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Microsoft Flight Simulator lands August 18 on PC

Microsoft's Flight Simulator will officially touch down on August 18. (Image: Microsoft)
Microsoft's Flight Simulator will officially touch down on August 18. (Image: Microsoft)
Microsoft’s all-new Flight Simulator is landing on PCs on August 18 following a lengthy public alpha and beta testing period. The game encompasses the entire planet with over 37,000 airports, 1.5 billion buildings and 2 trillion trees, mountains roads, rivers and other physical details captured in the expansive title.

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.

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Sanjiv Sathiah, 2020-07-14 (Update: 2020-07-14)
Sanjiv Sathiah
I have been tech-obsessed from the time my father introduced me to my first computer, an Apple ][. Since then, I have grown to enjoy exploring and experimenting with any computing platform that I can get my hands on – I am the definitive early adopter! I have always been interested in how we can use technology to shape and improve our lives, most recently using it to record, mix and master my debut record, Acuity – Nature | Nurture out now on Spotify.