If we had to identify one product that improved the experience in Microsoft Flight Simulator tenfold, FlyByWire’s A32NX mod for the Airbus A320 would be an extremely strong contender.
Today, the open-source group dedicated to improving the level of realism and system depths provided in the default A320 released a trailer teasing the upcoming 0.6.0 update, which will add a lot of features and tweaks greatly improving the existing package.
Of course, the fact that it’s offered entirely free (you can download it here) makes the deal even sweeter.
On top of that, the gradual introduction of new features is basically the best way for novice users to learn to fly a realistic A320.
You can see what’s on offer directly in the rather spectacular trailer. You can also check out our interview with FlyByWire’s founder.
Of course, if you feel a bit adventurous, you can check out the Experimental version, which offers even more advanced features. Personally, that’s what I fly, and I’ve never looked back. The (very) occasional issue is well-worth working around for the custom fly-by-wire systems and autopilot.
You can see it in action in the second video by yours truly, featuring an approach and landing at the new Nice Côte d’Azur Airport (LFMN) airport introduced by Microsoft for free with the latest world update.
Recently, we published our massive interview with head of Microsoft Flight Simulator Jorg Neumann, who provided a lot of new info about the present and future of the sim. Yesterday we also received lots of new details about upcoming content including two new aircraft and a world update focused on Nordic countries.
If you’d like to read more about Microsoft Flight Simulator add-ons, you can enjoy our recent reviews of the Okavango Delta, Bali Airport, London Oxford Airport, Berlin Brandenburg Airport, the CRJ 550/700, the PA-28R Arrow III, Kristiansand Airport, Macau City & Airport, Bonaire Flamingo Airport, Milano Linate Airport, the Singapore City Pack, Tokyo Narita Airport, Yao Airport, the F-15 Eagle, the Paris City Pack, Greater Moncton Airport, Tweed New Haven Airport, Santorini Airport, Sydney Airport, Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, Reggio Calabria Airport, Bastia Poretta Airport, Munich Airport, Paris Orly Airport, Newcastle International Airport, Sankt Johann Airfield, Dublin International Airport, and Seoul City Wow. We also have a beta preview of Singapore Changi airport.
If you want to learn more about the game itself, you can read our review that will tell you everything you need to know about Asobo Studio’s game.
Microsoft Flight Simulator is already available for Windows 10 and Steam and will release in summer 2021 for Xbox Series X ad Series S.