Kia ora! We are thrilled to release World Update XII: New Zealand, available now as a free download from the in-sim Marketplace to all players. You can read all about the new content included in this update here. Launching alongside WU12 is the latest in our series of Local Legend planes. This time, we’re bringing you the De Havilland Canada DHC-4 Caribou. This rugged short takeoff and landing (STOL) utility aircraft can be purchased from the Marketplace for USD $14.99.
The Caribou is not the only new plane on the horizon, though. Announced during our most recent Developer Livestream, we are excited to bring the largest plane ever built, the Antonov An-225, to Microsoft Flight Simulator. The An-225 will be available from the Marketplace on Monday, February 27 for PC. The Xbox version will launch alongside the full release of Sim Update 12.
Speaking of Sim Update 12, beta testing for the next major update to Microsoft Flight Simulator started earlier this week. You can read the release notes for the first test build here. If you would like to opt into the beta program and help test this upcoming release, you can find instructions to do so here. Beta testing is available to players on PC (MS Store and Steam) and Xbox Series X|S.
We have also recently updated the manuals for three aircraft, the Airbus A310-300, Grumman G-21 Goose, and Curtis JN-4 Jenny. These new manuals are available here on our website.
Finally, yesterday we experienced a service outage that prevented some players on PC and Xbox from launching Microsoft Flight Simulator. This issue has been resolved, and normal service has been restored. We thank you for your patience and understanding while our support teams fixed the issue.
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