Post by KostaAndreadis @ 12:28am 14/07/20 | 2 Comments
Where it naturally will be available for Xbox Game Pass in addition to Windows 10. For those that have been following the development of Microsoft Flight Simulator, a series that helped showcase the potential of computer simulations as games back in 1982 -- this latest installment is a true jaw-dropper. And if you need proof check out the latest trailer, presented in 4K.
Simply stunning. And through the use of satellite imagery it looks to have brought the entire planet to life in a way we haven't seen before in an interactive experience. It's the sort of detail you expect to see in a sim, but also don't expect on the account of it feeling impossible to pull off.
Vivid and Detailed Landscapes – Immerse yourself in the vast and beautiful world that is our planet with more than 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.
Jorg Neumann, Head of Microsoft Flight Simulator, notes, "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."
At launch Microsoft Flight Simulator will debut with three versions with the differentiator being the number of planes and airports players/pilots will get access to. The Microsoft Flight Simulator Standard Edition comes with 20 highly detailed planes and 30 hand-crafted airports -- and this will be the version arriving as part of Xbox Game Pass. The Deluxe Edition will see five additional planes added to the manifest alongside five additional international airports. The Premium Deluxe (which should be called First Class) adds five more on top of that. For the full list of planes and airports - head here.
UPDATE: It's worth noting that all airports are in the game, the versions allude to the hand-crafted higher quality versions of airports that sit on top of the checks notes entire world you'll be able to explore.