Microsoft Flight Simulator GOTY Edition Brings Early DX12 Support

Microsoft Flight Simulator recently celebrated its first anniversary, and a new, extensive update is coming with the Game of the Year Edition. The free update lands on November 18th and brings some genuine improvements, including DirectX 12 support on PC, five new aircraft, and eight new airports.

However, the big news for PC users is the incoming support for DirectX 12. This long-awaited addition to the game engine should lead to across-the-board performance improvements, particularly regarding the thorny issue of CPU utilization. Microsoft Flight Simulator is notorious for its steep system requirements, and the resources necessary to enable such luscious and realistic graphics can bring even today’s flagship processors to their knees. You can check our testing on the CPU-limited nature of Microsoft Flight Simulator here.