Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 has a physical version with 10 discs

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 Cessna 172
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 Cessna 172 (Image credit: Microsoft)

Microsoft Flight Simulator 10 Discs

Source: Aerosoft (Image credit: Source: Aerosoft)

What you need to know

  • Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 needs at least 150GB free space.
  • A physical version of the game is being released in Europe.
  • This edition comes on 10 discs.
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 is set to release on August 18, 2020.

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 is coming soon and while most players will probably be grabbing this 150GB behemoth of a game digitally, there is a physical edition available in Europe. Microsoft has partnered with Aerosoft to make this edition possible. If you're going this route however, be warned: you're going to be swapping several discs.

This physical edition of Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 comes on 10 different discs. While many physical releases of games on PC take multiple DVDs, this is one of the highest we've ever seen. The physical edition of the game is going to start shipping around August 21, so if you do order it, don't expect it on launch day.

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 has been developed by Asobo Studio in partnership with Xbox Global Publishing. It's set to be available on August 18. If you're concerned about whether or not your PC can run this game, check out the PC requirements right here. You can also find the full list of aircraft you'll be taking to the skies right here.

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6 Comments
  • Always funny to see DVDs in 2020 😆
  • I have 19 disc's of elevation data alone for fsx. That's nothing
  • What's ironic is that the inevitable cumulative updates and patches end up making the discs just decorative plastic.
    The XB1/PS4 generation is the last I'm getting discs for. Updates, patches, DLC have just made discs really decorative items. Going full digital with the Series X. The only reason for the disc drive on the Series X is to play legacy 360 and XB1 discs I own. Going forward, it's digital.
  • If you're in a rural area, or on a data cap, or just not wanting to hog the Internet all day, this provides a (clunky) solution. I had to look it up, but a DVD driver's read speed, at 24x, peaks at over 250 Mbps. Odds are, that's faster than a user's Internet connection. For a lot of people, that might be 5 times faster or more.
  • This seems a waste, that's a 40GB install, about the same as many other games. It will constantly be downloading map data anyway so why not just forget about the discs
  • Because this is not for todays normal plp, its just like vynil disc, this edition is for those plp or plp who want old good times on games edition