Microsoft Flight Sim launches August 2020

Microsoft and developer Asobo Studio (the same studio responsible for the incredible A Plague Tale: Innocence) have announced Microsoft Flight Sim will be available this August. Available to pre-order for Windows 10 today and to pre-install with Xbox Game Pass for PC, Microsoft Flight Sim is bringing the popular franchise back in style.

There are three3 different editions of Microsoft Flight Sim to pre-order/purchase which grant differering amounts of aeroplanes and airports. The Standard Edition includes 20 planes and 30 airports, Deluxe adds five more of each and the Premium Deluxe Edition adds another five of each again.

While Microsoft Flight Sim will be available digitally, it will be sold as a retail disc in Europe.

Microsoft Flight Sim

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Of the total 40 airports included in Microsoft Flight Sim, one is located in Australia and one in New Zealand. Players will be able to head to the Sydney Airport and the Queesntown Airport in-game. The majority of airports in game are located in the US and Europe, as well as a handful of the other major international airports in Asia and Africa.

Microsoft and Asobo said;

We have been thrilled and humbled by the support and dedication that has fueled the Flight Sim community for the past 38 years. Since the launch of the very first Microsoft Flight Simulator in 1982, we knew it was finally the right time to develop the next-generation version of Microsoft Flight Simulator. We have the right tools, technology, partners and hardware to release the most realistic and authentic flight simulator to date. 

Microsoft Flight Sim includes 37 thousand airports, 1.5 billion buildings, 2 trillion trees, mountains, roads, rivers, live traffic, real-time weather and animals and more. Players will be able to enter the cockpit of each aircraft and see highly detailed and realistic information and a new checklist system will allow players of all skill levels to jump in and start flying.

Microsoft Flight Sim launches on August 18, 2020.

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