Helicopters and gliders will arrive in Microsoft Flight Simulator on November 11, as will many iconic old planes and other airports and heliports.
We learned last June that the helicopters and gliders would arrive in Microsoft Flight Simulator, but players will likely be pleased to hear that these will be here sooner than expected. Indeed, the developer Asobo Studio had announced that these machines would appear on November 22, but they will finally be available a few days before, on November 11.
Helicopters and gliders will arrive in Microsoft Flight Simulator on November 11
This date corresponds to the release date of the 40th Anniversary Edition of the game, which will be offered as a free update for anyone who has purchased Microsoft Flight Simulator. Xbox Game Pass subscribers will be able to enjoy it at no additional cost. On the same day, Asobo Studio will add another device, a device that has been highly requested by the community, an ultra-realistic airliner. Almost all buttons in the Airbus A-310 will work as expected, as announced by the head of Microsoft Flight Simulator in a post on the Xbox blog.
Just like many iconic old planes
Some old iconic planes will also be joining the game, including the 1947 Hughes H-4 Hercules, aka Spruce Goose. It is the largest seaplane and wooden plane ever built. In addition, the Spirit of St. Louis, the plane in which Charles Lindbergh made his first non-stop solo crossing of the Atlantic in May 1927, will also be available.
and other airports and heliports
All in all, Asobo will be adding 12 aircraft, four classic commercial airports, 10 glider airports, 14 helipads, and 20 missions from previous games on November 11. The studio has also rolled out its first city update to Microsoft Flight Simulator, with photogrammetry improvements for the German cities of Hannover, Dortmund, Dusseldorf, Bonn and Cologne. This update coincides with Gamescom which was held from August 19 to August 23, 2009 in Cologne.