Microsoft Flight Simulator is now live on Windows 10 to buy or play for free with Xbox Game Pass

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The highly-anticipated reimagining of the classic video game of the same name, Microsoft Flight Simulator, is now live in the Microsoft Store on Windows 10 devices.

The game is the 11th entry in the Microsoft Flight Simulator video game franchise which began way back in 1982. This latest entry boasts 4K HDR visuals on compatible hardware and an impressive cloud-based system that allows players to explore the entire planet and fly anywhere.

Microsoft Flight Simulator can be purchased outright on Windows devices or played for free as part of an active Xbox Game Pass subscription.

Here’s the official game description and trailer:

  • From light planes to wide-body jets, fly highly detailed and accurate aircraft in the next generation of Microsoft Flight Simulator. Test your piloting skills against the challenges of night flying, real-time atmospheric simulation and live weather in a dynamic and living world. Create your flight plan to anywhere on the planet. The world is at your fingertips.
  • The Deluxe Edition includes everything from Microsoft Flight Simulator plus 5 additional highly accurate planes with unique flight models and 5 additional handcrafted international airports.
  • The world at your fingertips. Take to the skies and experience the joy of flight in the next generation of Microsoft Flight Simulator.
  • Explore the world. Travel the world in amazing detail with over 2 million cities, 1.5 billion buildings, real mountains, roads, trees, rivers, animals, traffic, and more.
  • Earn Your Wings. Hone your pilot skills in a variety of aircraft from light planes to commercial jets with an experience that scales to your level with interactive and highlighted instrument guidance and checklists.
  • Test Your Skill. Fly day or night with live real-time weather including accurate wind speed and direction, temperature, humidity, rain, and lighting.

Microsoft Flight Simulator is available in a regular edition with the base game, and special Deluxe and Premium Deluxe versions with the game and a host of additional aircraft and enhanced airports.

Here’s the list of additional content for Microsoft Flight Simulator: Deluxe

Additional Aircraft

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

Additional Enhanced Airports

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

And here’s all of the extra content include in the Premium Deluxe version:

Additional Aircraft

  • Diamond Aircraft DA40-TDI
  • Diamond Aircraft DV20
  • Textron Aviation Beechcraft Baron G58
  • Textron Aviation Cessna 152 Aerobat
  • Textron Aviation Cessna 172 Skyhawk
  • Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner
  • Cirrus Aircraft SR22
  • Pipistrel Virus SW 121
  • Textron Aviation Cessna Citation Longitude
  • Zlin Aviation Shock Ultra

Additional Enhanced Airports

  • Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (Netherlands)
  • Cairo International Airport (Egypt)
  • Cape Town International Airport (South Africa)
  • O’Hare International Airport (USA)
  • Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport (Spain)
  • Denver International Airport (USA)
  • Dubai International Airport (United Arab Emirates)
  • Frankfurt Airport (Germany)
  • Heathrow Airport (United Kingdom)
  • San Francisco International Airport (USA)

An Xbox version of Microsoft Flight Simulator has been confirmed for both the Xbox One and Xbox Series X though no release date has been locked in as of yet.

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Microsoft flight simulator: standard edition
Microsoft flight simulator: standard edition
Developer: ‪Xbox Game Studios‬
Price: $59.99+
Microsoft flight simulator: deluxe edition
Microsoft flight simulator: deluxe edition
Developer: ‪Xbox Game Studios‬
Price: $89.99+
Microsoft flight simulator: premium deluxe edition
Microsoft flight simulator: premium deluxe edition
Developer: ‪Xbox Game Studios‬
Price: $119.99+
Xbox game pass for pc
Xbox game pass for pc
Developer: ‪Microsoft Corporation‬
Price: $9.99/month $1.00

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