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Microsoft Flight Simulator Set for Launch on August 18 for PC, also free with Xbox Game Pass for PC (Beta)

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Microsoft Flight Simulator Set for Launch on August 18 for PC, also free with Xbox Game Pass for PC (Beta)

Start preparing for take-off. Xbox Game Studios and Asobo Studio are thrilled to announce that Microsoft Flight Simulator launches on August 18, and you can pre-order on Windows 10* or pre-install with Xbox Game Pass for PC (Beta) today.

We have been thrilled and humbled by the support and dedication that has fueled the Flight Sim community for the past 38 years. Since the launch of the very first Microsoft Flight Simulator in 1982, we knew it was finally the right time to develop the next-generation version of Microsoft Flight Simulator. We have the right tools, technology, partners and hardware to release the most realistic and authentic flight simulator to date. Microsoft Flight Simulator features include:

Vivid and Detailed Landscapes – Immerse yourself in the vast and beautiful world that is our planet with more than 37 thousand airports, 1.5 billion buildings, 2 trillion trees, mountains, roads, rivers and more.A Living World – Earth is vibrant and ever-changing and so is the world of Microsoft Flight Simulator which includes live traffic, real-time weather and animals.  Highly Detailed Aircraft – Hone your pilot skills in a variety of aircraft from light planes to commercial jets with comprehensive flight models. Every aircraft includes highly detailed and accurate cockpits with realistic instrumentation.New Checklist System – From pro to beginner, scale your level from full manual to full assist with interactive and highlighted instrument guidance and checklist.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.



The Microsoft Flight Simulator Standard Edition ($59.99 USD) includes 20 highly detailed planes with unique flight models and 30 hand-crafted airports.
The Standard Edition will be available on day one with Xbox Game Pass for PC (Beta).

The Deluxe Edition ($89.99 USD) includes everything from Microsoft Flight Simulator’s standard edition plus five additional highly accurate planes with unique flight models and five additional handcrafted international airports.

The Premium Deluxe Edition ($119.99 USD) includes everything from Microsoft Flight Simulator Standard Edition plus 10 additional highly accurate planes with unique flight models and 10 additional handcrafted international airports.
malbrax wrote: Deal if I understand correctly it's free if you have Xbox game pass for PC

Thanks OP
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User131439 wrote: What's the deal?
Deal if I understand correctly it's free if you have Xbox game pass for PC

Thanks OP
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List of enhanced airports. Pretty disappointing

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Dang, no HKG, one of the most spectacular takeoff/landing on a clear day.
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That's not a deal man come on. All Microsoft exclusives are free on day 1. Are we going to have a thread when Halo Infinite comes out?
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Dave510 wrote: Dang, no HKG, one of the most spectacular takeoff/landing on a clear day.
It has every airport in the world.... The ones listed are just ultra high detailed models
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What kind of computer do I need to run this?

I only have Xbox and thinkpad T450s .. :(
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Viper98 wrote: It has every airport in the world.... The ones listed are just ultra high detailed models
HKG deserves the ultra high detailed treatment, and add some PLA battling umbrella protestors!
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'Ideal' spec is an i7-9800x and a RTX 2080? LOL...

Unfortunately doesn't look like they have VR support (not at launch anyway).
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GTX 970 still going strong in 2020, gotta love it
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Wow, I thought this was gonna be like another year or something before release.
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toguy wrote: Image

'Ideal' spec is an i7-9800x and a RTX 2080? LOL...

Unfortunately doesn't look like they have VR support (not at launch anyway).
Those spec isn't very demanding, i thought it would push for 2080ti.
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Can't wait. Been ages since MS released FS. Also I want Train Simulator as well! Bring it on!

Can I run the game at min specs with i5 2500K CPU, 32GB DDR3 RAM + GTX 1060 16GB GPU?
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toguy wrote: Image
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djemzine wrote: Can't wait. Been ages since MS released FS. Also I want Train Simulator as well! Bring it on!

Can I run the game at min specs with i5 2500K CPU, 32GB DDR3 RAM + GTX 1060 16GB GPU?

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