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Microsoft Flight Simulator is looking gorgeous

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Microsoft Flight Simulator (opens in new tab) plans to simulate the whole damn world (opens in new tab) using satellite data from Bing maps. Not only could this be the first recorded incident of Bing being useful, it should also give Flight Simulator pilots incredible scope to explore. 

The latest 'Insider update' has provided five new screenshots. Videos will follow later in the month. Andy saw some understandable texture popping during his preview, but the game looks stunning nonetheless. If the final release actually looks like this, it's going to be quite special.

The final game may even have VR support (opens in new tab) if the developers can make it happen. It's a good fit if it's possible; VR games set in cockpits work very well.

Microsoft Flight Simulator is due out next year. Enjoy the latest shots below.

(Image credit: Microsoft)

(Image credit: Microsoft)

(Image credit: Microsoft)

(Image credit: Microsoft)

(Image credit: Microsoft)

Part of the UK team, Tom was with PC Gamer at the very beginning of the website's launch—first as a news writer, and then as online editor until his departure in 2020. His specialties are strategy games, action RPGs, hack ‘n slash games, digital card games… basically anything that he can fit on a hard drive. His final boss form is Deckard Cain.