Microsoft’s Flight Simulator is getting DLSS support later this year

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If you weren’t already aware of what the Redmond tech giant has planned for its Flight Simulator game, we’re here to spill the beans.

Through a recent developer Q&A blog post, Microsoft actually announced that it’s preparing an update for the highly-popular game, which will add NVIDIA’s DLSS support.

We don’t know for sure when this is going to happen, but it will sometime later in the year, according to Redmond officials.

DLSS support coming for Flight Simulator

Specially crafted by Nvidia for their RTX-series GPUs, the technology would in fact allow players to enjoy flying while experiencing framerates that are closer to actual cruising altitude. 

Having spent that much time developing it, creators inadvertently ensured that the detailed landscapes and models will seriously test even some of the best graphic cards out there.

Thus, the addition of DLSS, about which Nvidia says it can improve framerates by over 70% when enabled, should provide either increased performance or higher levels of detail. 

If you are a Flight Simulator player, then you know that the title has received many performance-enhancing updates since its debut in August 2020, among which is support for DX12 rendering.

Asobo Studios also usually keeps a clean roadmap of progress and upcoming updates, though the DLSS addition announcement does stop short of an actual hard release date.

Some of the other updates to be deployed for the latest Flight Simulator throughout 2022 include a “new digital elevation model” and updated satellite imagery for Australia through Update 7, dropping on January 31st.

The addition of new Portugal and Spain maps with the World Update 8 should drop around the end of March. A free Top Gun: Maverick expansion pack will arrive in May 2022.

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