Microsoft Flight Simulator adds classic games with new Easter egg

By Tom West,

Microsoft Flight Simulator's 40th Anniversary Edition rolled out to players last week as a free update, which added a bunch of new content to the game, and a player has now found a pretty cool Easter egg hidden amongst it all.

The 40th Anniversary Edition update for Microsoft Flight Simulator, which is now available on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC, looks to have added an Easter egg (thanks, Eurogamer) that allows you to play older series entries from within the cockpit of an aircraft.

You can play older Flight Simulator games within a cockpit in Microsoft Flight Simulator

As posted by Redditor HughesMDflyer4, you can play the first four Flight Simulator games from within a cockpit in Microsoft Flight Simulator, thanks to the recent 40th Anniversary Edition update. To activate the Easter egg, you'll first need to load in the Diamond DA62 aircraft and head to its cockpit. Once inside, look to the bottom-right of the dashboard and flip the ELT switch, which will boot up the four Flight Simulator games on the screen in front of you.

The 40th Anniversary Edition is now available as a free update for all players across Xbox Series X|S and PC, as well as Xbox Game Pass and PC Game Pass. It adds a fair amount of content, such as a number of historical aircraft, helicopters, gliders, and more. Of course, the above Easter egg is also a part of those new additions.

If you have an Xbox Game Pass or PC Game Pass subscription, you already have access to a huge library of fantastic games, but there are plenty of other titles coming to Game Pass in 2022 and beyond.

Will you be heading into Microsoft Flight Simulator to check out this update? Drop a comment below and let us know!
Tom West
Written by Tom West
Tom has been playing video games since he was old enough to hold a controller, experimenting with systems like the Nintendo 64 and Playstation until he eventually fell in love with the Xbox 360. With a passion for the platform, he decided to make a career out of it, and now happily spends his days writing about that which he loves. If he’s not achievement hunting, you’ll likely find him somewhere in The Elder Scrolls Online.