Now just over a month away from launching Microsoft Flight Simulator, the Microsoft Flight Simulator Team has released a blog post and given us some details on what's to come for the title.
The first bit of news is that the Closed Beta for Microsoft Flight Simulator is "still tracking to release on 07.30", with invitations to the Closed Beta starting to be sent out on July 23rd. If you are already in the Alpha, you will receive access to the Closed Beta.
The second bit of news on the docket is the announcement of the Microsoft Flight Simulator Marketplace Partner Program, which will "include a built-in Marketplace which enables approved partners to sell their content directly to simmers." So, essentially, mods will be able to be bought in-game. Why did Microsoft do this? Because Microsoft apparently recognizes the fact that 3rd party creators are vitally important to the enduring vitality of the "Flight Simulation experience" and they want to enable "approved partners" to sell their own content in the in-game marketplace as a result of this thinking.
If you are interested in signing up for the new program, be sure to go here and check it all out. If you want to check out the rest of the blog and see what's up with the newest Microsoft Flight Simulator, then check it out here.
Microsoft Flight Simulator is launching on August 18 on Windows 10. If you can't wait, you can Pre-Install the game on Xbox Game Pass right now as well.
What do you think of this news? Are you still interested in playing the newest Microsoft Flight simulator? Let us know in the comments!