Microsoft Flight gets Alaskan Wilderness expansion

In late February, Microsoft launched Microsoft Flight, its free-to-play re-imagining of its long running Microsoft Flight Simulator franchise. Now players can download the first major expansion for the game which adds the new setting of Alaska to the core game's Hawaii location. The Alaskan Wilderness DLC was released on Games For Windows Live last week and is now available to purchase and download on Steam.

The Steam page offers some information on the DLC, which costs $14.99 to download. The Games For Windows version is available for 1200 Microsoft points. It gives players of Microsoft Flight over 586,000 square miles of new territory to fly over, along with new and more treacherous weather conditions. There's also an new basic plane (no cockpit view is included) called the Cub Crafters Carbon Cub. Microsoft states:

The Cub Crafters Carbon Cub is an iconic bush plane, designed with light weight in mind, but not at the expense of performance. The Carbon Cub consistently performs in the top three at famous Alaskan Pilot Challenges and provides for exciting game-play in Alaska.

Microsoft made some other changes to Microsoft Flight alongside this new DLC update that included adding TrackIR and axis-based brake control devices support.

Source: Steam website | Image via Microsoft

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