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Microsoft Flight Simulator Sim Update 8 & Antonov AN-2 Get New Release Date; Bücker Bü 131 Released; Beaver Gets New Screenshot

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Microsoft Flight Simulator Sim Update 8 & Antonov AN-2 Get New Release Date; Bücker Bü 131 Released; Beaver Gets New Screenshot

Today we have plenty of news about Microsoft Flight Simulator, both on the first-party and third-party fronts.

We learn from the official development update that the release date for Sim Update 8 has been changed from the previously scheduled February 22 to March 1.

The much-awaited Antonov An-2 by AT Simulations will also be released on the same day directly under Microsoft’s banner.

The update also revealed that the Bücker Bü 131 Jungmann by Lionheart Creations has been released on the official marketplace for $24.99.

The aircraft is scheduled to launch on other storefronts as well, like Just Flight, Simmarket, Aerosoft, and more, but it’s not available there yet.

Update: it appears that at the moment of this writing, the marketplace update has not gone live yet. If you can’t find the Jungmann, hold fast, as it should appear later today.

We also get a single new screenshot of the DHC-2 Beaver by MilViz, showcasing the seaplane variant.

More images come from Gate15Scenery, which released new work-in-progress images of its Nanki–Shirahama Airport (RJBD) in Japan. This time around, we take a look at the nearby police station.

Last, but not least, we get a bit of a tease from Aeroplane Heaven. In the comments of a Facebook post in which the developer announced the end of development for a couple of obsolete simulators, they confirmed that a Sud Aviation Caravelle is in development.

While they did not specify the platform, the developer has released aircraft exclusively for Microsoft Flight Simulator as of late, so it’s likely that we’ll be able to enjoy the French-made vintage airliner at some point in the future.

Recently, we published our latest interview with head of Microsoft Flight Simulator Jorg Neumann and we heard more about Microsoft’s plans for the next few months, including World Update Australia.

If you’d like to read more about Microsoft Flight Simulator add-ons, you can enjoy our recent reviews of the Twin OtterAuckland International AirportSkiathos AirportAthens International AirportBergamo Orio al Serio AirportAmami AirportBristol AirportMarrakech Menara AirportGreat Britain CentralTehran Imam Khomeini Airport, Moscow Sheremetyevo AirportShanghai Pudong AirportKraków AirportFukuoka City & AirportFort Lauderdale Airport, Chongqing City & AirportManila AirportSantiago Airport, the Frankfurt City PackKey West Airportthe Okavango DeltaBali AirportLondon Oxford AirportBerlin Brandenburg Airport, the CRJ 550/700, the PA-28R Arrow IIIKristiansand Airport, Macau City & AirportBonaire Flamingo AirportMilano Linate Airport, the Singapore City PackTokyo Narita AirportYao Airport, the F-15 Eagle, the Paris City PackGreater Moncton AirportTweed New Haven AirportSantorini AirportSydney AirportHelsinki-Vantaa AirportReggio Calabria Airport, Bastia Poretta AirportMunich Airport, Paris Orly AirportNewcastle International AirportSankt Johann AirfieldDublin 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 Xbox Series X|S.

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