We previously reported that Microsoft Flight Simulator had been updated to offer a DirectX12 version of the highly successful latest entry in the globe-trotting simulator. Thanks to that update, Nvidia’s impressive-yet-propretary DLSS is now coming to Microsoft Flight Simulator.
The Head of Microsoft Flight Simulator Jorg Neumann sat alongside Sebastian Wloch and Martial Bossard from Asobo Studio to discuss the latest updates coming to Microsoft Flight Simulator. The movie-length developer interview can be found HERE, but the gist of the updates is as follows:
- World Update 7 will cover Australia with updated satellite imagery, a new digital elevation model, and a bunch of point-of-interest starting today
- World Update 8: Iberia is coming in late March, including both Portugal and Spain
- A free Top Gun: Maverick expansion pack is expected to be released in May
- Both gliders and helicopters are coming in autumn
- New propeller simulation, including prop wash, is coming to Cessna and King Air aircraft with Sim Update 8
- Several surprise add-on releases are expected during 2022
- DLSS support is coming later this year for DirectX 12 mode
While many of the features are highly exciting, some may find the introduction of DLSS to be the biggest feature listed. The ML-powered technology has helped to squeeze so much more performance out of RTX-enabled devices, and so it is good to see a game as resource-intensive as MSFS get DLSS. Hopefully it releases earlier in 2022 rather than later.
KitGuru says: What do you think of the full list of improvements? What feature are you looking forward to most? Can your PC use DLSS? Let us know down below.