The huge freighter has ever been given stuck in the Suez Canal for almost a week, which bewitched the internet and frustrated the teams responsible for driving it out and the governments hardest hit by the closure of the maritime trade route.
The ship (and the ‘Evergreen’ lettering painted on the side) has become so iconic that it has become a destination Microsoft Flight Simulator, at least for one virtual pilot who appears to have created a mod that places the grounded craft in the game’s virtual earth, through GeekWire
Twitter user Mat Velloso shared a video from TikTok, originally captured and uploaded by user “donut_enforcement”, showing the freighter’s flyby to a convincing-sounding pilot story while the boat is stuck between the banks of the canal. The scene looks shockingly realistic which is a testament to the quality of the mod and also just the demanding visuals from Microsoft Flight Simulator
Of course, there’s nothing stopping developer Asobo from updating the game with newer satellite imagery to include the ship for all players – there’s many such pictures have been acquired in the past six days. But since the game gets its images from Bing Maps and doesn’t always refresh on time, that means your game won’t have the Ever Given in it unless you can modify it like in the video above.
There is currently no concrete timeline for the release of the ship from its unfortunately angular situation, so it is certainly possible.