Microsoft Flight Simulator’s subsequent updates add electrical air taxis and aggressive multiplayer

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Microsoft has revealed the subsequent main additions coming to Microsoft Flight Simulator later this yr, together with the Volocopter VoloCity air taxi; up to date maps for the Germany, Austria, and Switzerland areas; and a aggressive on-line multiplayer racing mode.

First up is a brand new sequence of “Native Legends” planes which might be being added to Flight Simulator, which is able to supply planes which might be well-known in a selected area that may not be as well-known. The purpose is to have these planes roll out alongside Flight Simulator’s world updates, so the primary Native Legend airplane will coincide with the upcoming World Replace VI (that includes Germany, Austria, and Switzerland) and supply a hyper-realistic re-creation of the Junkers JU-52. The world replace will launch on September seventh, freed from cost, whereas the Junkers JU-52 will value $14.99.

On the flip facet of issues, Microsoft can also be including a much more futuristic plane in a November replace: the VoloCity air taxi from Volocopter, an eVTOL (electrical vertical take-off and touchdown) helicopter with massive concepts about rethinking city mobility (even when the primary real-world flights have been considerably underwhelming.)

Lastly, this fall Microsoft is including the Stihl Nationwide Championship Air Races as “the primary main enlargement” to Flight Simulator. The brand new enlargement can be an eight-player racing mode, and it’ll permit gamers to fly World Conflict II period planes at breakneck speeds to show who’s one of the best pilot of all. There’s no particular launch date but, nonetheless, though it needs to be out someday within the fall.

The brand new racing mode will function one main break with actuality, although: Microsoft Flight Simulator Jorg Neumann tells Polygon that as a consequence of contractual agreements with producers, the sport can’t present planes being broken, so when gamers collide in races, the planes will merely disappear.