So, here we are. We’ve made it through the ‘end of the world’ and another year is upon us. Every year people flock to the search engines to find the latest and greatest flight simulator released for the New Year. Last year it was Flight Simulator 2012, this year it’s Flight Simulator 2013. You are most likely one of those people looking for this awesome new flight simulator, right? If you are then keep reading.
The bad news is there isn’t always a brand new flight simulator released every year. Or at the very least there isn’t an actual flight simulator called “Flight Simulator 2013”. Why create a flight simulator that will only last for a year? It doesn’t make any sense. That’s why the people creating these flight simulation games make them future proof; they will be up-to-date and fun for years to come.
The good news is there IS a flight simulator out there that’s in the top of it’s league. Some of you may have heard of it before, but if not it’s called Virtual Pilot 3D. It’s one of the newer flight simulation games to hit the market. It was first released some time in 2012 however it is an awesome flight simulator that is still worked on by the developers and is still up to date today, in 2013. If you look at all of the other flight simulators out there they are all old; some created back in 2010, some 2011 and a few in 2012. A brand new flight simulator probably won’t be created for a few years to come as it requires a lot of money, time and effort.
Virtual Pilot 3D is your best bet if you’re looking for the best and most recent flight simulator. It offers MANY impressive features along with regular updates and it keeps on growing each month. It’s definitely worth checking this one out. You can find out more about this flight simulator if you visit the official Virtual Pilot 3D website, however I’ll give you the low down below.
Virtual Pilot 3D has over 200 aircraft that you can fly all over the globe. It includes regular aircraft, such as commercial airliners like the Boeings and Airbuses, as well as some more unusual aircraft like gliders and military planes. Helicopters also feature in this simulator. New aircraft are released for free in the members area periodically, so be sure to check that out.
The realism of this flight simulator is second to none. I thought I had seen some pretty realistic cockpits in my time, but the ones offered by Virtual Pilot 3D really do impress me. They are ultra-realistic; everything is where it should be and nothing is out of place. It’s not only that though, as all of the instruments, buttons and levers really do work inside the cockpits. To me this offers unparalleled realism when flying. The only thing that’s more realistic is a real plane! It isn’t just the cockpits and the planes that are realistic. The controls are very responsive and the physics engine used in the game makes the experience very realistic, just like if you were flying a real plane. If it’s windy or if there’s a storm the plane’s controls will be affected. The weather, position of the sun/moon, the time of day and pretty much anything else you can think of is all very realistic. It really is an immersive experience and it’s one that is very enjoyable.
The number of airports offered in this simulator is mind blowing. You can take off from and land at more than 25,000 airports. Yes, you read that right; twenty five thousand airports. That’s a huge amount! You will never get bored with taking off from airports thanks to the sheer number that exist in this game. You can take off from airports in London, New York, the Middle East, Australia… wherever you can think of!
To finish off with this brief overview it’s worth mentioning that the software allows the use of joysticks, pedals and any other equipment that you can plug into your computer. This includes multiple monitors. You can also play with other people from all over the globe in real time as it has a multiplayer feature built in. This is great as it can sometimes get a little bit tiresome playing by yourself. Of course, it’s optional so you don’t have to, but it’s there if you want it.
To be honest this very short overview doesn’t do the game justice. I really recommend you check out the official Virtual Pilot 3D site to see everything it has to offer. You’ll be impressed, that’s for sure. I bet you won’t find a better flight simulator out there.
So there you have it; there is no official Flight Simulator 2013 but there is another amazing flight simulator out there which is at the top of its game. I hope this can help clear up confusion around the flight simulator 2013 name and I hope you enjoy Virtual Pilot 3D if you decide to go for it.