Flight Simulator

FSElite Video: Overview of Microsoft Flight Simulator Multiplayer “One Shared World”

The latest Microsoft Flight Simulator introduced us to the all-new “One Shared World” where you can fly with anyone anywhere in the world. Simply connect to a massive online space and fly in real-time using real-world weather, aircraft and more. Microsoft also gave us brand new information about live AI traffic injected from real-world data sources and how technology will keep performance smooth.

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Microsoft Flight Simulator Update – March 12th

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Microsoft has published a new weekly update on their blog site, with new information on the Feature Discovery Series, Alpha Builds, SDK, and more. Feature Discovery Series Starting off with the Feature Discovery Series, last week, we were told that the team was still on track to get Episode 8 out today, but that is unfortunately not the case. Episode
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Microsoft Flight Simulator Update – February 20th, 2020

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Microsoft has released a new update on their blog website, with new updates on the Feature Discovery Series, Development Roadmap, and more. Feature Discovery Series Starting with the biggest news, Episode 6 has been released. Episode 6 covers Airports. Some of the highlights from the video are that there are over 37,000 airport in Microsoft Flight Simulator that have been
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Microsoft Flight Simulator “Let It Snow” Trailer

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An all-new trailer for Microsoft's upcoming Flight Simulator has been released entitled "Let It Snow!" The trailer, in clear reference to the huge community feedback over the past few months, indicates that a form of seasonality will indeed come with the new flight simulator. The trailer opens with the typical imagery we've seen over the past few months, before a
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Microsoft Flight Simulator Blog Update 12-Dec-2019

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Microsoft has updated its Flight Simulator blog with some brand new media and also some additional information on their Partnership Announcement Series. Furthermore, a new insiders roadmap was shared, which includes additional Discovery Series information. 

Starting with the new information from the Partnership Announcement Series, this time, Microsoft spoke to a pilot at Cubcrafters to talk about the XCub. Sebastian, CEO of Asobo Games took to the blog to talk about how the team have been fine-tuning the engine’s power curve and aircraft mass distribution for realistic handling of the aeroplane. Furthermore, the team took the chance to fly the aircraft to compare the dynamics compared to the simulator version. The test pilot who also was involved did multiple take-offs and landings on Rimrock lake, the Tieton State Airport. François, the pilot, said that he was very “happy with […] how close the simws in comparison on his usual flights out of the strip,” specifically highlighting some of the ridges in the area.

Moving onto the Insider Information, a new Development Roadmap was shared, which included information on some new Discovery Series previews. After the success of the first 4, the team now have planned out some additional entries. We can look forward to:

  • Episode 5: Sound Scape
  • Episode 6: Airports
  • Episode 7: IFR

Along with that, we can expect various other media updates and also feedback snapshots. Here’s the full new roadmap as of December 12th 2019.


Finally, the team confirmed that applications for Tech Alpha 2 have now closed. Luckily, it was confirmed that if you didn’t register your interest this time, that a new round of applications will open in Mid-January 2020. The team are actively working on ensuring as many people as possible get added to the alpha testing. As per our video interview with the team, if you are accepted, please do give them feedback to help the simulator get even better.


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Microsoft Flight Simulator Feature Discovery Series Episode 3: Aerodynamics

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As part of Microsoft's continued deployment of information via their social channels and blog, the team has released the third episode in their Feature Discovery series. This time, CEO of Asobo Studios, Sebastian Wloch, talks in-depth about the aerodynamics of the new simulator. The 12-minute video, which features fresh, never before seen footage, goes into a lot of details about
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All-New Footage from Microsoft Flight Simulator [X019]

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FSElite was invited to attend Xbox X019 in London this weekend, where we had the chance to go hands-on with the new Microsoft Flight Simulator. Along with our incredible hands-on with the new simulator, we were also supplied with great new 4K footage, all captured at 60FPS. The footage was captured and takes you around Europe to various destinations. Locations include
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Microsoft Flight Simulator – 747-8 Included & New Trailer

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Microsoft today held their first day of X019 in London, UK, and the Microsoft Flight Simulator team were there showcasing the simulator for the first time to members of the public. FSElite is on the ground at X019 gathering information from the developers and the simulator. An all-new trailer was also shared for the new simulator, which confirms that jets
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Microsoft Flight Simulator (FS2020) – September 26th Update: Feature Discovery Series Preview

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Microsoft continue to deliver on their regular Thursday updates (and earlier than usual, too) with a new update via their Microsoft Flight Simulator blog. The new update was brief and focused on introducing the new discovery series, which will focus on various elements that all community members are desperate to know more about. The blog also shared an updated time
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