Microsoft Flight Simulator Sim Update 8 Beta Released; Orbx Announces Tons of Airports & Renton Gets New Screenshots


Today Microsoft released the open beta version of a new relevant update for Microsoft Flight Simulator, while more news was shared by third-party developers.

The update is the open beta version of Sim Update 8, which is scheduled for an official release on March 1.

It includes a ton of improvements and you can find information on how to join here. Of course, you should keep in mind that it is a beta, so there may be issues that could negatively impact your experience.

Among the relevant changes, we find stability and (hopefully) fewer crashes to desktop, changes to weather, VR improvements, and a whole lot of changes to aircraft, including the new propellers simulation. Aircraft driven by the Live AI will also depart again after months of spawning stuck at the gates.

We also get a new update from Drzewiecki Design, which shared new images of its progress made on Renton Municipal Airport (KRNT) in the United States and the attached Boeing factory, 

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Last, but certainly not least, we get a big update from Orbx, which announced its roadmap for 2022.

Here’s a list:

  • Landmarks Panama Canal
  • “A swag of aircraft” (the models will be announced at a later time)
  • Melbourne Tullamarine Airport (YMML)
  • Melbourne City Pack
  • Yeager Airport (KCRW)
  • Fresno Airport (KFAT)
  • Palm Beach Airport (KPBI)
  • Phuket Airport (VTSP)
  • Boise Airport (KBOI)
  • Great Britain North Landmarks
  • Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ESSA)
  • Oslo Airport (ENGM)
  • Bolzano Airport (LIPB)
  • Podgorica Airport (LYPG)
  • Burbank Airport (KBUR)
  • Gold Coast Airport (YBCG)
  • Treviso Airport (LIPH)
  •  Launceston Airport (YMLT)
  • Invercargill Airport (NZNV)
  • South America Mesh

Below you can take a look at a few screenshots.


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Recently, we published our latest interview with head of Microsoft Flight Simulator Jorg Neumann and we heard more about Microsoft’s plans for the next few months, including World Update Australia.

If you’d like to read more about Microsoft Flight Simulator add-ons, you can enjoy our recent reviews of the Twin OtterAuckland International AirportSkiathos AirportAthens International AirportBergamo Orio al Serio AirportAmami AirportBristol AirportMarrakech Menara AirportGreat Britain CentralTehran Imam Khomeini Airport, Moscow Sheremetyevo AirportShanghai Pudong AirportKraków AirportFukuoka City & AirportFort Lauderdale Airport, Chongqing City & AirportManila AirportSantiago Airport, the Frankfurt City PackKey West Airportthe Okavango DeltaBali AirportLondon Oxford AirportBerlin Brandenburg Airport, the CRJ 550/700, the PA-28R Arrow IIIKristiansand Airport, Macau City & AirportBonaire Flamingo AirportMilano Linate Airport, the Singapore City PackTokyo Narita AirportYao Airport, the F-15 Eagle, the Paris City PackGreater Moncton AirportTweed New Haven AirportSantorini AirportSydney AirportHelsinki-Vantaa AirportReggio Calabria Airport, Bastia Poretta AirportMunich Airport, Paris Orly AirportNewcastle International AirportSankt Johann AirfieldDublin International Airport, and Seoul City Wow. We also have a beta preview of Singapore Changi airport.

If you want to learn more about the game itself, you can read our review that will tell you everything you need to know about Asobo Studio’s game.

Microsoft Flight Simulator is already available for Windows 10 and Steam, and Xbox Series X|S.

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