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Microsoft’s Flight Simulator gets helicopters, gliders, Spruce Goose.

Microsoft has upgraded the well-known "Flight Simulator" game to mark its 40th anniversary. Helicopters, gliders, and the Spruce Goose are now part of it.

According to a blog post by Microsoft, the Airbus A310-300, a real-life aeroplane, has been meticulously reconstructed as one of the upgrade's many features.

The 40th Anniversary Edition now includes seven legendary historical aircraft, including "Spruce Goose," the largest wooden seaplane ever constructed.

technical achievements in flight dynamics and modelling, and adding two new types of aircraft (gliders and helicopters)," the tech giant said.

"It is an incredibly exciting update honouring aviation history, offering key 

In addition, the updated version of the game also features four iconic airports, including "Meigs Field in Chicago, the franchise's historic home airport."

The firm stated, "Put your piloting skills to the test as you navigate rotor-wing aircraft over crowded urban landscapes, improved real-time atmospheric modelling, and live weather in a dynamic and colourful scenario."

With Xbox Cloud Gaming, in addition to Xbox Series X|S, PC, Windows, and Steam, the updated version may also be played on Xbox One, compatible mobile phones, tablets, and low-end PCs.

Updated mapping for the Back to Fly function, which incorporates height gain based on the plane's position and altitude, is also included in the new version.

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