Exciting news for aviation enthusiasts and gamers alike: Microsoft has officially announced the upcoming release of Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024 as a sequel to the immensely popular Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020. The announcement reads Pursue your dream of an aviation career with Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024, as this statement sets the stage for the immersive and realistic experience that awaits players. Leveraging the latest advancements in simulation, cloud computing, machine learning, graphics, and gaming technologies, Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024 promises to raise the bar for flight simulators worldwide.
As we can see from the Announcement Trailer, the new simulator will be focusing on different aviation careers and missions, allowing players to participate in search and rescue missions, aerial firefighting, cargo transport and a lot more. Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024 will be available on Xbox Game Pass, PC Game Pass, Xbox Cloud Gaming, Windows 10/11, and Steam. The announcement came highly unexpected and has led to a lot of questions and uncertainity within the community. Microsoft has addressed some of these concerns in a separate FAQ. Unlike a paid update or expansion, Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024 is a standalone simulator, serving as the next-generation sequel to its predecessor. However, Microsoft ensures that existing players of Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 will not be left behind. Current aircraft, airports, and most Marketplace add-ons from the previous version will be supported in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024. This continuity ensures a smooth transition for loyal fans who have invested in additional content for the previous release.
While the spotlight is on the forthcoming Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024, Microsoft acknowledges the continued support required for existing players of Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020. The company plans to deliver on their previously announced roadmap, which includes updates for aircraft, avionics, sim enhancements, city and world updates, and even a free Dune DLC. Microsoft understands the investment players have made in add-ons from the Marketplace, and they aim to minimize any disruption. In Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024, almost all add-ons that currently work in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 will continue to function seamlessly. This means that players won't have to repurchase their in-simulator Marketplace add-ons for the new simulator, with only a few exceptions.
While today's announcement offers only a glimpse of what's to come, Microsoft assures us that more information about Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024 will be unveiled in the coming months. All information provided in this article is based on Microsoft's official statements and may be subject to change as more details become available. As the release of Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024 approaches, the team at Flightsim.to eagerly awaits the opportunity to continue providing the community with an extensive range of high-quality add-ons and enhancements. Flightsim.to is excited to embark on this new journey alongside the Microsoft Flight Simulator community.
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