Update: The time has arrived, Microsoft Flight Simulator fans! The Game of the Year update is now available for Asobo Studio's highly-rated simulator, adding an absolute ton of new content for free with Xbox Game Pass.
You can find the full patch notes at the official MFS website, along with the key details below.
Original story: As if Microsoft Flight Simulator wasn't incredible enough, the team at Asobo Studio has announced a special Game of the Year Edition of the game, which will be available as a free update for existing players on PC, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. This means you'll also be able to get access to it via Xbox Game Pass.
So, what's new? You're looking at five new aircraft, eight hand-crafted new airports, new missions, new tutorials, new photogrammetry cities and more. Better yet, the GOTY Edition is also implementing a few "highly requested features by the community", such as an updated weather system and dev mode replay system.
Additionally, the game's first major expansion will arrive on the same day in the form of Reno Air Races, bringing online racing to Flight Sim for the first time. However, this won't be free, with the base pack available at $19.99, and the Full Collection with 40 licensed aircraft available at $59.99.
There's a lot of information to take in here, so for full details on both the Game of the Year Edition and Reno Air Races, we advise you to head to the official Microsoft Flight Simulator website. Look out for all of this on November 18th!
"We can’t wait for you to experience this expanded edition of Microsoft Flight Simulator on November 18th. We encourage you to invite your friends to experience the wonders of flight. The sky is calling!"
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