Microsoft Flight Simulator is one of the best flight simulators in the market for real-life operation and handling of an airplane. It was expected that a new, improved version of the Microsoft Flight Simulator would be launching soon, and the company has finally revealed that the PC version of the simulator will be available for everyone on August 18, 2020.
Microsoft has confirmed that they were into the simulator’s alpha testing phase for a few months now, and the new version will be a hyper-detailed version of the simulator that has been running since the 1980s. The last version of the flight simulator released by them was the Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition in 2014.
Microsoft confirmed that this version of the flight simulator would be a big change in the graphic and handling. It will be adding many new features that are in line up with the current technology used in the aircraft. This next generation of flight simulator has been designed with a lot of new elements and is a perfect next-generation version of the flight simulator.
The game has been designed for both beginners and pros, with additional features where they can use the simulator to fly at any time of the day, new checklist system before takeoff, real-time updates on weather, traffic, etc.
The game will be launched in three different versions, where it will be priced at $59.99 for a standard edition that includes 20 planes and 30 airports. The deluxe version is priced at $89.99, with five additional planes and airports over the standard version. Finally, the premium deluxe version will give ten additional airplanes and airports over the standard version at $119.99.
The game will include some popular airports like London’s Heathrow, San Francisco, Chicago’s O’Hare airport, and Amsterdam’s Schiphol. However, you will have to spend extra as they are only available in the game’s higher versions. Microsoft Flight Simulator will also launch free of charge as part of the Xbox Game Pass for PC.