Microsoft Flight Simulator is Launching on PC on 18th August

Joanna Estrada
July 13, 2020

After a series of closed alpha tests, Microsoft's Xbox Game Studios and Asobo Studios today announced that the next-gen Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 will launch on August 18.

From light planes to wide-body jets, fly highly detailed and accurate aircraft in the next generation of Microsoft Flight Simulator.

The Premium edition builds on the Deluxe edition, including everything from the standard and deluxe and adding an additional 10 plans and 10 global airports, for a total of 35 airplanes and 45 hand-crafted airports. Every aircraft includes highly detailed and accurate cockpits with realistic instrumentation.

The default edition features 20 planes and 30 hand-modeled airports, while the deluxe edition bumps that up to 25 and 35 and the high-end version comes with 30 planes and 40 airports.

Dynamic Weather - The new weather engine enables users to switch on the live weather mode to experience real-time weather including accurate wind speed and direction, temperature, humidity, rain and more.

New Day & Night Engine - Experience flight at any time of day or year allowing for night VFR, visual flight rules, navigation.

Aerodynamic Modeling - A state-of-the-art physics engine with over 1,000 control surfaces per plane allows for a truly realistic experience.

Flight sim fans have a hard decision to make, not on whether to play or not, but on which version of the game to pick up.

In order to play Microsoft Flight Simulator you'll need a minimum of either an Intel Core i5-4460 or AMD Ryzen 1200, Nvidia GTX 770 or Radeom RX 570, 8GB of RAM, 150GB of storage space, and an internet connection of at least 5Mbps.

Microsoft Flight Simulator Deluxe Edition costs $89.99 and includes everything from Standard Edition plus five additional highly accurate planes with unique flight models and five additional handcrafted worldwide airports. Pre-orders are now live and FS 2020 will come in three editions, standard ($59.99), deluxe ($89.99) and premium deluxe ($119.99), with the more expensive versions featuring more planes and handcrafted global airports.

Aerosoft is also going to launch a physical release in Europe only.

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