Microsoft Flight Simulator 40th Anniversary coming, Halo Infinite DLC out now

Gamers have been treated to yet another look at Microsoft Flight Simulator, one of the titles being featured during the Xbox & Bethesda Games showcase.

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If you’re completely new to the genre-defining sim, there’s not a lot that will stand out in the Microsoft Flight Simulator 40th Anniversary announcement trailer. However, those Halo fans among you may now be interested hopping into the cockpit with the launch of today’s new expansion.

The free DLC will let you command a Pelican spacecraft from Halo Infinite, recreated in stunning detail, down to the buttons on the control panel.

Here’s the announcement in full:

Announced today! Microsoft’s longest running franchise celebrates its 40th Anniversary with an expanded edition, coming November 2022.

Also, in partnership with Halo and 343 Industries, an exclusive Halo Infinite Pelican is available today in Microsoft Flight Simulator. This free add-on is included with Xbox Game Pass – get it now!

For the 40th Anniversary Edition releasing this fall, the Microsoft Flight Simulator team is partnering with the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in a one-of-a-kind collaboration. Stay tuned in the coming months for more to come regarding this coveted partnership and enhanced Anniversary Edition.

Exactly what bonus content we’ll see in this anniversary edition hasn’t been confirmed. What we do know is that it will come to Xbox consoles, PC, and cloud via Game Pass with a Steam version also in the works.

The latest iteration of MS Flight Sim wowed us when it originally launched last year, scoring it a 9/10 in our Xbox Series review:

“Microsoft Flight Simulator on Xbox Series X|S is a remarkable achievement, and one which brings the flight simulator experience into your living room with emphatic effect. There’s no sense that this is a cut-back console port, but one that widens the genre’s influence into places it’s never conquered before.”

Stay tuned more more Xbox and Bethesda announcements as they happen.

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