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- The Game of the Year edition for this popular game is coming next month.
- Creators are also hosting a Windows 11 themed event during the launch.
- Fid the 11 Easter eggs spread throughout the map in five new planes models.
- The new content is free for those who already own the game on PC and Xbox.
After abandoning the franchise for several years, Microsoft decided to team up with Asobo Studio and launched Flight Simulator in 2020.
In the meantime, the now highly popular game also became available on the latest generation consoles, the Xbox Series X/S.
The latest news to come out of Redmond is that Microsoft Flight Simulator: Game of the Year Edition will be launching next month with a collection of upgrades.
Discover the Windows 11 Easter eggs in the game
Asobo Studio announced a special event that involves both the game and Microsoft’s latest operating system.
From today until November 18th, there are 11 landmarks around the world that will be lit up in Windows Blue.
Creators won’t reveal what those landmarks are, so it sounds like it’s up to the community to find them. In addition, the EXTRA 330LT is getting a Windows 11 livery as part of this event.
The Game of the Year Edition will become available starting November 18th and will add five aircraft to the game.
One of these new aircraft is the Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet, which is also the first military jet being added to the game ahead of next year’s Top Gun: Maverick expansion.
The other models being added are pretty awesome too and include the VoloCity, Pilatus PC-6 Porter, CubCrafters NX Cub, and the Aviat Pitts Special S1S.
Furthermore, eight entirely new handcrafted airports from Germany, Switzerland, and the United States will be added to the game.
Therefore, players will be able to visit Leipzig/Halle (EDDP), Allgäu Airport Memmingen (EDJA), Kassel (EDVK), Lugano (LSZA), Zurich (LSZH), Luzern-Beromunster (LSZO), Patrick Space Force Base (KCOF) and Marine Corps Air Station Miramar (KNKX) from the United States.
Let’s not forget about the new missions, tutorials, updated weather systems, early DX12 support, and new photogrammetry cities.
The Game of the Year content will be free for those who already own Microsoft Flight Simulator on PC and Xbox Series X/S, so pretty much a win-win situation.
Also, remember to check out the latest hardware, developed while collaborating with top aeronautical engineers and pilots, among which the Velocity One, and the Xbox Recon controllers.
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