First Paid DLC for Microsoft Flight Simulator Released

Microsoft Flight Simulator was one of 2020’s most surprises successes, especially with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Once one of the most anticipated immersive flight simulators, the game turned into a favourite for many thanks to its detailed recreation of the world’s most iconic landmarks, giving fans an alternative to actual travel during lockdowns.

While the developer Asobo is still constantly adding new content to the game and also working to bring it to consoles, the first paid DLC for Microsoft Flight Simulator is releasing today.

First announced in E3 2019 and published by Xbox Game Studios, the game is an amateur flight sim which uses real-time streaming technology powered by Bing Maps (some modders have changed this though) to render a completely realistic simulation of the Earth, all the way down to realistic weather conditions. The game is also currently in development for Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One, with the version for the Xbox Series X slated for a summer release.

Asobo Studio has been consistently improving the game by adding more detailed landmark recreation as part of free DLC packs, and even a full VR mode slated for release in December.

All these additions have been free, until now. The studio has announced today that the ultralight plane, the Top Rudder Solo 103, will be the first piece of paid DLC costing $9.99, due to external licensing fees.

Microsoft Flight Simulator – Top Rudder Solo 103 Ultralight Plane
Microsoft Flight Simulator – Top Rudder Solo 103 Ultralight Plane

The Top Rudder Solo 103 DLC pack is currently available for purchase in the Microsoft Flight Simulator in-game store. The plane comes with eight different color packs, so players can customize the design of their vehicle to their choosing.

First Paid DLC for Microsoft Flight Simulator Released
Microsoft Flight Simulator

Given that we don’t know when the pandemic is going to ebb and travel restrictions open up more to allow tourists to get back to their jet-setting lives, Microsoft Flight Simulator may be the perfect addition to your gaming library.

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About Microsoft Flight Simulator

Developed by Asobo Studio, Microsoft Flight Simulator is an Amateur Flight Simulation game available for Microsoft Windows. It will also be launched later for platforms like Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.

By utilizing intricate topographic data from Bing Maps along with real time weather forecasts, one will surely be flummoxed by setting eyes upon the game’s phenomenal optic spectacle. Its almost unjustified to call this masterpiece a simulator when its life-like realistic. From incorporating snow-bested mountain range to clamoring towns and cities, almost every little detail of this gem is breathtaking.

Not only are the graphics authentic, its gameplay too is hair-splitting and diligent. From take off and landing to engine inspection; Everything should be looked into with perfection. One will have to get used to the physics of the game along with figuring out how to travel by utilizing VFR navigation.

Innumerable challenges, dares and missions are also incorporated in order to further spice things up along with a worldwide leaderboard to see and compare the progress of countless other pilots.

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