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Microsoft Flight Simulator is one of the best taken care of games around. Regular updates bring a constant stream of new features and items to the game. At its Xbox & Bethesda Showcase yesterday, Microsoft has some big announcements for Flight Sim.

Firstly, Microsoft was proudly highlighting that Flight Simulator is the company’s longest-running game franchise. In fact, the series will be celebrating its 40th anniversary in November. Microsoft published a trailer for the 40th Anniversary Edition of the game, while also providing details on what to expect.

Like other major updates, the 40th Anniversary of Microsoft Flight Simulator will be free and huge… it may be the biggest of the lot. I will be available for Xbox and PC Game Pass subscribers. Included in the update will be helicopters for the first time in the latest version of the series.  

Ahead of that major launch, Microsoft is serving an appetizer that is available right now… a partnership with Halo. Specifically, Microsoft Flight Simulator players can now access the Pelican ship from Halo Infinite and fly it in the game. Again, this is a free update that is currently available as an add-on from the marketplace within the game.

Upcoming Changes

The update is extensive, but below are the highlights:

Historical Aircraft:

  • Wright Flyer
  • Ryan NYP (“Spirit of St. Louis”)
  • Douglas DC-3
  • De Havilland Canada DHC-2-Beaver

Helicopters:

  • Bell-407
  • Guimbal Cabri G2

Gliders:

  • DG Flugzeugbau LG8-18
  • DG Flugzeugbau DG1001E neo

True-to-Life Airliner:

  • Airbus A310

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