Microsoft Flight Simulator’s GOTY Edition Will Have DirectX 12 Support

Microsoft Flight Simulator Is Getting a Game of the Year Edition

Microsoft Flight Simulator is officially getting a Game of the Year Edition, which will be launched alongside the franchise’s first major expansion. The game’s GOTY Edition will be launched to the gaming public on November 18th as a free update for existing players and Game Pass members.

Microsoft Flight Simulator’s Game of the Year Edition will feature eight new airports, five new aircraft models, new missions with their corresponding tutorials, an improved weather system, and DirectX 12 support. The game’s first ever major expansion, called Reno Air Races, will include the STIHL National Championship Air Races, as well as a competitive multiplayer racing mode.

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A lot of the planes included in the Reno Air Races expansion can fly to speeds of up to 500 miles per hour, at an altitude of 50 to 250 feet above the ground. The expansion pack can be purchased at a price of $19.99 and will include the franchise’s online multiplayer racing experience, in addition to four starter aircrafts. The Reno Air Races: Full Collection, on the other hand, will include the online racing mode, as well as 40 officially licensed aircrafts for $59.99.

Those who already have Microsoft Flight Simulator on their PC or Xbox Series X/S consoles do not have to spend, since they are going to get all the new content as a free update. The paid Game of the Year Edition was simply rolled out to entice gamers who have not experienced the game for themselves. For Microsoft Flight Simulator veterans, this package is billed as a token of gratitude to keep them coming back to the game.

The DirectX 12 support is a big and welcome addition to PC players. Earlier this year, Asobo, the team behind Microsoft Flight Simulator, already rolled out an update that brought huge performance improvements for PC. This new DirectX 12 support is expected to improve things even more for certain PC setups, since it will include better CPU utilization.

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