Microsoft Flight Simulator roadmap revealed, insider tests coming soon

What you need to know

  • Microsoft Flight Simulator has begun its internal testing and Insider program.
  • The game is being developed by Xbox Game Studios with support from Asobo Studio.
  • You can sign up to join the Insider program right now.
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator is scheduled to release sometime in 2020 for Xbox One and PC.

First revealed during the Xbox E3 2019 showcase, Microsoft Flight Simulator is a reboot of the classic flight simulator games that Microsoft put out years ago. Being developed by Xbox Game Studios in partnership with Asobo Studio, the developers of A Plague Tale: Innocence, this game uses 2 petabytes of geodata to generate the world below and the skies above. Yes, you read that right!

Ahead of its release, Microsoft will be working closely with the community on multiple Insider tests, providing updates on builds of the game and holding a technical alpha. If you're interested in joining the Insider program, you can do so right here. You can also take a look at the roadmap below to see how the game's testing this year will be coming along. You may need to click on the image in order to read the text properly.

The Insider program has officially kicked off, with internal testing beginning this month. After providing some various media updates through the rest of August, the next big stop is in late September, when different features will be highlighted. In September, we'll also learn what the plans are for November and possibly beyond.

Microsoft Flight Simulator is currently scheduled to release sometime in 2020 on Xbox One and PC. As with all Xbox Game Studios titled, it will be included in Xbox Game Pass.



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