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Microsoft Flight Simulator Release Date Announced


Microsoft Flight Simulator Set for Launch on August 18 for PC, alsowith Xbox Game Pass for PC (Beta).

Start preparing for take-off. Xbox Game Studios and Asobo Studioare thrilled to announce that Microsoft Flight Simulator launches onAugust 18, and you can pre-order on Windows 10 or pre-install withXbox Game Pass for PC (Beta) today.

We have been thrilled and humbled by the support and dedicationthat has fueled the Flight Sim community for the past 38 years. Sincethe launch of the very first Microsoft Flight Simulator in 1982, weknew it was finally the right time to develop the next-generationversion of Microsoft Flight Simulator. We have the right tools,technology, partners, and hardware to release the most realistic andauthentic flight simulator to date. Microsoft Flight Simulatorfeatures include:

  • Vivid and Detailed Landscapes – Immerse yourself in the vast andbeautiful world that is our planet with more than 1.5 billionbuildings, 2 trillion trees, mountains, roads, rivers and more.
  • A Living World – Earth is vibrant and ever-changing and so is theworld of Microsoft Flight Simulator which includes live traffic,real-time weather and animals.
  • Highly Detailed Aircraft – Hone your pilot skills in a variety ofaircraft from light planes to commercial jets with comprehensiveflight models. Every aircraft includes highly detailed and accuratecockpits with realistic instrumentation.
  • New Checklist System – From pro to beginner, scale your level fromfull manual to full assist with interactive and highlighted instrumentguidance and checklist.
  • Dynamic Weather – The new weather engine enables users to switchon the live weather mode to experience real-time weather includingaccurate wind speed and direction, temperature, humidity, rain andmore.
  • New Day & Night Engine– Experience flight at any time of day oryear allowing for night VFR, visual flight rules, navigation.
  • Aerodynamic Modeling- A state-of-the-art physics engine with over1,000 control surfaces per plane allows for a truly realisticexperience.

Three Editions of Microsoft Flight Simulator

Explore all of this and more with any of the three editions ofMicrosoft Flight Simulator.

  • The Microsoft Flight Simulator Standard Edition ($59.99 USD)includes 20 highly detailed planes with unique flight models and 30hand-crafted airports. The Standard Edition will be available on dayone with Xbox Game Pass for PC (Beta).
  • The Deluxe Edition ($89.99 USD) includes everything from MicrosoftFlight Simulator’s standard edition plus 5 additional highly accurateplanes with unique flight models and 5 additional handcraftedinternational airports.
  • The Premium Deluxe Edition ($119.99 USD) includes everything fromMicrosoft Flight Simulator Standard Edition plus 10 additional highlyaccurate planes with unique flight models and 10 additionalhandcrafted international airports.

In addition to its digital versions, Microsoft Flight Simulatorwill be available as a retail disc version at European stores viaAerosoft. For more information on these retail disc versions inEurope, please visit the Aerosoft website.

Your fleet of planes and detailed airports from whatever editionyou choose are all available on launch day as well as access to theongoing content updates that will continually evolve and expand theflight simulation platform.


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