To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China Microsoft Flight Simulatormany new planes are coming to the game, and an airship from haloobviously.
Shown in the trailer Xbox and Bethesda The Games Showcase, the Halo ship, known as Pelican or Dropship 77 – Troop Carrier, may have some fans thinking some Halo news is coming. Technically, it partnered with 343 Industries to bring the ship to the game.
The Halo ship is available today (June 12) for free in the in-game market for those who own the game and who play through Game Pass. However, the 40th Anniversary Update will arrive later this year, in November.
With the update reintroduces “some classic airports and several of the most famous aircraft from earlier releases, including Microsoft Flight Simulator X and Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004: The Century of Flight!” as stated in the press release.
Aircraft include the historic Wright Flyer and Douglas DC-3, helicopters like the Bell-407 and Guimbal Cabri G2, gliders like the DG Flugzeugbau LG8-18, and everyone’s favorite Airbus A310.
The partnership with the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum will also feature a very famous aircraft, the “Spirit of St. Louis” (never mind, I haven’t heard of it either).
Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available on Xbox One, Series X/S, PC and Game Pass.
Of course, there are plenty of other big things happening at today’s event. First, the showcase first introduced the gameplay in Redfall. While it doesn’t have a release date, we’ve at least got another look at Silksong, which will also be coming to Game Pass. Inside’s former lead designer also revealed his latest game, Cocoon.