‘Microsoft Flight Simulator’ gets anti-aliasing and DLSS in new update

Microsoft Flight Simulator received a new update that introduces a host of improvements, including long-awaited DLSS support for PC.

DLSS, which stands for deep learning super sampling, is a set of real-time image enhancement and upscaling technologies developed by Nvidia. It seeks to increase frame rates by rendering at a lower resolution than displayed and using deep learning, a type of AI, to then scale the images to be as sharp as intended. According to Nvidia, DLSS can increase frame rates by 200-300%.

Now developer Asobo Studio has released their latest sim update for Microsoft Flight Simulator which aims to provide “stability, performance, and memory usage” improvements alongside DLSS support.

The update also introduces a wake effect for moving boats, a new cloud overlay system that provides “more vertical accuracy at low altitude” to better reflect different altitudes and thicknesses when flying near the soil, as well as a number of quality of life characteristics.

Microsoft flight simulator. Credit: Asobo Studio

The VFR map has also received a lot of attention, with search bars added for navaid and airport data, and a new panel to give detailed information on search terms. A small selection of specific aircraft have had minor additions and fixes, including the Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner, Darkstar, and Beechcraft Bonanza G36.

Secondary windows can now be added to the left and right of the main window to extend the player’s field of view, especially when using multiple monitors. Fixes for weather reports, navigation and traffic issues as well as stability errors have also been implemented in the new update.

Players can read the full patch notes for the update on the Flight simulator website.

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