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New Microsoft Flight Simulator coming out next year

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Oh my gaaaaaawd. 

 

Going to closed Beta this month!!! the multiplayer aspect look really good.

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For people who enjoy Commercial and GA flying this will indeed be the bees knees. Out of the box the whole world is mapped to a reasonably high quality and will therefore be better than Xplane 11 and Prepared3d in this regard. However they can be bought up to a similar level with addons. The cost of the detail is bandwidth because the scenery is "streamed" so the quality is dependant on your download speed, although I understand you can pre download frequent routes.

 

I enjoy GA and commercial flying and navigation, but in multiplayer, I am not so sure. I enjoy IL2 and DCS more in multiplayer for the extra complexity, with that said, planes that can have pilots and first officers would also be interesting if there is proper ATC. Pilot and WSO would also be interesting in combat sims. IL2 supports multiple positions in the same plane as does DCS in some cases (F14 WSO).

 

In any case I never got on with Xplane and always enjoyed FSX more, so I will be getting FS 2020.

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Launch date August 18 2020

 

Pricing is

 

Standard $60 20 planes 30 detailed airports

 

  • Aspen/Pitkin County Airport (Colorado, USA)
  • Bugalaga Aitrstrip (CAMA) (Indonesia)
  • Chagual Airport (Peru)
  • Courchevel Altiport (France)
  • Donegal Airport (Ireland)
  • Entebbe International Airport (Uganda)
  • Cristiano Ronaldo Madeira International Airport (Portugal)
  • Gibraltar International Airport (Gibraltar, UK)
  • Innsbruck Airport (Austria)
  • Los Angeles International Airport (California, USA)
  • Tenzing-Hillary Aiport (Nepal)
  • Nanwalek Airport (Alaska, USA)
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport (New York, USA)
  • Orlando International Airport (Florida, USA)
  • Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (France)
  • Paro International Airport (Bhutan)
  • Queenstown Airport (New Zealand)
  • Mariscal Sucre International Airport (Ecuador)
  • Rio de Janeiro-Antonio Carlos Jobim/Gaelao Int’l Aiport (Brazil)
  • Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport (Dutch Saba)
  • Gustaf III Airport (France, Saint Barthelemy)
  • Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Washington, USA)
  • Sedona Airport (Arizona, USA)
  • Sirena Aerodrome (Costa Rica)
  • Stewart Airport (British Columbia, Canada)
  • Sydney Airport (Australia)
  • Telluride Regional Airport (Colorado, USA)
  • Haneda Airport (Japan)
  • Toncontin International Airport (Honduras)
  • Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (Ontario, Canada)

 

Deluxe $90 25 planes 35 detailed airports

 

  • Amsterdam Aiport Schipol (Netherlands)
  • Cairo International Airport (Egypt)
  • Cape Town International Airport (South Africa)
  • O’Hare International Airport (Chicago, USA)
  • Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas (Spain)

 

Premium Deluxe $120 30 planes 40 detailed airports

 

  • Denver International Airport (Colorado, USA)
  • Dubai International Airport (UAE)
  • Frankfurt Airport (Germany)
  • Heathrow Airport (UK)
  • San Francisco International Airport (California, USA)

 

 

https://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/microsoft-flight-simulator

 

 

 

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I have pre ordered the premium deluxe edition

 

Even though its double the price it really only costs the equivalent of one plane (never mind PMDG planes which cost £100+ each). Mostly I will fly the three tube liners and the GA twin engines, the business jets and my favorite, the TBM930.

 

I only hope I have the bandwidth to support it.

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Ironically, I came across an article about this earlier this morning. This game is a beast.

 

If you buy the physical version, it comes on 10 dual-layer DVDs!

 

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 Pc Requirements

 

 

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yes going to need a wee bit of an upgrade between now and its release I think!

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Cool.

 

Shame the only UK mainland airport is behind a £100 paywall :(

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A few points.

 

Alpha testers have access to the closed Beta now, It will be open to a wider audience on July 30.

 

Every airport and airfield (37,000) will be in every version of the game, so Heathrow will be there in the standard  version, but it will be generated off of the back of satellite imagery. The detailed version will be modelled by humans.

 

There are a huge amount of simmers in the UK so putting Heathrow in the most expensive pack could be economically motivated. Alternatively since the studio preparing the sim for Microsoft is french it could be recompense for trafalgar.

 

I know third party developers are working on DLCs for the game (planes and airports, Aerosoft and PMDG), however I haven't heard anything about freeware yet,. I hope there will be as I was amazed by what people are capable of. For example in Xplane 11 one of the best planes is a mod by Zibo of the ingame 737, its better than a lot of payware. In any case freeware let me mess about with a huge amount of planes in FSX.

 

I have just uninstalled FSX, which for me is a couple of hundred gbs.

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16 hours ago, Zeno~SPARTA~ said:

 

 

" Alternatively since the studio preparing the sim for Microsoft is french it could be recompense for trafalgar."

 

16 hours ago, Zeno~SPARTA~ said:

 

 

You may have a point :)

 

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The Sim will be launched August 18.

 

The standard edition include my favourite general aviation plane, The TBM 930. You can watch this guy in a TBM 850 for take off and landing procedures as well as ATC. You can even fly his routes.

 

 

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15 minutes ago, Zeno~SPARTA~ said:

I know, 75.7 GB to go, I might be able to play tomorrow. I think I am averaging 2.66gb an hour

looks like i'm getting around 40GB an hour - I'm going to kick the kids off their Xboxes i think!

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1 minute ago, Zeno~SPARTA~ said:

🤢, I feel like I am in the dark ages.

you and me both 

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dropped to around 15GB an hour now - me thinks the download server is getting a bashing!

 

Still - only 25GB to go.

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Slight problem my son has xbox ultimate pass and says he can instal this monstrous thing on my PC

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5 minutes ago, custard~SPARTA~ said:

Slight problem my son has xbox ultimate pass and says he can instal this monstrous thing on my PC

 

That's what i've done :)

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