Microsoft has announced a new installment of its Microsoft Flight Simulator series, which has been running since the 1980s. The new Flight Simulator, which was teased briefly at Microsoft’s E3 keynote, is powered by Microsoft’s Azure cloud artificial intelligence. There’s not a lot of detail beyond that - except that the trailer, captured in 4K video, looks gorgeous.
The last version of Flight Simulator was the 2014 Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition, a continuation of the 2006 Flight Simulator X. The series has generally been PC-only, and although this installment is part of the Xbox Game Pass program (which is also available on PC), Microsoft still refers to it as “Microsoft Flight Simulator for PC.”
Some cool new features that were announced include satellite data for terrain and scenery textures, Azure AI (Artificial Intelligence) integration, brand new flight models like the DA62 & TBM930, and definitely many other awesome new features.
These screenshots and the video below give you an idea of the hyper-realism that's coming to MSFS...
And here's the trailer Microsoft used to announce the 2020 version of Microsoft Flight Simulator:
I don't know about you, but I certainly can not wait to get my hands on it!
Coming 2020, Microsoft Flight Simulator is the next generation of one of the most beloved simulation franchises. From light planes to wide-body jets, fly highly detailed and stunning aircraft in an incredibly realistic world. Create your flight plan and fly anywhere on the planet. Enjoy flying day or night and face realistic, challenging weather conditions.