• MSFS City Update 01 Released

    MSFS City Update 01 Released

    Microsoft Flight Simulator Celebrates gamescom with Its First-Ever City Update and Shares New Details for Its 40th Anniversary Edition.

    To celebrate the return of Gamescom, Microsoft Flight Simulator has released its first-ever City Update today featuring five brand-new photogrammetry German cities: Hanover, Dortmund, Dusseldorf, Bonn, and Cologne. Simmers will even be able to spot the famous Koelnmesse, home to the renowned gamescom show. This free update can be downloaded from the in-sim marketplace right now.

    Furthermore, the Microsoft Flight Simulator team revealed additional details about the upcoming release of the exciting 40th Anniversary Edition. It will be available for free on November 11, 2022 to those who own Microsoft Flight Simulator or Xbox Game Pass members and will feature, for the first time since 2006, helicopters and gliders, the most requested enhancements by our community. In addition to the helicopters and gliders, we will introduce another highly-requested community feature: a true-to-life airliner, the sophisticated Airbus A310 where nearly every single button works just as expected.

    We are also celebrating the storied history of aviation with seven famous historical aircraft in the Microsoft Flight Simulator 40th Anniversary Edition. These aircraft include the 1903 Wright Flyer, the 1915 Curtiss JN-4 Jenny, the 1927 Ryan NYP Spirit of St. Louis, the 1935 Douglas DC-3, the beautiful 1937 Grumman G-21 Goose, the 1947 Havilland DHC-2 Beaver, and the famous 1947 Hughes H-4 Hercules (the largest seaplane and largest wooden plane ever made), also known as the Spruce Goose.

    We are also adding four classic airports, including the Meigs Field in Chicago which is a traditional starting airport for the Microsoft Flight Simulator franchise. It is an exciting update full of aviation history to celebrate our community and the beauty of aviation!

    In summary, the 40th Anniversary Edition will bring:

    • 4 classic commercial airports
    • 10 glider airports
    • 12 new aircraft
    • 14 heliports
    • 20 classic missions from the franchise’s past

    We hope you’ll check out the City Update 01 (German cities) available today and follow along as we get ready to bring you the Microsoft Flight Simulator 40th Anniversary Edition on November 11. The sky is calling!

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    12 Comments
    1. RI_Red's Avatar
      RI_Red -
      But yet still no SimUpdate 10. Pathetic.
    1. JSkorna's Avatar
      JSkorna -
      Quote Originally Posted by RI_Red View Post
      But yet still no SimUpdate 10. Pathetic.
      They found some issues with it and held it back. If they released it with known issues you would have complained about that, pathetic.
    1. squiremel's Avatar
      squiremel -
      Quote Originally Posted by RI_Red View Post
      But yet still no SimUpdate 10. Pathetic.
      SimUpdate 10 will be out very soon. Personally I prefer it is delayed and have the kinks ironed out than released with faults. A big "thumbs up" to the beta testers who go the extra nautical mile on our behalf.
    1. RI_Red's Avatar
      RI_Red -
      ... wrong replier
    1. RI_Red's Avatar
      RI_Red -
      Quote Originally Posted by JSkorna View Post
      They found some issues with it and held it back. If they released it with known issues you would have complained about that, pathetic.
      I've been watching in the wings a long time before joining this site. Your behavior never changes, and guess what. I have the right to an opinion. Sadly, you do too, and it's pathetic if you don't think so, just like your outdated Weather Software.
    1. RI_Red's Avatar
      RI_Red -
      Quote Originally Posted by RI_Red View Post
      ... wrong replier
      Thanks for a nicer explanation than the "other guy" above, how "pathetic" was he, huh?
    1. dogdish's Avatar
      dogdish -
      Guimbal? Odd selection for the first helicopter. Would have thought it to be the Bell 206 Ranger for nostalgia reasons. But would have preferred a Eurocopter AS365 Dauphin.
    1. FrankPilot's Avatar
      FrankPilot -
      Thanks for the heads-up. Read about it elsewhere but did not get the full jist of it then. Cheers.
    1. ryogahibiki345's Avatar
      ryogahibiki345 -
      Quote Originally Posted by dogdish View Post
      Guimbal? Odd selection for the first helicopter. Would have thought it to be the Bell 206 Ranger for nostalgia reasons. But would have preferred a Eurocopter AS365 Dauphin.
      Did you watch the whole video? If not, go back and watch it again, and you'll see the error of your comment.
    1. ryogahibiki345's Avatar
      ryogahibiki345 -
      Quote Originally Posted by RI_Red View Post
      But yet still no SimUpdate 10. Pathetic.
      See, there was a time, where developers released games that were actually finished, and not in perpetual beta/early access(have a game on my Steam Wishlist that has been there 2 years), in this before time, games were feature rich, and had new gimmicks and ideas that they had to advertise to get you to play. The fabled age reached it's zenith around the early 2000's, when an Evil Archenemy rose to destroy this land of fun and and innovation. They would go on to release the same games over and over every year and convince people that it was truly different each time. They would then go on to build worlds both grand and devoid of player bases, and blame you for the failure of said titles. Now, from the by gone age now long past, a knight dares to repair what was broken before releasing it into the world, only to face abject ridicule from a lowly peasant, the very likes of which, he's trying to save. You, sir, are a knave.
    1. dogdish's Avatar
      dogdish -
      Quote Originally Posted by ryogahibiki345 View Post
      Did you watch the whole video? If not, go back and watch it again, and you'll see the error of your comment.
      Well perhaps you could enlighten me on what make and models of helo's are in the video,
    1. dogdish's Avatar
      dogdish -
      On YouTube is a interview with Jorg Neumann (Head of MSFS) who confirmed that two helicopters to be included free in the 40th Edition are the Bell 407 by Nemeth Design, and the Guimbal Cabri G2 by the real world helicopter manufacture.
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