Microsoft Flight Simulator screenshot of the Barcelona update

In an announcement that I must admit comes as quite a shock, the Microsoft Flight Simulator series will be celebrating its 40th anniversary this year! So in order to get everyone in on the fun, the Microsoft Flight Simulator team will be releasing a massive free update on November 11th, 2022.

The star attraction will be the long-requested inclusion of helicopters and gliders with their own unique mechanics and control style. You can also expect to see a true-to-life recreation of the Airbus A-310, a couple of historical aircrafts, twenty classic missions from the series' past, as well as a whole bunch of new airports to visit.

What this looks like in action, that you can get a little bit of a sneak peek at through the recently posted trailer. Have a gander:

Once the 40th anniversary update goes live I'll make sure to let you know. Until then, you can read a tiny bit more about the new additions over at the official website. Enjoy!