Microsoft Flight Simulator Airbus A300 Gets New Screenshots & Details; City Update 4 & Dornier Do X Released

Here's your daily dose of Microsoft Flight Simulator news: the Airbus A300 got new screenshots and details, on top of a confirmed release in 2023; the free City Update 4 Western Europe & the Dornier Do X have been released. ūüėé


Published: August 24, 2023 1:43 AM /

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Microsoft Flight Simulator Airbus A300

Today Microsoft and third-party developer iniBuilds had relevant news and content to share with fans of Microsoft Flight Simulator.

We start with Microsoft itself, which released the paid Local Legend aircraft Dornier Do X and the free City Update 4: Western Europe. 

The Dornier Do X is the largest flying boat ever built, and now you can purchase this 12-engine monster for $14.99.

You can also watch a trailer below.

The City Update 4 is free and can be downloaded right now, focusing on several European cities including Annemasse in France; Geneva in Switzerland; Ghent in Belgium; Luxembourg City; and Rotterdam in the Netherlands. 

On top of the cities, we also get a hand-crafted Cologne Bonn Airport (EDDK) in Germany to celebrate Gamescom.

You can check them out below.

Last, but certainly not least, iniBuilds provided an extensive development update and plenty of screenshots of its upcoming Airbus A300. 

On top of that, we get the confirmation that it'll be released this year, following the roadmap below. 

Stage 1 Release: GE Freighter & Passenger (v1.00) before the end of 2023. 
GE Freighter
GE PAX

Stage 1 Hotfix before the end of 2023 (free update)

Stage 2 Update: PW Update, IDC addition & Bug fixes early 2024 (free update) 
PW Freighter
PW PAX
IDC Panel update in cockpit: This is the modern radio panel option, whereby we will simulate full CPDLC & ACARS via Hoppie along with the modern radio unit function. 

Stage 3 Update: EPIC Mod variant (paid expansion) sometime 2024
GE/ PW Freighter w/ EPIC Mod Cockpit w/IDC

The aircraft will soon go into final testing in preparation for the release. You can check out the new screenshots below and read more about the aircraft in the official post from the developer.

 

Microsoft Flight Simulator is currently available for PC (via Steam and Windows Store), Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox Cloud Gaming, on top of Game Pass. If you'd like to learn more about the upcoming add-ons, you should stay tuned on TechRaptor as we host daily Microsoft Flight Simulator news on the topic.

You can also read our interviews with Microsoft's Jorg Neumann about the Antonov An-225 "Mriya" and iniBuilds' CEO Ubaid Mussa on the activity of the popular third-party developer.

On top of that, you can enjoy our reviews of Orbx's Stockholm Arlanda and Oslo Gardermoen Airports, iniBuilds' New York-JFK Airport, and RHDSimulations' Boeing 767-300ER.

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Asobo Studio
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