The Microsoft Flight Simulator release date has been set for 18 August, Microsoft and Asobo Studios has confirmed.
“We have been thrilled and humbled by the support and dedication that has fueled the Flight Sim community for the past 38 years,” Jorg Neumann, Head of Microsoft Flight Simulator, said. “Since the launch of the very first Microsoft Flight Simulator in 1982, we knew it was finally the right time to develop the next-generation version of Microsoft Flight Simulator. We have the right tools, technology, partners and hardware to release the most realistic and authentic flight simulator to date.”
While Microsoft Flight Simulator is offered for free as part of an Xbox Game Pass subscription, it’s also offered in the following paid formats:
• The Microsoft Flight Simulator Standard Edition ($99.99 AUD), which includes 20 highly detailed planes with unique flight models and 30 hand-crafted airports. The Standard Edition will be available on day one with Xbox Game Pass for PC (Beta).
• The Deluxe Edition ($139.95 AUD), which includes everything from Microsoft Flight Simulator’s standard edition plus five additional highly accurate planes with unique flight models and five additional handcrafted international airports.
• The Premium Deluxe Edition ($179.95 AUD), which includes everything from Microsoft Flight Simulator Standard Edition plus 10 additional highly accurate planes with unique flight models and 10 additional handcrafted international airports.
Microsoft Flight Simulator heads to Windows PC on 18 August.