Microsoft and Asobo have recently released a lot of new details regarding the Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024 at the FlightSimExpo in Houston, Texas. The head of Microsoft Flight Simulator, Jorg Neumann, spoke about the announcement trailer shown during the Xbox Games Showcase earlier this month, calling it “paper thin.” He acknowledged that there were understandable questions about whether MSFS2024 was simply an expansion. According to Neumann, Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024 is the “biggest undertaking ever in flight simulation.”
Neumann said that one of the things they polled was that people wanted more stuff to do. They are not making game-y type missions at all, but they are working with organizations across the planet that do firefighting, search and rescue, and other accurate aviation activities.
Sebastian Wloch spoke about how, to support future content updates and Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024, the game will “only download what is needed” in order for players to play. A thinner client will reduce installation size, loading times, and help keep the minimum system requirements low, Wloch said.
MSFS2024 will have a new physics and aerodynamics engine to support the new activities, including tissue, rope, and other soft body physics. Wloch showed a neat prototype of a hot air balloon being inflated. Some of these changes are also designed to give more control to community creators who produce aircraft to sell within the Flight Simulator ecosystem. All of these changes are backwards compatible, meaning previously created community content should continue to work as before, whether the creator upgrades it to the new system or not.
For players who remain committed to aerial tourism around Flight Sim’s recreation of Earth, there will be a more dynamic world to explore. That includes the Aurora Borealis, more animal herds, worldwide live ship traffic, and “improved” vehicle traffic.
Microsoft and Asobo have revealed a lot of exciting new details regarding the Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024 at the FlightSimExpo in Houston, Texas. The game will feature new aviation activities and changes to its physics simulation and performance. Microsoft Flight Simulator head Jorg Neumann called the announcement trailer shown during the Xbox Games Showcase earlier this month “paper thin”, and noted that there were a lot of understandable questions about whether MSFS2024 was simply an expansion. Far from it, Neumann said, calling MSFS2024 “biggest undertaking ever in flight simulation.”