Microsoft Flight Simulator to release in August

Recently Microsoft Flight Simulator got a release date. While it will be available to PC on 18 August 2020, there is no release date for the Xbox One version yet.

Microsoft Flight Simulator is the latest installment in the hyper-detailed series that has been running since the 1980s. It follows the release of Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition in 2014.


Microsoft Flight Simulator is a series of flight simulator programs for Microsoft Windows operating systems, and earlier for MS-DOS and Classic Mac OS. It is one of the longest-running, best-known, and most comprehensive home flight simulator programs on the market


You can pre-order Microsoft Flight Simulator on the Microsoft Store for Rs. 3,999 and as is Microsoft tradition these days, it’s also part of Games Pass for PC.

The minimum system requirements for Microsoft Flight Simulator are:

  • Windows 10 64-bit
  • Intel Core i5-4460/AMD Ryzen 3 1200 CPU
  • 8GB of RAM
  • Nvidia GTX 770/AMD Radeon RX 570 GPU

Here are the recommended specs:

  • Windows 10 64-bit
  • Intel Core i5-8400/AMD Ryzen 5 1500X CPU
  • 16GB of RAM
  • Nvidia GTX 970/AMD Radeon RX 590 GPU

The total download size for Microsoft Flight Simulator will sit at around 150GB. The latest game includes a new day and night engine that allows players to fly at any time of day as well as a new checklist system that scales for beginners or pro players with instrument guidance and checklists before takeoff. Microsoft Flight Simulator also includes real-time weather, live traffic, and animals throughout its living world.

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