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    Microsoft Flight Simulator adding the Reno Air Races

    World Update VI (Switzerland, Germany, Austria) detailed, and the Volocopter arrives too.
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    Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator adding the Reno Air Races

    I hope the expand the air races, being able to recreate the 20s-30 Schneider Trophy would be fun!

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    Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator adding the Reno Air Races

    Really please to see a helicopter is being added! I've only used FS to fly over some areas I know and enjoy the views but it can be really hard to figure out where you are while moving. A helicopter should make sight seeing a lot easier.

    It really is a gorgeous game on my series X - Its the first game where I've had to remind myself its not the real world. To be honest I've only really lost immersion when crash landing on my street and noticing all the houses are just a generic 'UK' style - from 1000 foot+ you just can't tell and spotting local land marks and geography is good fun and a lot better experience than Google earth.
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    Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator adding the Reno Air Races

    Yes glad a helicopter is coming, I keep trying to see my house but fly past it too fast and have crashed into it a couple of times !
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    Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator adding the Reno Air Races

    One day I'll have a GPU that can run this game. Until then I'm just enjoying everyone else's videos

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    Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator adding the Reno Air Races

    This game just gets better and better - big boost to the fluidity at 4k on PC with the last big monthly release around the start of August '21.

    The Top Gun / Maverick add-on content is also due in the autumn, coinciding with the movie release. Should be great fun exploring the vast FlightSim world in a seriously fast fighter jet and I really hope this DLC unlocks some cool multiplayer combat experiences as well... it'll really broaden the appeal of the sim to another kind of audience.

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    Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator adding the Reno Air Races

    Quote Originally Posted by KultiVator View Post
    I really hope this DLC unlocks some cool multiplayer combat experiences as well... it'll really broaden the appeal of the sim to another kind of audience.
    I don't think they'll be adding combat to flight sim any time soon.

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    Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator adding the Reno Air Races

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    I don't think they'll be adding combat to flight sim any time soon.
    Well, we can live in hope - until recently, we didn't expect to see a racing option in Flight Sim either ;-)

    Details of the Top Gun DLC are tightly guarded, but it sounds like we'll at least get to fly an F/A-18 and land / take-off from an aircraft carrier. And whilst full-on combat is very unlikely indeed, there may be some 'combat exercises' woven in as per the movie (e.g. escort missions, possibly some simulated weapons lock & firing, etc).

    But whatever 'lands' in the Autumn, it's great to see Asobo and MS really working to develop the amazing potential of this sim.

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