Today Microsoft released the open beta version of a new relevant update for Microsoft Flight Simulator, while more news was shared by third-party developers.
The update is the open beta version of Sim Update 8, which is scheduled for an official release on March 1.
It includes a ton of improvements and you can find information on how to join here. Of course, you should keep in mind that it is a beta, so there may be issues that could negatively impact your experience.
Among the relevant changes, we find stability and (hopefully) fewer crashes to desktop, changes to weather, VR improvements, and a whole lot of changes to aircraft, including the new propellers simulation. Aircraft driven by the Live AI will also depart again after months of spawning stuck at the gates.
Last, but certainly not least, we get a big update from Orbx, which announced its roadmap for 2022.
Here’s a list:
- Landmarks Panama Canal
- “A swag of aircraft” (the models will be announced at a later time)
- Melbourne Tullamarine Airport (YMML)
- Melbourne City Pack
- Yeager Airport (KCRW)
- Fresno Airport (KFAT)
- Palm Beach Airport (KPBI)
- Phuket Airport (VTSP)
- Boise Airport (KBOI)
- Great Britain North Landmarks
- Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ESSA)
- Oslo Airport (ENGM)
- Bolzano Airport (LIPB)
- Podgorica Airport (LYPG)
- Burbank Airport (KBUR)
- Gold Coast Airport (YBCG)
- Treviso Airport (LIPH)
- Launceston Airport (YMLT)
- Invercargill Airport (NZNV)
- South America Mesh
Below you can take a look at a few screenshots.
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 Otter, Auckland International Airport, Skiathos Airport, Athens International Airport, Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport, Amami Airport, Bristol Airport, Marrakech Menara Airport, Great Britain Central, Tehran Imam Khomeini Airport, Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport, Shanghai Pudong Airport, Kraków Airport, Fukuoka City & Airport, Fort Lauderdale Airport, Chongqing City & Airport, Manila Airport, Santiago Airport, the Frankfurt City Pack, Key West Airport, 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.