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Microsoft Flight Simulator Editions explained: What’s in each

Lots to choose from.

Unsure of which version of Microsoft Flight Simulator to buy (or simply download with your Xbox Game Pass subscription) come 18 August? We’ve got you covered below, Windows PC users, with a handy guide on what to expect from the game’s three editions.

Microsoft Flight Simulator Standard Edition

The Standard Edition of Microsoft Flight Simulator comes with 20 planes, 30 enhanced airports and is priced at $59.99 USD or $99.95 AUD. This is the version that those who subscribe to Xbox Game Pass for PC (or Xbox Game Pass Ultimate) will receive at no additional cost.

While there are far more airports than just 30 in the game — 37 thousand, in face — it’s only those 30 that are “enhanced” or true to real-life. The greater your edition, the more enhanced airports you obtain.

Microsoft Flight Simulator Deluxe Edition

The Deluxe Edition of Microsoft Flight Simulator comes with an additional 5 enhanced (or accurate to real-life) airports and an additional five airplanes. It retails for $89.99 USD or $139.95 AUD.

Here’s the additional content as compared to the Standard Edition:

Enhanced Deluxe Edition Airports

  • Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (Netherlands)
  • Cairo International Airport (Egypt)
  • Cape Town International Airport (South Africa)
  • O’Hare International Airport (USA)
  • Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas Airport (Spain)

Additional Deluxe Edition Planes

  • Diamond Aircraft DA40-TDI
  • Diamond Aircraft DV20
  • Textron Aviation Inc. Beechcraft Baron G58
  • Textron Aviation Inc. Cessna 152 Aerobat
  • Textron Aviation Inc. Cessna 172 Skyhawk

Microsoft Flight Simulator Premium Deluxe Edition

The Premium Deluxe Edition of Microsoft Flight Simulator comes with an additional 5 enhanced (or accurate to real-life) airports and an additional five airplanes. It retails for $119.99 USD or $179.95 AUD.

Here’s the additional content as compared to the Standard and Deluxe Editions:

Enhanced Premium Deluxe Edition Airports

  • All Enhanced Deluxe Edition airports:
    • Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (Netherlands)
    • Cairo International Airport (Egypt)
    • Cape Town International Airport (South Africa)
    • O’Hare International Airport (USA)
    • Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas Airport (Spain)
  • Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (Netherlands)
  • Cairo International Airport (Egypt)
  • Cape Town International Airport (South Africa)
  • O’Hare International Airport (USA)
  • Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas Airport (Spain)
  • Denver International Airport (USA)
  • Dubai International Airport (UAE)
  • Frankfurt Airport (Germany)
  • Heathrow Airport (UK)
  • San Francisco International Airport (USA)

Additional Premium Deluxe Edition Planes

  • All Deluxe Edition airplanes:
    • Diamond Aircraft DA40-TDI
    • Diamond Aircraft DV20
    • Textron Aviation Inc. Beechcraft Baron G58
    • Textron Aviation Inc. Cessna 152 Aerobat
    • Textron Aviation Inc. Cessna 172 Skyhawk
  • Diamond Aircraft DA40-TDI
  • Diamond Aircraft DV20
  • Textron Aviation Inc. Beechcraft Baron G58
  • Textron Aviation Inc. Cessna 152 Aerobat
  • Textron Aviation Inc. Cessna 172 Skyhawk
  • The Boeing Company 787-10 Dreamliner
  • Cirrus Aircraft SR22
  • Pipistrel Virus SW 121
  • Textron Aviation Inc. Cessna Citation Longitude
  • Zlin Aviation Shock Ultra

Microsoft Flight Simulator Editions at a glance

Microsoft Flight Simulator heads to Windows PC on 18 August.

 

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