Asobo's ceaseless expansion of the wonderful Microsoft Flight Simulator continues onward, with tonight's Xbox Showcase revealing some of the new additions arriving before the end of the year - including a significant 40th anniversary update scheduled for November, and, rather unexpectedly, Halo Infinite's Pelican, which launches as a free update today.
Microsoft hasn't revealed how the Pelican will fit into the overall Flight Simulator experience just yet, but you can get a glimpse of the ship in the trailer below. It's a different story for the free 40th Anniversary Edition update, however, which has been detailed in significantly more detail.
Described as a "comprehensive celebration of the franchise", it promises to pay tribute to the series' past as well as introduce new aircraft types. The latter additions include the long-awaited arrival of helicopters and gliders, brought to life with a new Fluid Dynamics Simulation.
Here's everything confirmed for the 40th Anniversary Edition, which arrives as a free update for owners of Microsoft Flight Simulator, and for those playing via Game Pass, this November:
- Wright Flyer
- Ryan NYP (“Spirit of St. Louis”)
- Douglas DC-3
- De Havilland Canada DHC-2-Beaver
- Guimbal Cabri G2
- DG Flugzeugbau LG8-18
- DG Flugzeugbau DG1001E neo
- Airbus A310