The latest iteration of Microsoft Flight Simulator will be launching for PC on August 18, 2020. The game, developed by Asobo Studio and Xbox Game Studios is available for pre-order on PC and pre-install via Xbox Game Pass for PC (beta).
The game boasts of a landscape that includes more than 37,000 airports, 1.5 billion building and trillions of trees, mountains, roads, rivers and other elements. It also has real-time weather and live traffic.
The game also has a new dynamic weather engine, which allows users to experience real-time weather with accurate wind speed, direction, temperature, rain, humidity and other factors, that are aimed at simulating the real-world flight experience better than before.
The game is available in three editions, including Standard ($59.99), Deluxe ($89.99) and Premium Deluxe ($119.99), which offers users a different number of planes and airports at the time of launch of the game. You can find more information about which planes and airports different editions offer here and here, respectively.
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“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,” said Jorg Neumann, Head of Microsoft Flight Simulator. “We have the right tools, technology, partners and hardware to release the most realistic and authentic flight simulator to date.”
The game will also be available in retail disc version at European stores in partnership with Aerosoft.
Flight Simulator (2020) minimum system requirements
- OS: Windows 10 (version 1909)
- Processor: Intel i5 (4460), Ryzen 3 (1200)
- Graphics: Gtx 770 or Radeon Rx 570
- RAM: 8GB; 2GB VRAM
- HDD/SSD: 150GB
- DirectX 11
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