Very recently, we heard that Microsoft Flight Simulator closed beta will start on July 30. Well, the closed beta would be fun but what if I told you that the game has now gotten a release date as well.

“We have been thrilled and humbled by the support and dedication that has fueled the Flight Sim community for the past 38 years. Since the launch of the very first Microsoft Flight Simulator in 1982, we knew it was finally the right time to develop the next-generation version of Microsoft Flight Simulator.” Microsoft Flight Simulator Blog Reads

The next-gen game from Microsoft is now set to release on August 18. It’ll be supported by both Microsoft platforms, the Windows 10 and Xbox Game Pass. Likewise, the game will come in three versions. The first one is the standard, which will cost $60 and offer 20 detailed planes with unique flight models and 30 handcrafted airports.

On the other hand, The Deluxe Edition will cost you around $89.99, and it’ll include 5 highly accurate planes, unique flight models, and 5 additional handcrafted international airports. Along with this, you will also have the standard edition features. You can pre-order & pre-install the game now.

The Premium Edition is the top variant, costing a whopping $119.99 USD. It’ll include everything from Standard and Digital. On top of that, it’ll have 10 additional highly accurate planes, unique flight models, and 10 additional handcrafted international airports. To be honest, It’ll be better for everyone to go for the Xbox Game Pass, because that would only cost you £4 a month.

The game is pricy, but don’t forget you are getting one of the first real-time rendered games. Moreover, it features a lot of new technologies that we have never heard about before. These start from Azure cloud processing tech, Bing satellite imagery, and live rendering which leaves no compromising in this game.

Microsoft Flight Simulator has already gotten its system requirements, so give it a read before looking to purchase.

Microsoft Flight Simulator minimum specs

CPU: Ryzen 3 1200 / Intel i5-4460
GPU: Radeon RX 570 / NVIDIA GTX 770
VRAM: 2GB
RAM: 8GB
HDD: 150GB
Bandwidth: 5 Mbps

CPU: Ryzen 5 1500X / Intel i5-8400
GPU: Radeon RX 590 / Nvidia GTX 970
VRAM: 4GB
RAM: 16GB
HDD: 150GB
Bandwidth: 20 Mbps

Microsoft Flight Simulator ideal specs

CPU: Ryzen 7 Pro 2700X / Intel i7-9800X
GPU: Radeon VII / Nvidia RTX 2080
VRAM: 8GB
RAM: 32GB
HDD: 150GB (SSD recommended)
Bandwidth: 50 Mbps

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