Today Microsoft released the beta version of Microsoft Flight Simulator‘s Sim Update 10, which promises to be one of the biggest in the popular simulator’s history.
The update, which is scheduled to fully release on August 23, brings a ton of relevant features and improvements, starting with the implementation of Nvidia DLSS support.
The patch notes, which you can read in full here (they’re very long) include improvements to DirectX 12 performance and stability, a new cloud layer, fixes related to bush trips, quality of life features for the VFR map, and the switch of the popular G1000 NXi to default option.
Players will also be able to bind the visibility of taxi guidance ribbons and nameplates to a key,while wake effects for boats have been added alongside an experimental low-power mode.
More updates include a terrain and weather radar API for developers and the ability to mod aircraft included in the Deluxe and Premium editions.
Of course, this is a beta, which means that you should opt-in only if you’re willing to help test it, keeping in mind that the experience will likely not be optimal.
You can find full instructions on how to opt-in and install the beta here.
If you’d like to learn more about Microsoft Flight Simulator, you can check out our brand new interview with head of Microsoft Flight Simulator Jorg Neumann about the 40th Anniversary Edition, the world update, and more.
If you’re curious about Microsoft Flight Simulator add-ons, you can enjoy our recent reviews of Beijing Capital International Airport, Anchorage International Airport, Fenix’s Airbus A320, West Virginia International Yeager Airport, Kansai International Airport, Toronto Pearson Airport, 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 recently published a review of the Thrustmaster TCA Yoke Pack Boeing Edition, which is a great controller for Microsoft Flight Simulator.
If you want to learn more about the game itself, you can read our review which will tell you everything you need to know about Asobo Studio’s game.
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