Microsoft Flight Sim update will let you land anywhere, more tutorials coming to Xbox
As part of the Xbox Games Showcase Extended event on Thursday, Microsoft shared news on the next steps for Microsoft Flight Simulator, and that includes a new feature.
A future update to Microsoft Flight Simulator will add a “land anywhere” feature that will allow you to do just that. Developer Jorg Neumann said that one of the comments the team has seen since launch is that landing at a busy airport and the complexities involved, like communicating with air traffic controllers, can be stressful and difficult. With that in mind, the team is working on a new feature that lets you literally land anywhere you want.
Additionally, Neumann said the upcoming Xbox version of Microsoft Flight Simulator will feature 22 tutorials, compared to eight on PC. There will also be an AI co-pilot who can take you to points of interest so you can just look out the window and enjoy the stunning scenery below like you might in a real airplane.
Additionally, Neumann said gamers will be able to use flight simulation props with the console output. Thrustmaster and other brands will be supported; more details will be announced later.
Microsoft Flight Simulator will be released on July 27 for Xbox. A free expansion themed on Tom Cruise’s upcoming film Top Gun: Maverick is also set to release in November alongside the film.
The Xbox Games Showcase Extended event also revealed that improvements for A Plague Tale: Innocence on Xbox Series X | S and PS5 will arrive on July 6, while we also got the first gameplay trailer for the crossover expansion. Sea of Thieves / Pirates of the Caribbean.
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