of the original designer, Hugo Junkers, and also worked with an organization that preserves one of the last surviving examples of this famous plane. To ensure complete accuracy, we consulted with one of the few pilots who flew one of the last Junkers JU-52. The Junkers JU-52 will be available in the simulator on September 7th for $14.99.




Volocopter

While the “Local Legends” series celebrates the history of aviation, Microsoft Flight Simulator is also working with organizations around the world that are shaping the future of aviation. We have partnered with Volocopter, a fascinating German company creating one of the most exciting new aircraft in the world, an eVTOL (electric vertical take-off and landing) air taxi for urban flights called “VoloCity”. In collaboration with the team at Volocopter, we are integrating their electric air taxis and incorporating Volocopter’s vision for urban air mobility city operations into Microsoft Flight Simulator. The VoloCity air taxi represents our first step toward the introduction of one of the widely-requested aircraft – helicopters! The VoloCity air taxi will release in November of this year.




Reno Air Races

Finally, we are excited to announce our partnership with RARA (the Reno Air Racing Association) to bring the famous STIHL National Championship Air Races, the world’s fastest motorsport, to Microsoft Flight Simulator. Many of the planes can fly up to 500 mph at an altitude between 50 ft and 250 ft above ground. The Reno Air Races represent the first major expansion for Microsoft Flight Simulator. Simmers will now be able to race against their friends or pilots from around the world with the addition of competitive multiplayer to the sim. The Reno Air Races expansion pack will be available this Fall.

https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2021/08/24/ ... r-updates/

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PostRe: Microsoft Flight Simulator (PC, Xbox, Game Pass)
by Finiarél » Sun Aug 29, 2021 8:35 pm

Bit mad flying through America right now.

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PostRe: Microsoft Flight Simulator (PC, Xbox, Game Pass)
by Memento Mori » Mon Aug 30, 2021 6:21 pm

I flew through the hurricane on Sunday. It looked incredible.

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PostRe: Microsoft Flight Simulator (PC, Xbox, Game Pass)
by Monkey Man » Sat Sep 04, 2021 6:55 pm

Microsoft Flight Simulator's Top Gun expansion delayed to line-up with Top Gun: Maverick movie's revised May 2022 release

https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021 ... 22-release

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PostRe: Microsoft Flight Simulator (PC, Xbox, Game Pass)
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PostRe: Microsoft Flight Simulator (PC, Xbox, Game Pass)
by Monkey Man » Tue Oct 19, 2021 5:41 pm



Out Nov 18, free update includes New Aircraft, New Airports, New Missions, New Tutorials, New Features and New Photogrammetry Cities.

https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2021/10/19/ ... r-edition/



Also out on 18th Nov -

The Reno Air Races: Full Collection offers 40 officially licensed aircraft, including 10 North American P-51 Mustangs, 10 North American T-6 Texans, 10 Aero L-39 Albatros’, and 10 Aviat Pitts Special S1S. Among them are many famous “Gold” champions like Miss America, Strega, Voodoo, Baron’s Revenge, Radial Velocity, Six-Cat, American Spirit, and Pipsqueak, and many of the other top racers. All these amazing aircraft and the full online racing experience are included, all for $59.99.

For those who just want to get their feet wet and race with their friends, the Reno Air Races: Expansion Pack is a great entry point. It includes the exhilarating online multiplayer racing experience along with four highly detailed starter aircraft: a North American T-6 Texan, a North American P-51 Mustang, an Aero L-39 Albatros, and an Aviat Pitts Special S1S, all for $19.99.

https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2021/10/19/ ... ease-date/

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PostRe: Microsoft Flight Simulator (PC, Xbox, Game Pass)
by Photek » Thu Nov 18, 2021 4:35 pm

It's €20? :|

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PostRe: Microsoft Flight Simulator (PC, Xbox, Game Pass)
by rinks » Thu Nov 18, 2021 6:21 pm

And that's for the basic version.

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PostRe: Microsoft Flight Simulator (PC, Xbox, Game Pass)
by Xeno » Thu Nov 18, 2021 6:32 pm

SOP for flight sims, they give you some spanglies then start charging real money for the good stuff.

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PostRe: Microsoft Flight Simulator (PC, Xbox, Game Pass)
by Monkey Man » Thu Nov 18, 2021 7:45 pm

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PostRe: Microsoft Flight Simulator (PC, Xbox, Game Pass)
by Monkey Man » Tue Feb 01, 2022 7:26 am



Flight Simulator launches Australia-focused World Update with another gorgeous trailer

Out today on Xbox and PC.

World Update 7 - which follows similar geographical makeovers for Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Japan, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK, and the United States - is available now on Xbox and PC, bringing with it updated satellite imagery, a new digital elevation model, four new airports (plus increased detail for over 100 others), 94 new custom points of interest, and 16 new activities.

On the airport front, Flight Simulator players can now admire new handcrafted versions of Longreach (YLRE), Mount Beauty (YMBT), Paraburdoo (YPBO), and Shellharbour (YSHL). As for those points of interest, Asobo hasn't released a full list, but a significant number of them - ranging from iconic manmade structures to stunning natural phenomenon - get an airing in the glorious new World Update 7 trailer above.

Rounding out today's free update are those aforementioned new activities, giving players the option to embark on five new Bush Trips - Tasmania, Southeastern Australia, Northwestern Kimberly Coast, Great Barrier Reef, and Sea to Desert - plus Landing Challenges around Brisbane, Shellharbour, Mount Hotham, Katoomba, and Mabuiag. New Discovery Flights, meanwhile, serve up beautiful vistas across the Gold Coast, Sydney, Perth, Darwin, Melbourne, and Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

To take get stuck into World Update 7, you'll first need to update your game then head to the in-game Marketplace to download the Australia content.

Looking ahead, Asobo has already announced that Flight Simulator's next World Update - focused on Iberia, including Portugal and Spain - will arrive in March, while the free Top Gun: Maverick expansion, which was originally expected to launch last year, will now arrive in May. Beyond that, expect at least four more World updates in 2022, various new Sim Updates, DLSS support, and, of course, helicopters.

https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2022 ... us-trailer

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PostRe: Microsoft Flight Simulator (PC, Xbox, Game Pass)
by Monkey Man » Tue Mar 01, 2022 8:40 pm


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PostRe: Microsoft Flight Simulator (PC, Xbox, Game Pass)
by Monkey Man » Thu Mar 24, 2022 1:57 pm



Free update available today! Experience the splendor of the Iberian Peninsula like never before in Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Explore coastal nooks of the Mediterranean and Atlantic, the heights of the Pyrenees, and the legendary architecture of Lisbon and Madrid with World Update VIII: Spain, Portugal, Gibraltar, and Andorra. This beautiful region has been enhanced with a variety of new, high resolution geographic improvements, including elevation data, photogrammetry, and aerial imagery. The update also includes four handcrafted airports, 99 custom points of interest, and 13 new activities: four bush trips, four fresh discovery flights, and five new landing challenges.

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PostRe: Microsoft Flight Simulator (PC, Xbox, Game Pass)
by LewisD » Thu Mar 24, 2022 6:51 pm

Any sign of helicopters soon?

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PostRe: Microsoft Flight Simulator (PC, Xbox, Game Pass)
by Monkey Man » Mon May 02, 2022 12:13 pm

The developers of Flight Simulator held a Q&A session last week. Asobo Studio's executive producer Martial Bossard stated that DLSS 2.0 and FSR 1.0 support is planned for release as part of Update 10 in July. Work on FSR 2.0 support is underway.

Asobo didn't provide an ETA on FSR 2.0 support, suggesting that a release as part of Update 10 was not likely, but Bossard did say that FSR 2.0 should come 'soon'.

Asobo confirmed that DLSS 2.0 support is due to be included with Update 10. It was revealed that there are still niggles to be worked out with issues around some animated textures and water surfaces, though it's believed these will be sorted out in time to make the planned inclusion in Update 10

https://www.pcgamer.com/microsoft-fligh ... with-dlss/

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PostRe: Microsoft Flight Simulator (PC, Xbox, Game Pass)
by Memento Mori » Tue May 03, 2022 11:56 am

DLSS!

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PostRe: Microsoft Flight Simulator (PC, Xbox, Game Pass)
by Preezy » Tue May 03, 2022 2:47 pm

I watched Limmy play a bit of this, doing a flight from Glasgow to London City Airport at night in real-time. Took him about an hour and a half. He managed to land it after about 5 failed attempts and fly-arounds, but the overarching theme was that he "cannae see a bastard thing" :lol:

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