Microsoft has released the Microsoft Flight Simulator 40th Anniversary Edition update. According to the release notes, this patch adds new free content to the game, as well as support for NVIDIA’s DLSS 3 technology.
It doesn’t make us any younger, but from the top of this glider, 40 years of video games are staring at you! Well aware of this, Microsoft don’t skimp on the occasion of the Microsoft Flight Simulator 40th Anniversary with a patch that offers free content and technical developments.
This update not only adds 1 Airbus A310 airliner, 2 helicopters and 14 helipads and also offers 2 gliders and 15 glider airports, as well as 7 famous historical aircraft including the Hughes H-4 Hercules (also known as Spruce Goose). Players will also be able to enjoy 4 commercial airports and 24 missions drawn from the franchise’s glorious past.
The icing on the cake, fans of retrogaming will no doubt appreciate being able to play the first four Flight Simulator installments in Microsoft Flight Simulator. A mise en abyme possible by choosing the Diamond DA62 and turning on the Emergency Locator Transmitter.
It should also be noted that MS has implemented a new memory defragmentation system for DX12 to limit the maximum VRAM. The game also supports AMD’s FSR 2 upscaling technique. Performance purists will appreciate.
As always, Microsoft Store and Steam will download this patch the next time you launch their clients.