Microsoft Flight Simulator: World Update 4 released

Microsoft Flight Simulator: World Update 4 released

Microsoft Flight Simulator

One month after the presentation of World Update 4 for Microsoft Flight Simulator, the makers of Asobo Studio have now released the patch for all players. The focus is on France, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. The European countries have received numerous improvements. In the trailer, fans already get a first glimpse of the cities and sights that have been extensively revised with the update.


Microsoft Flight Simulator: Trailer for World Update 4 loadVideoPlayer (' 83716 ',' & sAdSetCsategory = article_featured ', 12, '16: 9', false, 1370349, false, 249432, 260, false, 0, '', '', false); Microsoft Flight Simulator from 69.99 € In detail, the team implemented high-resolution 3D photogrammetry for Paris and Amsterdam, and once again significantly improved the optical quality of the cities. The airports in Megeve, Nice and Rotterdam were also optimized by hand by the developers. In addition, over 100 landing sites have been added that are located in this European area. The sights shown in the video have also received a visual update. Here, too, the makers have dealt with more than 100 landmarks. World Update 4 is available free of charge to all players.

Microsoft Flight Simulator (buy now € 69.99) is currently still available exclusively for PC in the Windows Store, Steam and Xbox Game Pass. In the summer of the current year, the title will then also appear in stores for Xbox Series X / S. At the end of the month, the development team will present the roadmap for the period between May and July. We'll keep you up to date.

Microsoft is giving away a custom Flight Simulator PC that won’t play Flight Simulator at max settings

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If I were the Microsoft marketing executive pitching a once-in-a-lifetime giveaway of an incredible custom-built Flight Simulator PC, I would do two things:

1) I would probably make it look like a full jet engine, not half an exposed jet engine, to avoid reminding people how airplanes can rarely (but terrifyingly) fail:

2) I would make sure it has the very best parts on the market, both for wow factor and so my one-of-a-kind Flight Simulator PC can hopefully play the notoriously demanding game at max settings someday.

Weirdly, this PC will come with an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 (not a 3080 or 3090!), as well as a Core i7-11700K rather than Intel’s new flagship Core i9-11900K. We recently tested that Core i9 with an RTX 3090, and it still wasn’t enough to hit 60fps in Flight Simulator at max settings, though I imagine the Core i7 won’t be far off our results with its very similar specs.

Does this PC still have great specs? Absolutely. Should you question them if you’re the lucky winner of this Microsoft France / Gigabyte Aorus collab? Definitely not. That RTX 3070 is worth upward of $1,200 all by its lonesome. I’m just telling you what I would do.

Oh, and 3) I would absolutely make that giant fan go all the way around and spin, so it can serve as an epic, brag-worthy case fan for the entire PC.

Speaking of epic Microsoft giveaway items, do you remember the Xbox Series X fridge? Not only is Microsoft actually now putting a real Xbox Series X mini-fridge into production, the company’s apparently going to be designing them from scratch. That’s according to Xbox marketing head Aaron Greenberg, who dropped the tidbit in a Clubhouse room yesterday evening where my colleague Taylor Lyles was listening.