What you need to know

  • Microsoft Flight Simulator is making a return in 2020.
  • On the Xbox E3 2019 stage, Microsoft showed off a trailer for the upcoming sim.
  • There's no confirmed release date yet, but the game will land in Xbox Game Pass on day one.
  • The world was constructed with over 2 petabytes of data.

If you grew up in the 90's, you may have spent countless hours in Microsoft's Flight Simulator. Now, Microsoft Flight Simulator has returned with scenic city skylines, cascading mountains, and striking aircraft. The series was always known for its realistic flight simulation and looks, and that trend continues with this upcoming title.

The world premiere at E3 2019 shows everything from smaller prop planes to commercial-grade airliners soaring through the sky. Looking out of your cockpit shows a dynamic range of environments including cityscapes at night, pouring rain, and tropical islands.

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Microsoft Flight Simulator will be available as part of Xbox Game Pass on day one. There isn't a confirmed release date yet for Microsoft Flight Simulator, but the trailer's description states that it will arrive in 2020.

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