Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020
© 2020 Microsoft Corp.
Windows, Xbox One
Teaches: Aviation, geography, weather, logic
It's back!! Since it's first release 38 years ago, the first and best flight simulator is back on the market with a fresh, buggy version for Windows computers, which we tested. We did not try the Xbox version. According to PR materials, the entire world is flyable in VFR (visual ...
It's back!! Since it's first release 38 years ago, the first and best flight simulator is back on the market with a fresh, buggy version for Windows computers, which we tested. We did not try the Xbox version. According to PR materials, the entire world is flyable in VFR (visual flight rules) giving you the ability to fly over real looking terrain in realistic planes. Besides taking up 150 GB of hard drive space and an entire afternoon to download (on most normal connections), this simulator requires a constant and reliable Internet connection in order to access the Microsoft Bing geography database, containing 2.5 petabytes of content. According to Microsoft This includes 2 trillion trees, 1.5 billion buildings, 117 million lakes, plus roads, mountains, cities and airports. When data is missing, the computer simulates the ground and such things as moving traffic. Other features include real time weather and multi-player options, so you can fly with your friends, night/day modes, 20 planes and 30 airports, a level system so beginners can fly, and live weather that includes wind speed and direction, temperature, humidity. There are three versions -- Standard, Deluxe, and Premium Deluxe Editions ranging from $60 to $110. The more expensive options offer more planes and airports. Created by Asobo Studio for Microsoft Games. See the review by Seth Schiesel at https://www.protocol.com/microsoft-flight-simulator-2020 Here are the aircraft at launch. • Diamond Aircraft DA40-TDI • Diamond Aircraft DV20 • Textron Aviation Beechcraft Baron G58 • Textron Aviation Cessna 152 Aerobat • Textron Aviation Cessna 172 Skyhawk • Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner • Cirrus Aircraft SR22 • Pipistrel Virus SW 121 • Textron Aviation Cessna Citation Longitude • Zlin Aviation Shock Ultra Airports include • Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (Netherlands) • Cairo International Airport (Egypt) • Cape Town International Airport (South Africa) • O’Hare International Airport (USA) • Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport (Spain) • Denver International Airport (USA) • Dubai International Airport (United Arab Emirates) • Frankfurt Airport (Germany) • Heathrow Airport (United Kingdom) • San Francisco International Airport (USA) Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system, Windows 10 plus 150 GB of local storage. VR features are promised.