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Microsoft Flight Simulator clouds are a thing of true beauty

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 Daher Socata TBM 930
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 Daher Socata TBM 930 (Image credit: Microsoft)

What you need to know

  • Microsoft Flight Simulator is currently being developed by Asobo Studio and Xbox Game Studios.
  • New images and videos showcase the amazing clouds.
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator is currently set to launch sometime in 2020.
  • The game will be included in Xbox Game Pass (opens in new tab) at launch.

Microsoft Flight Simulator is an upcoming well, fight simulator, from Xbox Game Studios. The Microsoft team is working with an external partner to make it a comprehensive experience on PC. It's unclear if it's going to hit Xbox One anytime soon, but there's hope that it may land on Xbox Series X maybe in 2021 or 2022.

Flight Simulator features amazing clouds and recently, PC Gamer posted a few images of them from the game. Suffice to say, they're stunning and quite possibly the best cloud rendered in any game ever made. I know that's a bold claim, but just look at them. If you take a look at a modern game like Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown, this is a generational leap in my opinion.

What do you think of the visuals? Let us know. Have you tried other Flight Simulator games in the past?

Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.

  • This will be a PC... and Xbox Series X exclusive... no way Xbox One or even the Xbox One X could do this game justice.
  • It'll almost certainly be on Xbox One and Xbox One X. It just won't look as good. It'll still look better than the last entry in MSFS, which came out more than a decade ago.
  • They said all games are coming to Xbox One and Xbox One X for the first two years. I think it'll be on Xbox One and Xbox One X, but it's going to look really bad.
  • It'll look bad compared to the others but probably as best it can for that generation
  • I guess all of Microsoft's cloud experience has served them well here, lol.
  • "The power of the cloud!!!!" LOL!
  • Not just clouds but active clouds behaving like actual weather along with the entire gamut of world-wide real time active weather including updrafts that may or may not affect one wing more than the other. This weather interacts with thousands of distinct pressure points on the plane. The previous MSFS had 1 pressure point on the plane. It may have professional simulator manufactures a little nervous.