Microsoft Flight Simulator will support ‘community content’

Microsoft Flight Simulator was one of the best things to come out of E3—and the prospect of soaring over realistic cities and snowy mountains just got even more appetizing. The game will support “third-party content development and community content creation”, the development team confirmed in a blog post this week, and no doubt modders are already licking their lips.

Microsoft didn’t specify exactly how it would support community content, but my guess is that we’ll see something akin to the Minecraft Marketplace, a curated selection of mods, both paid and free, made by the community. Microsoft added that it was “aware of the concerns in the current ecosystem and are working to address them”, and that it “genuinely want[s] to work closely with the community in the development of this title”. We should find out more about its plans soon: we’ll start seeing the development roadmap in August, it said.