Reno-Air-Races-Flight-Simulator-Microsoft

Microsoft Flight Simulator took to the skies on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S in July, bringing the visually impressive games to consoles. Microsoft is now looking to the horizon and it seems there are clear skies ahead, and if you look out the window to your left, you will see a bunch of upcoming updates.

First up is the World Update VI, a free monster release that will bring a host of new features to Microsoft Flight Simulator. Microsoft will launch the update via the Flight Sim marketplace on September 7.

Features landing on the World Update VI include new 3D cities Austria, Germany, and Switzerland, high-resolution elevation maps, and new aerial imagery.

Advertisement

Apart from that update, Microsoft is also planning “Local Legends”, which is a series of updates for famous aircraft. These will be available as DLCs and the first will including the German 1930s aircraft the Junkers JU-52.

Microsoft is also planning a fall update to tire into the theatrical release of Top Gun: Maverick, with free DLC content from the movies.

Also coming soon are new aircraft including air taxis and Volocopter. Finally, some racing comes to Microsoft Flight Simulator from Reno Air Races. This will drop later in the Fall.

No PC Update

Last month we reported on a hugely important update arriving for PC players, but not on consoles.

Microsoft is improving the look and feel of the game. For example, major performance gains and improvements to how Flight Sim uses memory on GPUs and CPUs.

Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available  Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S consoles, reaching the current generation consoles following a PC launch last year.

Tip of the day: Due to the various problems that arise with microphones, it can often be necessary to perform a mic test, but those wondering how to hear yourself on mic in Windows 10 are often left stumped. Microsoft’s OS doesn’t make it especially intuitive to listen to microphone playback or play the microphone through speakers. In our tutorial we show you how to hear yourself on mic with just a few clicks.

Advertisement