Microsoft Flight Simulator 40th Anniversary Edition Now Available

Microsoft Flight Simulator 40th Anniversary Edition Now Available

The free update is out now for all players on PC, consoles, and mobile devices.

Today, Microsoft is celebrating its longest running game franchise with the release of Microsoft Flight Simulator 40th Anniversary Edition, which is available now as a free update for players on Xbox consoles and PC.

Microsoft Flight Simulator 40th Anniversary Edition Launch Trailer

The latest update for Microsoft Flight Simulator introduces several new features, including new airliners and aircraft. The 1903 Wright Flyer and 1927 Ryan NYP Spirit of St. Louis are among seven historical aircraft that have been added with the updated edition. Helicopters and gliders have also returned to the franchise with Update 11. Along with new aircraft, the 40th Anniversary Edition also introduces four classic airports, including the iconic Meigs Field airport in Chicago.

Here is an overview of the newly added content in Microsoft Flight Simulator 40th Anniversary Edition:

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  • 1 true-to-life Airbus A310 airliner
  • 2 helicopters and 14 heliports
  • 2 gliders and 15 glider airports
  • 7 famous historical aircraft
  • 4 classic commercial airports
  • 24 classic missions from the franchise’s past

Microsoft Flight Simulator 40th Anniversary Edition is available as a free update for all existing MFS players. The edition is out now for Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One consoles, PC, and mobile devices via Xbox and PC Game Pass, Windows, Steam, and Xbox Cloud Gaming. For the full release notes for Update 11, head over to the Microsoft Flight Simulator blog.