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Flight Simulator Turns 40th And To Celebrate You Can Play Previous Versions In Its Cockpit

A game within a game

Microsoft Flight Simulator has celebrated its 40th anniversary with an update that brings in a series of new planes, airports, and helicopters for players to enjoy.

In addition, fans have noticed an Inception-like Easter egg that allows the first four games in the franchise to be playable within the new game — so yes, you can play Flight Simulator within Flight Simulator.

By loading up the Diamond DA62 players will be able to enter the cockpit view to use the plane’s in-game console display to play Flight Simulator one to four, which released between the years 1982 to 1989.

The previous titles are all playable from the small in-game console where the flick of a button can determine which of the games is currently running. This is a fun little Easter egg for long-time Fight Simulator fans and also opens the doors for some creative multitask-style gameplay as the older games are still playable even when in a current flight, so if landing one plane isn’t challenging enough, try two!

The inclusion of the widely requested helicopters and gliders, coupled with new missions and four playable games from the franchise’s past feels like a fitting way to celebrate an anniversary.

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Paige Cook is a writer with a multi-media background. She has experience covering video games and technology and also has freelance experience in video editing, graphic design, and photography. Paige is a massive fan of the movie industry and loves a good TV show, if she is not watching something interesting then she's probably playing video games or buried in a good book. Her latest addiction is virtual photography and currently spends far too much time taking pretty pictures in games rather than actually finishing them.

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