Microsoft has announced the first major expansion for the “Flight Simulator”: In the “Reno Air Race Association” you can compete against other players in multiplayer mode. According to Microsoft, this is based on the STIHL National Championship Air Races. It is the first competitive multiplayer mode to be introduced in the flight simulator.
The expansion package should appear in the fall, but Microsoft is still holding back with additional details. Part of the expansion should be several particularly fast aircraft that can compete in the races. An expansion to include the upcoming film “Top Gun” is also due to appear in autumn.
Update with DACH region
The announcement comes from the Xbox event that Microsott hosted in the run-up to Gamescom. There were also new details about World Update VI, which promises more details for numerous cities in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Microsoft has also revised the landscape in the D / A / CH region for the upcoming update. In addition, there are 100 points of interest and several detailed airports, including Lübeck, Suttgart, Klagenfurt and St. Gallen.
The World Update VI should be available for download from September 7th in the in-game marketplace of Microsoft Flight Simulator. On this date Microsoft also added the Junkers JU-52 from 1930 to be playable in the flight simulator. The German transport aircraft will be the first in a series of “Local Legends” that Microsoft would like to publish for its flight simulator in the future.
These are said to be local aircraft that are little known internationally. With the Gamescom stream, Microsoft compared the procedure with a “digital museum for airplanes”, which are to be reproduced in the flight simulator in great detail. For example, Microsoft got help from a pilot who was following one of the last Junkers JU-52s. That has its price: The Junkers JU-52 costs 15 euros. In November, the Volocity air taxi from the German company Volocopter will also find its way into the flight simulator.