CNBC Article Regarding Microsoft Flight Simulator (2020)

News organization CNBC has published an interesting article regarding the recent Microsoft Flight Simulator (2020) announcement. The story includes some general background information as well as quotations and perspectives from various industry insiders including Reed Stough (REX Game Studios), Winfried Diekmann (Aerosoft), Austin Meyer (Laminar Research), and Robert Ferraro (PC Aviator). Certainly worth a read, check out the article by Jordan Novet titled, “Microsoft’s Flight Simulator reveal this month shocked fanatics who hadn’t seen an upgrade in 13 years.” Keep … Read More

Microsoft Issues Statement Regarding New Flight Simulator

Microsoft has officially issued a statement regarding the recent Flight Simulator (2020) announcement. The statement clarifies several critical items and formally confirms support of third party content. Read the complete press release below. ————————— This sentence from Leonardo da Vinci embodies the driving force behind the Microsoft Flight Simulator team. And while all of us have our own personal associations with flight, the entire team is committed to the singular goal of capturing the artistry, mastery, and essence of flying. … Read More

Flight Sim Labs, General Development Update and More

Flight Sim Labs has posted a general development update regarding various ongoing projects as well as other relevant topics such as the recent Microsoft Flight Simulator announcement and changes to eCcommerce processing. First, with respect to ongoing aircraft development, Flight Sim Labs separates this information by project. ————————— Airbus A321-X “Work continues on the A321-X – we will provide a separate announcement with more details on exciting new features and new functionality as time goes by, but we think the … Read More

Microsoft’s Executive VP of Gaming Comments Regarding Flight Simulator Announcement

As part of a recent interview with PC Gamer, Phil Spencer, Microsoft’s Executive VP of Gaming provided some insight into the recent Microsoft Flight Simulator announcement. The interview discusses some of the lead up and thinking behind the project as well as various technical items. For example, the program has access to 2 petabytes of geographical data that is seamlessly stitched using Azure AI. Anyways, instead of paraphrasing, it’s best to read the original article. Please note, the link jumps … Read More

PMDG Discusses Microsoft Flight Simulator Announcement

Following the announcement of Microsoft Flight Simulator at E3, Robert Randazzo of PMDG has shared his perspective regarding the news (as well as PMDG’s official approach toward the platform). To avoid any miscommunication, the complete post has been included below. ————————— [12JUN19] PMDG and the Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 Question by Robert Randazzo Captains, I want to put some initial thoughts out there in order to firmly set expectations with respect to PMDG’s development agenda and the just announced Microsoft … Read More

Microsoft Announces New Flight Simulator

In a surprise announcement, Microsoft has announced a new version of Flight Simulator for PC, Xbox, and Xbox Game Pass. According to the description alongside the launch trailer, “Coming 2020, Microsoft Flight Simulator is the next generation of one of the most beloved simulation franchises. From light planes to wide-body jets, fly highly detailed and stunning aircraft in an incredibly realistic world. Create your flight plan and fly anywhere on the planet. Enjoy flying day or night and face realistic, … Read More

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