Publisher Microsoft and developer Asobo Studio have announced that Microsoft Flight Simulator is slated to release for PC via the Microsoft Store and Xbox Game Pass on 18 August 2020. The Xbox One version is scheduled for release at a later unspecified date.

Microsoft Flight Simulator is the next generation of one of the most beloved simulation franchises. It will feature over 2 million cities, 1.5 billion buildings, real mountains, roads, trees, rivers, animals, traffic, and more. Players can pilot a variety of aircraft from light planes to commercial jets with an experience that scales to your level with interactive and highlighted instrument guidance and checklists.

This latest instalment also features the ability to fly during the day or night with live real-time weather, including accurate wind speed and direction, temperature, humidity, rain, and lighting.

Microsoft Flight Simulator

You can check out the official PC requirements for Microsoft Flight Simulator by heading over here.

Here is an overview of each edition:

Standard (RM234)

Includes the base game.

Deluxe (RM350)

The Deluxe Edition includes everything from Microsoft Flight Simulator plus five additional highly accurate planes with unique flight models and five additional handcrafted international airports.

Additional aircraft:

  • Diamond Aircraft DA40-TDI
  • Diamond Aircraft DV20
  • Textron Aviation Beechcraft Baron G58
  • Textron Aviation Cessna 152 Aerobat
  • Textron Aviation Cessna 172 Skyhawk

Additional airports:

  • Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (Netherlands)
  • Cairo International Airport (Egypt)
  • Cape Town International Airport (South Africa)
  • O’Hare International Airport (USA)
  • Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport (Spain)

Premium Deluxe (RM465)

The Premium Deluxe Edition includes everything from Microsoft Flight Simulator plus 10 additional highly accurate planes with unique flight models and 10 additional handcrafted international airports.

Additional aircraft:

  • Diamond Aircraft DA40-TDI
  • Diamond Aircraft DV20
  • Textron Aviation Beechcraft Baron G58
  • Textron Aviation Cessna 152 Aerobat
  • Textron Aviation Cessna 172 Skyhawk
  • Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner
  • Cirrus Aircraft SR22
  • Pipistrel Virus SW 121
  • Textron Aviation Cessna Citation Longitude
  • Zlin Aviation Shock Ultra

Additional airports:

  • Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (Netherlands)
  • Cairo International Airport (Egypt)
  • Cape Town International Airport (South Africa)
  • O’Hare International Airport (USA)
  • Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport (Spain)
  • Denver International Airport (USA)
  • Dubai International Airport (United Arab Emirates)
  • Frankfurt Airport (Germany)
  • Heathrow Airport (United Kingdom)
  • San Francisco International Airport (USA)

In the meantime, check out the trailer below.


 

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