Microsoft Flight Simulator, the longest-running game franchise at Microsoft, announced on Sunday its plans to celebrate its 40th anniversary this November.
“With more players than ever enjoying the incredibly detailed aircraft and authentic representation of our planet, Microsoft Flight Simulator forged new territory with versions now available on PC, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and mobile devices via Xbox Cloud Gaming,” writes Jorg Neumann, Head of Microsoft Flight Simulator, on Xbox Wire. “The 40th Anniversary Edition, a completely free offering for those who already own Microsoft Flight Simulator or play it via Xbox Game Pass, is a comprehensive celebration of the franchise with both a tribute to our past as well as an introduction to new and highly anticipated aircraft types.”
The nod to the past will re-introduce classic airports and several of the most famous planes from earlier versions including Microsoft Flight Simulator X and Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004: A Century of Flight.
Also, in an exclusive partnership with the Halo franchise and 343 Industries, Microsoft Flight Simulator is introducing the Halo Infinite Pelican add-on. It’s available for free now in the in-sim marketplace for owners of the sim and Xbox Game Pass members.
Head over to Xbox Wire to find out more.