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Microsoft’s Flight Simulator 2020 is set to launch on August 18

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After a series of closed alpha tests, Microsoft’s  Xbox Game Studios and Asobo Studio today announced that the next-gen 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 ($119.99), with the more expensive versions featuring more planes and handcrafted international airports.

The last part may come as somewhat of an amazement, given that Microsoft and Asobo are utilizing resources from Bing Maps and some AI enchantment on Azure to basically reproduce the Earth — and the entirety of its air terminals — in Flight Simulator 2020. In any case, the group more likely than not invested some additional energy in making a portion of these bigger air terminals particularly sensible and today, if you somehow managed to purchase even one of these bigger air terminals as an extra for Flight Simulator X or X-Plane, you’d effortlessly be burning through $30 or more.

The default release highlights 20 planes and 30 hand-demonstrated air terminals, while the luxurious release knocks that up to 25 planes and 35 air terminals and the top of the line form accompanies 30 planes and 40 air terminals.

Among those air terminals not displayed in the entirety of their great detail in the default release (they are as yet accessible there, incidentally — just without a portion of the additional detail) are any semblance of Amsterdam Schiphol, Chicago O’Hare, Denver, Frankfurt, Heathrow and San Francisco.

Similar remains constant for planes, with the 787 just accessible in the exclusive bundle, for instance. In any case, in light of what Asobo has appeared in its ordinary updates up until now, even the 20 planes in the standard release have been demonstrated in unquestionably more detail than in past forms, and possibly past what some additional items give today.

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