Live the ultimate pilot experience! Featuring ultra-detailed aircraft, a realistic flight model, and one of the most advanced weather systems in flight simulation, take control of the skies with authentic lessons, challenging missions, and free flight – or fly with your friends in multiplayer!
Recent Reviews:
Mixed (49) - 42% of the 49 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Mixed (814) - 67% of the 814 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
May 18, 2017

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“The current flight sim space is a fountain of experience and expertise, and Early Access is our way of drawing upon that knowledge to make Flight Sim World the best it can be. We will have a better, stronger simulation platform if we collaborate with you on the future of this project.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We intend to roll out planned features over the next three to four months. This includes time to discuss and implement your valuable feedback. That being said, we're not setting any hard limits on how long we will be in this phase. When it’s ready, it’s ready!”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“During Early Access, we plan to roll out additional features, some of which will have an immediate impact on gameplay while others will provide the necessary extensions for future plans. Ultimately, our criteria for leaving the Early Access program is for Flight Sim World to be a stable platform upon which you are able to build the flight experience you want.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Flight Sim World is very much still in development. There are still more features and gameplay options which need to be implemented over the next few months which we are excited to share with you as they are made available.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The Early Access version of Flight Sim World is priced lower than the full release. This reflects the amount of content that will be added over the coming months and also makes it a good time for you to get involved in the Early Access process.
Price will change during the Early Access period, however this is largely subject to incoming features.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We want to give you the chance to be part of a hobby you are passionate about, while harnessing your knowledge and expertise to make Flight Sim World the best that it can be. We will be releasing updates and interacting with you regularly to test ideas, resolve issues, and help guide us in the right direction.”
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November 22

FREE Mission Pack - Kahului Air Available Now

Aloha Adventurers,

Welcome to the sunny shores of Hawaii, where your first experience working for the local charter company, Kahului Air awaits. Over the course of a week, you'll be tasked with taking on pilot and co-pilot roles as you ferry passengers and goods around the Hawaiian Islands.

Brush up on your instrument knowledge for the PA-46 and the PA-34, since you'll need to know your way around the cockpit to get the most out of Kahului Air.

  • Seven story-led missions based around five tropical locations:
  • Pilot and co-pilot roles
  • Exclusive liveries for the Piper PA-46 Malibu Mirage and Piper PA-34 Seneca
  • Airport traffic featuring officially licensed AI airliners (only in the missions)
  • New Cargo model variant of the PA-34 Seneca
Kahului Air should automatically install to your copy of Flight Sim World, if you want more information about the pack then head to the link below.
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November 17

Content, Development, and Direction - Note from Stephen Hood

Aloha everyone,

It feels like a while since I updated you here, and I want to take a moment to apologise for the lack of communication about what we’ve been working on for Flight Sim World. The response to the rate of progress within our simulator has not escaped the attention of the development team. We’d like to take a moment to address some of the things we've read.

When we first released in Early Access, we had a lot lined up, which contributed to a rapid update schedule. With the feedback you gave us; we outlined a hit list of bugs to squash, elements to adjust and features to plan for.

We also released some major updates, our Cold & Dark implementation emphasised our commitment to welcoming new simmers to the hobby, whilst not comprising the complexity demanded by those with years of experience - something that’s consistently been at the heart of our approach to development.

It also saw the implementation of a visual game changer, our Advanced Weather system utilizing trueSKY technology, a technology you cannot experience in any other civilian flight simulator.

Since then, it may feel like things have been quiet on our front. There were PBR improvements and other changes, but we’re aware it feels like there hasn’t been a meaty update to sink your teeth into for a while.

That’s in part, due to the nature of our studio. We’re a small but highly specialized team and each member has their part to play. It means things seem mismatched at times, you’re asking for one thing and we deliver something completely different. It doesn’t mean we’re not working on it, but that we don’t want to be sitting on content we can share with you in the meantime. We’re also none too aware of the need to further improve those new technologies we’ve brought to flight simulation – rest assured we’ll have news on those developments in the very near future.

Our next big update is our SDK, which will open development capabilities to experienced 3rd parties, freeware creators and anyone who wants to try their hand at bringing the experiences they crave to Flight Sim World. It’s an exciting prospect and one we couldn’t have achieved without the feedback of the 3rd party developers who’ve brought their content into FSW. Releasing the SDK will be one of the milestones for the continued development of Flight Sim World.

SDK 1.0 will be available before the end of the year, this initial release will provide the tools, documentation and reference material for aircraft, scenery object and mission content creation. In addition, it will provide the libraries required for C++ application/FSW interoperability, through the SimConnect interface.

We view the SDK as an ongoing project, one we will expand over time to encompass the needs for the creation of all FSW content. The 1.0 release will provide all the tools our inaugural 3rd party partners have utilised in their content and have helped shape over the last few months.

Of course, that doesn’t mean we’re no longer committed to developing the core sim. Far from it. There are no vital pieces of FSW which I foresee only ever being available as a 3rd party addon. That wouldn't be right. Nor does it match our repeated mission to improve the core simulator. Our vision has always been to create a platform for the future of flight simulation and we couldn’t do that without your support. You’ve gone above and beyond to help us, but I recognise that our communication hasn’t been as two-way as you (or we) would like.

As Flight Sim World evolves, developing some of our more ambitious ideas take longer than the two-week schedule we previously ran on. That said, we want to keep you more informed in what’s going on, with more regular communication from myself and the dev team about what we’re working on.

Without further ado, we’ll kick things off with a free piece of content that you’ll be able to jump into as soon as it has been signed off by quality control, Mission Pack 2.

As the “inspiring” title suggests, this is a mission pack that follows the first week in the life of a pilot for the fictitious Hawaiian passenger and cargo transport company, Kahului Air. You’ll be introduced to some of the different tasks expected of you by your new employer. This will be made freely available as soon as it’s signed off and named, and will automatically download to your copy of Flight Sim World once released.

We mentioned it previously, but we’re developing Flight Sim World with your support and we want YOU to help us name this new content. We have some names lined up, but we’re not sure which to opt for:

Name the free Mission Pack!
  • Cargo Carrier
  • Kahului Air
  • Hawaii Hopper
  • Pacific Paradise
  • Aloha Adventure

Let us know what you think of these suggestions, or if you’ve got something that is more fitting then post it below and leave your personalised mark on Flight Sim World.

This is just an example of some of the content that our team are bringing to Flight Sim World and we’re eager for you to get to know them better. We’re planning regular communications from the development team about what we’re working on, whether that’s a deeper look into the day of one specific developer or broader updates about the progress of the simulator in general.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this.

- Stephen Hood, Executive Producer on Flight Sim World
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About This Game

The future of flight simulation has arrived! Choose from our fleet of sleek, highly-detailed aircraft and take-off to exotic places through a variety of spectacular weather conditions. Take on one of our challenging missions, create your own flight plan, or climb the ranks with our authentic LAPL, PPL and Multi-Engine lessons.

Flight Sim World includes:
  • Seven gorgeous single and twin propeller aircraft
  • Advanced weather engine powered by trueSKY technology
  • Immersive lessons and challenging missions to test your skills
  • Pilot profile which keeps track of your progress
  • Professional grade Mission Editor for creating your own missions to share on Steam Workshop
  • Integration of Accu-Feel™ technology
  • Integration of the critically acclaimed Orbx FTX Global, which provides stunning land and seascapes to enjoy from above

The aircraft in Flight Sim World have been created using the latest modelling and rendering technologies resulting in remarkable detail. Every switch and gauge in the cockpits are clickable, while a wide range of animations really bring them to life.

Latest News:
As part of Early Access we have made some dramatic changes to the skies. By integrating trueSKY technology, Flight Sim World now has an immersive advanced weather system. Volumetric fog and haze add extra challenges to your flight experience, while magnificent sunrises and sunsets wait for you above the clouds!

  • Free Flight: The whole world is yours to explore in Free Flight mode!
  • Multiplayer (Alpha): Fly with your friends on Steam! Please note Multiplayer is still in its Alpha stage, so you may experience bugs.
  • Lessons & Missions: Learn the basics with our LAPL and PPL based lessons, and then test your skills with a series of missions.
  • Steam Workshop: Create bespoke missions and flight plans using our Pro Mission Tool, then share them with the world. You can also download and play through user created missions and plans. Visit our YouTube channel to find out more about how to use Steam Workshop in FSW!

Early Access

Flight Sim World is currently in Early Access. This means that the sim is not feature-complete and you may encounter bugs. We will be working hard alongside you to resolve issues throughout the Early Access period, so if you see anything that doesn’t look right, please let us know in the Steam Forum or our FSW Forums

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows® 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only)
    • Processor: AMD APU Kaveri A10-7850K or Intel Core i3 6100
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon R9 Fury or GeForce GTX 970 (4 GB VRAM)
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 40 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
    • Additional Notes: System requirements are subject to changes during optimisation process.
    • OS: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only)
    • Processor: AMD Ryzen 7, Intel i7 6700k
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon R9 Fury or GeForce GTX 970 (4GB VRAM)
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 40 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
    • Additional Notes: System requirements are subject to changes during the optimisation process
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