Microsoft Flight Sim Update Will Let You Land Anywhere, More Tutorials Coming To Xbox

Don't want to land at an airport? No problem.

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As part of the Xbox Games Showcase Extended event on Thursday, Microsoft shared some news about what's next for Microsoft Flight Simulator, and this includes a new feature.

A future update for Microsoft Flight Simulator will add a "land anywhere" feature that lets you do just that. Developer Jorg Neumann said one piece of feedback the team has seen since launch is that landing at a busy airport and the complexities involved with that--like communicating with the air traffic controllers--can be stressful and difficult. With that in mind, the team is working on a new feature that lets you land literally anywhere you want.

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Additionally, Neumann said the forthcoming Xbox release of Microsoft Flight Simulator will have 22 tutorials, which compares to the eight on PC. There will also be a AI co-pilot who can take you to points of interest so you can simply look out the window and enjoy the stunning landscapes below like you might do in a real plane.

Additionally, Neumann said players will be able to use flight sim accessories with the console release. Thrustmaster and other brands will be supported; more details will be announced later on.

Microsoft Flight Simulator releases on July 27 for Xbox. A free expansion themed around the upcoming Tom Cruise movie Top Gun: Maverick is also on the way for release in November alongside the movie.

The Xbox Games Showcase Extended event also revealed that enhancements for A Plague Tale: Innocence on Xbox Series X|S and PS5 are coming July 6, while we also got the first gameplay trailer for the Sea of Thieves/Pirates of the Caribbean crossover expansion.

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