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You can now pre-order Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020!

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At least some good news this year: Microsoft’s Xbox Game Studios announced that the newest Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 will launch on August 18, and it’s now available for pre-order!

Great news for all flight simulator enthusiasts: You can now pre-order the new Flight Simulator 2020! Pre-orders will receive access to the game from August 18!

After a series of closed alpha tests, Microsoft’s Xbox Game Studios announced yesterday that the newest Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 will launch on August 18. Pre-orders are now live and FS 2020 will come in three editions, standard ($59.99), deluxe ($89.99), and premium deluxe ($89.99), with the more expensive versions featuring more planes and handcrafted international airports.

Microsoft Flight Simulator Standard – PC

$59.99

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Microsoft Flight Simulator Deluxe Edition – PC

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The default edition features 20 planes and 30 hand-modeled airports, while the deluxe edition bumps that up to 25 planes and 35 airports and the high-end version comes with 30 planes and 40 airports.

Among those airports not modeled in all their glorious detail in the default edition (they are still available there, by the way — just without some of the extra detail) are the likes of Amsterdam Schiphol, Chicago O’Hare, Denver, Frankfurt, Heathrow and San Francisco.

Because a lot of what Microsoft and Adobo are doing here involves using cloud technology to, for example, stream some of the more detailed scenery to your computer on demand, chances are we’ll see regular content updates for these various editions as well, though the details here aren’t yet clear.

“Your fleet of planes and detailed airports from whatever edition you choose are all available on launch day as well as access to the ongoing content updates that will continually evolve and expand the flight simulation platform,” is what Microsoft has to say about this for the time being. (Source: Techcrunch)

Microsoft Flight Simulator Standard – PC

$59.99

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Microsoft Flight Simulator Deluxe Edition – PC

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Microsoft Flight Simulator Premium Deluxe Edition – PC

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Last updated on October 16, 2020 by Senne Vandenputte

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