Ever given, the massive container ship that captured the world after blocking Egypt’s Suez Canal for more than a week, is free at 15.05 local time, but the ridiculous event will live forever in Microsoft Flight Simulator.
In recent days, it has dedicated Microsoft Flight Simulator The community has released several third-party modes to highlight Ever givenits previously precarious position. These supplements vary from simply blocking the Suez Canal with a realistic model of the ship to replicate traffic jam grounding caused on the shipping route. A search for Flightsim.to also appeared a floating version of Ever given, one of the first steps the crews took before finally removing the ship from the waterway itself.
Although it may have been a little difficult to appreciate the large size of Ever given from photography alone, these Microsoft Flight Simulator mods does a fantastic job of giving players – and those of us without the expensive rigs to run the popular game – a chance to get up close and personal with this historic event. The video above, for example, puts the viewer in the cockpit of a helicopter making a pass on the randomly grounded ship, an experience available to very few of us in the real world.
And that’s really the beauty of Microsoft Flight Simulator: It gives players the opportunity to travel a fairly faithful version of our planet from the comfort of home. Sure, world events like this have to be posted by the users themselves, but it certainly strikes walking unknown streets in Google Maps or looking at a single stop sign on Twitch.
(h / t Entrance)