Microsoft unveils a 40th anniversary edition of Flight Simulator

To celebrate forty years of its famous Flight Simulator game, Microsoft is offering a pretty nice expansion. Older than Super Mario Bros, the title – marketed by Redmond in 1982 – is still a hit. We would like to take this opportunity to remember that the Apple II had also in 1979 restored its FS1 Flight Simulator designed by Bruce Artwick (creator of the concept) and subLOGIC.

A terrible update for the 40th anniversary!

This Special edition will include: four classic commercial airports, ten glider airports, twelve new aircraft (including seven historic ones), fourteen helipads, twenty classic missions from the franchise’s past. It will be possible to use aircraft from previous iterations. Note that most of them are designed by third-party developers, such as IniBuilds (for Airbus 310), MilViz, Bluemesh or even Airplane Heave.

Regarding newswe note in the category historic aircraft : Wright Flyer, Curtiss JN-4 Jenny, Ryan NYP (Spirit of St. Louis), Douglas DC-3, Grumman G-21 Goose, 1947 Havilland DHC-2 Beaver, Hughes H-4 Hercules. On the helicopter side Bell-407 and Guimbal Cabri G2. And for planters, DG Flugzeugbau LG8-18 and DG Flugzeugbau DG1001E neo. And for airliners, the Airbus A310!

Distributed through thirteen variations Since the beginning, the graphics have naturally evolved with time and technology. The title is now available on Xbox One, Xbox Series, PC and even in cloud game on any possible medium (smartphone, tablet or connected TV). The latest version thus has a total of thousands of airports, around thirty planes, real-time weather, day and night flight, but also an extremely realistic world model.

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