Microsoft is celebrating the 40th anniversary of Microsoft Flight Simulator, the company’s longest-running game franchise, with the release of an expanded edition of the game.
This new edition introduces helicopters, gliders and a bunch of classic aircraft to the game. The world premiere trailer announcing the new edition showcases the return of aircraft from previous Microsoft Flight Simulator games, including the Spirit of Saint Louis monoplane, the Emerald Harbor Air commercial aircraft, the NR77V race plane, and more. All of them will be available in this new Anniversary Edition of the game.
In addition to the Microsoft Flight Simulator 40th Anniversary Edition reveal, Microsoft also revealed that the Pelican from Halo Infinite is now available as a free add-on to the base version of the game. Personally, we can’t wait to fly over London in a Pelican, it certainly beats a traditional commercial ocean liner. Check out the trailer and the aircraft in action below:
The 40th Anniversary Edition of Microsoft Flight Simulator will be released in November 2022 for Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and PC. It will be available on Xbox Game Pass on day one, but will also be free for anyone who already owns Microsoft Flight Simulator (2020).