During the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase on June 12, we made the following announcements for Microsoft Flight Simulator:
Microsoft Flight Simulator 40th Anniversary Edition: coming FREE to all existing MSFS players in November 2022, this update will include helicopters and gliders, two aircraft types that have been long-requested by the community. Additionally, several fan-favorite planes are making their return from Microsoft Flight Simulator X and Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004: A Century of Flight. These planes include the Douglas DC-3, the Ryan NYP (“Spirit of St. Louis”), the Wright Flyer, de Havilland Canada Beaver, and Airbus A310.
Halo Pelican: in partnership with 343 Industries and available NOW as a free download from the Marketplace, Microsoft Flight Simulator pilots can now fly the iconic dropship from the Halo franchise.
More information about the 40th Anniversary Edition and Pelican addon can be found at the following Xbox Wire link:
Great news, I was really happy to see the Beaver (actually all the other classic FSX planes as well). The real highlight for me are the gliders - I have been missing them since the release day of MSFS 2020.
This looks beautiful. Really looking forward to the DC-3 and A310 in particular, although innate glider and helicopter support is going to offer a lot of gameplay variety. I just hope they don’t simply port the FS2004 aircraft over.