Microsoft Flight Simulator Game Of The Year Edition Brings Top Gun To An Otherwise Boring Game – TheGamer


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Microsoft Flight Simulator is getting a Game of the Year Edition. The name might be a little bit confusing as it usually implies a compilation bundle of all previously released DLC. For MS Flight Simulator, everything in the Game of the Year Edition is going to arrive as a free update to existing owners and it will also simply replace the regular version of the game on all digital storefronts.

So, what do you get in the Game of the Year Edition? Oh, just DirectX 12 support, a few new airports, and the world's premier naval jet fighter. Nothing too special.

Yes, the Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet is one of the five new planes coming in the Game of the Year Edition. First revealed as part of the upcoming Top Gun: Maverick expansion, Microsoft decided that May 2022 was too long of a wait for Flight Simulator's first military aircraft. Judging by the trailer, it looks like the F/A-18 comes fully modeled with radar and multi-function displays, although there didn't seem to be any missiles or bombs on the wings.

Asobo Studio hasn't said what new features will be coming in the Top Gun expansion other than aircraft and locations from the movie, so don't expect to launch Fox-2s anytime soon.

The other four new aircraft include the VoloCity eVTOL prototype, the Pilatus PC-6 Porter STOL utility plane, the CubCrafters NX Cub bushcraft, and the Aviat Pitts Special S1S, a single-seat version of the S2S stunt plane that is already in the game.

Eight new airports will be available with the Game of the Year update, including three in Germany (EDDP, EDJA, EDVK), three in Switzerland (LSZA, LSZH, LSZO), and two in the US (KCOF, KNKX). Six new Discovery Flights will have pilots explore Helsinki, Freiburg im Breisgau, Mecca, Monument Valley, Singapore, and Mount Cook, and 14 new tutorials will teach pilots advanced techniques and aircraft.

Microsoft Flight Simulator: Game of the Year Edition arrives as a free update on November 18. The update will also hit Game Pass subscribers, too.

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