To celebrate the return of gamescom, Microsoft Flight Simulator on Thursday released its first-ever City Update, featuring five new photogrammetry German cities: Hanover, Dortmund, Dusseldorf, Bonn and Cologne. The free update can be downloaded now from the in-sim marketplace.
The team also revealed details about the upcoming release of its 40th Anniversary Edition. Available for free on Nov. 11 to those who own Microsoft Flight Simulator or Xbox Game Pass members, the edition will feature helicopters and gliders for the first time since 2006.
“In addition to the helicopters and gliders, we will introduce another highly-requested community feature: a true-to-life airliner, the sophisticated Airbus A-310 where nearly every single button works just as expected,” writes Jorg Neumann, head of Microsoft Flight Simulator, in a post on Xbox Wire. “We are also celebrating the storied history of aviation with seven famous historical aircraft in the Microsoft Flight Simulator 40th Anniversary Edition. These aircraft include the 1903 Wright Flyer, the 1915 Curtiss JN-4 Jenny, the 1927 Ryan NYP Spirit of St. Louis, the 1935 Douglas DC-3, the beautiful 1937 Grumman G-21 Goose, the 1947 Havilland DHC-2 Beaver and the famous 1947 Hughes H-4 Hercules (the largest seaplane and largest wooden plane ever made), also known as the Spruce Goose.”
Head over to Xbox Wire to watch the video and find out more.