Microsoft Flight Simulator lands August 18 on PC
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Flight Simulator fans will be excited to learn that Microsoft’s all-new Flight Simulator will officially launch on PC on August 18. Microsoft first revealed it was well into the development of the game back in June last year and has since been ironing out the kinks through lengthy public alpha and beta testing. Work is near wrapped for the launch date and is likely to trigger sales of joysticks and flight yokes as one of the most comprehensive flight simulators ever made.
The aircraft are highly detailed with everything from light planes to commercial jetliners thoroughly modeled on the original cockpits with realistic instrumentation The game scales across the entire planet with over 37,000 airports, 1.5 buildings and over 2 trillion trees and other landscape features all captured and brought to life. It also features dynamic weather that reflects real-world atmospherics in real-time.
Flight Simulator will be available in three editions including the standard edition (US$60 – 20 planes and 30 detailed airports), deluxe edition (US$90 – 25 planes and 35 detailed airports) and the premium deluxe edition (US$120 – 30 planes and 40 detailed airports). Microsoft is also promising ongoing content updates that will continually evolve and expand the platform.