Microsoft Flight Simulator: GOTY Edition will be released on November 18. The game will get an updated weather system, early access to DirectX 12 support, and new aircraft and missions. Eight HD airports and seven cities will be added, including Utrecht.
In the Game of the Year Edition From Microsoft Flight Simulator, five new aircraft can be flown: Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet, VoloCity air taxi, Pilatus PC-6 Porter, CubCrafters NX Cub and Aviat Pitts Special S1S.
Eight airports have been added to the simulator’s open world, which has been recreated in high definition. These are Leipzig/Halle Airport, Allgäu Airport Memmingen and Kassel Airport in Germany, Lugano Airport, Zurich Airport, Lucerne-Beromunster Airport from Switzerland and Patrick Space Force Base and Marine Corps Air Station Miramar from the United States. Information has also been added from 545 previously lost airports.
Microsoft is adding six new locations where Discovery flights can travel. This will soon be possible in virtual Helsinki, Freiburg im Breisgau in Germany, Mecca in Saudi Arabia, Monument Valley in the US, Singapore and Mount Cook in New Zealand. Fourteen new tutorials will also be added.
Helsinki, Freiburg im Breisgau in Germany, Brighton in Britain, Derby, Eastbourne, Newcastle and Nottingham were added as high-resolution virtual cities created with information from Bing Maps and photogrammetry. The Dutch city of Utrecht will also appear in the Game of the Year edition in this way.
This version of Flight Simulator includes all previous improvements and additions and will replace the standard version. Standard, Deluxe, and Premium Deluxe Edition players will receive GOTY Edition add-ons for free.
Microsoft also lists early access to DX12 and a dev mode restart system as new features. Details about DirectX12 support and reboot tool give Microsoft In their own words Tomorrow during Q&A.
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