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Microsoft Flight Simulator Launching This August, Pre-Load Live Now

Microsoft Game Studios and Asobo Studio are hosting a closed beta for Microsoft Flight Simulator later this month but have revealed that the game will launch just a few weeks later, on August 18.

Microsoft Flight Simulator is available for pre-order today from the Windows 10 Store and can be pre-loaded too if you use the Xbox Game Pass for PC app on Windows 10. The game will also launch for all Game Pass subscribers on PC on the same day. You can check out more stunning 4K footage in the latest trailer below.


Flight Simulator will feature three different versions to purchase, with their differences all coming down to included planes and airports. The standard $60 edition includes 20 planes and 30 airports, the $90 Deluxe edition increases that to 25 planes and 35 airports, and the Premium Deluxe edition features the full 30 plane and 40 airport roster, including exclusives like the Boeing 787 and San Francisco International Airport. The full breakdown of each edition can be found below.

Flight Simulator also features new live weather and air traffic modes, letting you simulate real-time flight paths and regulatory standards as the information is retrieved in real-time. You’ll also be able to switch between night and daytime modes, as well as scale your in-flight checklist according to your desired difficulty level.

Flight Simulator is only launching on PC at this time, but Microsoft has also announced it for Xbox One.

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