During its Xbox Games Showcase, Microsoft has announced that, in celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the Microsoft Flight Simulator franchise, the 2020 game will be getting a new 40th Anniversary Edition.
Microsoft Flight Simulator‘s 40th Anniversary Edition is a free update, introducing new aircraft types from older Flight Simulator games like Microsoft Flight Simulator X and Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004: A Century of Flight.
Many of the aircraft coming to the game were developed by Microsoft in collaboration with third-party developers, including iniSimulations, MilViz, Bluemesh, and Aeroplane Heaven, among others. The “Spirit of St. Louis” is also coming to Microsoft Flight Simulator 40th Anniversary Edition.
Alongside a list of real-world aircrafts, Microsoft Flight Simulator is also getting the Pelican from Halo Infinite as a flyable aircraft. It is available for free in the in-game marketplace.
Here’s a complete list of aircrafts coming to Microsoft Flight Simulator 40th Anniversary Edition:
- Wright Flyer
- Ryan NYP (“Spirit of St. Louis”)
- Douglas DC-3
- De Havilland Canada DHC-2-Beaver
- Guimbal Cabri G2
- DG Flugzeugbau LG8-18
- DG Flugzeugbau DG1001E neo
- Airbus A310