Microsoft Flight Simulator Releases Global Update VIII: Spain, Portugal, Gibraltar, and Andorra

Experience the breathtaking splendor of the Iberian Peninsula with the latest global update of Microsoft Flight Simulator

Start exploring the coastal corners of the Mediterranean and the Atlantic, the heights of the Pyrenees and the legendary architecture of cities like Lisbon and Madrid with World Update VIII: Spain, Portugal, Gibraltar and Andorra. Fly over the Basilica of the Sagrada Familia to appreciate its architectural details, admire the innovation of the Segovia Aqueduct and the richness of the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia.

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On Microsoft Flight Simulator World Update VIII, this region has been enhanced with a variety of new high-resolution geographic enhancements, including elevation data, photogrammetry, and aerial imagery for a stunning experience. This update includes four handcrafted airports, 99 custom Points of Interest (POIs), four Jungle Journeys, four new Discovery Flights, and five new Landing Challenges.

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World Update VIII: Spain, Portugal, Andorra and Gibraltar is available for FREE to all owners of Microsoft Flight Simulator. Update your simulator, download World Update VIII and take off to experience the treasures of this wonderful European kingdom from above! Heaven is calling!

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Microsoft Flight Simulator is available for Xbox Series X|S and PC with Xbox Game Pass, PC Game Pass, Windows 10/11 and Steam, as well as Xbox One and compatible mobile phones, tablets and devices. Lower Spec PC through Xbox Cloud Gaming.

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An Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription is required to play in the cloud. Availability of cloud gaming varies by region and Microsoft Flight Simulator can be played anywhere cloud gaming is supported.

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Explore the beauty of Spain, Portugal, Andorra and Gibraltar today at Microsoft Flight Simulator. Heaven is calling!

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Microsoft Flight Simulator: Game of the Year Standard Edition

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Microsoft Flight Simulator Game of the Year (GOTY) Standard Edition celebrates all the positive feedback, reviews, and awards earned, but it’s also a “Thank You” to our fans, new and old, who have made Microsoft Flight Simulator such a phenomenon. . Microsoft Flight Simulator Standard Game of the Year Edition includes 25 highly detailed aircraft with unique flight models and 38 hand-crafted airports. This enhanced edition introduces simmers to five all-new aircraft, eight new handcrafted airports, six new Discovery flights, new tutorials, and weather system updates. The five new handcrafted aircraft in Microsoft Flight Simulator include: • Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet: Our first military jet and a highly requested feature from the community. The Top Gun: Maverick expansion will ship with the movie next spring, but we wanted to give simmers a chance to test their need for speed this holiday season. • VoloCity: We are partnering with the well-known German company Volocopter, which is working on an eVTOL called “VoloCity”, a vision for an urban air taxi. We worked closely with the Volocopter engineering team to develop an authentic version of the prototype aircraft for the simulator. This is our first aircraft that can perform precise landings and is a preview of what you can expect in 2022 when we intend to launch helicopters into the simulator. • Pilatus PC-6 Porter – This legendary short take-off and landing (STOL) utility aircraft is a highly versatile aircraft from Switzerland and comes in several cockpits, cabins and landing gear variations. It is the result of our close collaboration with the manufacturer and the development efforts of famed developers Hans Hartmann and Alexander Metzger resulting in a cool and fun new aircraft with exceptional simulator capabilities. • CubCrafters NX Cub – Yakima-based CubCrafters recently introduced a nosewheel option for its flagship CC-19 XCub aircraft, popularly known as the NX Cub, which we are pleased to introduce to the flight simulator audience to further enhance our flight options in the jungle and outside the airport. . • Aviat Pitts Special S1S – One of our most popular aircraft has a single seat option with the launch of this aircraft. New Airports: We will be adding eight craft airports in Central Europe and the United States: • Germany o Leipzig/Halle Airport (EDDP) o Allgäu Memmingen Airport (EDJA) o Kassel Airport (EDVK) •Switzerland o Lugano Airport (LSZA) o Zurich Airport (LSZH) o Luzern-Beromunster Airport (LSZO) •United States o Patrick Space Force Base (KCOF) o Marine Corps Air Station Miramar (KNKX) Game of the Year release adds information on 545 airports that were previously lacking in the United States. New Missions – Based on the popularity of the recently introduced Discovery Flights, we are adding six additional locations (Helsinki, Freiburg im Breisgau, Mecca, Monument Valley, Singapore, and Mount Cook) to this popular series. New Tutorials – To further expand the onboarding experience, we’re adding 14 new tutorials, introducing simmers to Bush Flight (in an Icon A5) and IFR (in a Cessna 172). New Features: We are also pleased to introduce several highly requested features from the community: an updated weather system, early access to DX12, and a developer mode playback system. New Photogrammetry Cities: As part of our ongoing collaboration with Bing Maps, we are pleased to add a number of new photogrammetry cities: Helsinki (Finland), Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany), Brighton, Derby, Eastbourne, Newcastle and Nottingham (UK). ). ) and Utrecht (The Netherlands). Microsoft Flight Simulator Standard Game of the Year Edition will be available as a free update for PC and Xbox Series X|S owners. For new users, the GOTY Standard Edition is the perfect entry point into flight simulation, offering an even richer experience, and will be the item you buy when we retire the original. Invite your friends to experience the wonders of flight. Heaven is calling!