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Microsoft Flight Simulator Gets Gorgeous Trailer Showing South & Central America; New Patch Released

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Microsoft Flight Simulator Gets Gorgeous Trailer Showing South & Central America; New Patch Released

Today Microsoft and Asobo Studios released a brand new trailer of Microsoft Flight Simulator and a new update.

Today Microsoft and Asobo Studios released a brand new trailer of Microsoft Flight Simulator and a new update.

The trailer is the latest of the “Around the World Tour” series, this time around bringing us to several locations of South America, Central American, and the Caribbean.

On top of that, we also got a new update that brought several tweaks and fixes. You can find the full patch notes at the bottom of the post. Incidentally, the patch also introduced a Halloween-themed landing challenge that you can watch here.

During an event yesterday the developers shared a lot of details about future planstalked about the success of the simulator defining it as a “thriving platform,” and detailed the upcoming world update focusing on the United States.

If you want to learn more about Microsoft Flight Simulator, you can check out our review that will tell you everything you need to know about Asobo Studio’s new and groundbreaking game.

Microsoft Flight Simulator is already available for Windows 10 and Steam. An Xbox version is also planned sometime in the next year.

You can also check out our growing guide wiki that includes more information to help you get started in the game.

PLANES

  • Improved sensitivity and twitchiness of control surfaces for the Daher TBM 930, Cessna 152, Cessna 152 Aerobat, Cessna 172 classic and Cessna 172 G1000
  • Improved autopilot behavior for pitch management, altitude capture and stability for Cessna 208 B Grand Caravan EX, Cessna Citation Longitude, Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental and Daher TBM 930
  • Fixed Zlin Shock Ultra caution amber light which was always on
  • Fixed Cirrus SR22 windshield deicing not working
  • Fixed Cessna 152 flood light always ON during tutorials
  • Fixed aircraft avionics screens going blank in certain conditions
  • Fixed Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner APU fault light behavior
  • Unlocking longitudinal position of elevator to allow for “Canard” airplanes

UI

  • Press any key to start screen is now automatically skipped at launch
  • Option added to the Misc menu to switch between Metric and US standard units
  • Performances has been improved in plane selection menu and marketplace
  • The TrackIR can be enabled/disabled in the camera panel during flight
  • Cockpit tooltips can now be deactivated in the Accessibility options menu

WEATHER

  • Metar data refresh issue has been fixed

INSTALLATION MANAGER

  • Solved several installation issues that were affecting edge cases
  • We now display the download speed and amount of packages that are being downloaded

INPUT

  • Support for Thrustmaster TCA Quadrant Airbus Edition
  • Ability to move the origin of the sensitivity curve and change the sensitivity value on both side of the origin
  • Fix input values when using deadzones

ACTIVITY

  • All Landing challenge scores should now be properly tracked in the leaderboards

MARKETPLACE

  • Quality of life updates for the marketplace

WORLD

  • Motion blur has been added
  • New temporal anti-aliasing (TAA) has been implemented
  • The temporal upsampling has been fixed (when TAA is active with the render scale below 100%)
  • Night lighting has been improved
  • Water night reflections have been added
  • Huge hole in Brazil has been fixed

KNOWN ISSUES

  • VNAV can overshoot the climb speed. Disconnecting the AP after take off and re engaging it will limit the overshoot impact
  • The Cessna Citation Longitude can be slightly below the glide slope as you get close to the airport
  • Once activated, the Switch to Mach units knob won’t return to knots on the Airbus A320neo
  • Live weather fails to save properly after restarting the game
  • UI fails to refresh after you Buy & Download any item, letting the download button appear
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