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Microsoft Flight Simulator competitive multiplayer coming this year

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Microsoft Flight Simulator competitive multiplayer will arrive later this year, developer Asobo Studio confirmed at Gamescom.

“We are excited to announce our partnership with RARA (the Reno Air Racing Association) to bring the famous STIHL National Championship Air Races, the world’s fastest motorsport, to Microsoft Flight Simulator,” Asobo’s Jorg Neumann wrote on Xbox Wire.

“Many of the planes can fly up to 500 mph at an altitude between 50 ft and 250 ft above ground. The Reno Air Races represent the first major expansion for Microsoft Flight Simulator,” he continued. “Simmers will now be able to race against their friends or pilots from around the world with the addition of competitive multiplayer to the sim. The Reno Air Races expansion pack will be available this [Australian spring].”

A free update will also boost Germany, Austria and Switzerland on 8 September.

Microsoft Flight Simulator is available now on Windows PC, Xbox Series S & X and is also part of Xbox Game Pass.

Microsoft Flight Simulator GOTY Edition

18 November 2021
PC Xbox Series S & X

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