Flight Simulator Release Date and Pre-order !

Microsoft announced today the release date of Flight Simulator : August 18th 2020 !

We also got the detailed content and the price of each edition to come on that date :

  • Standard : 69.99 USD / EUR , or 59.99 GBP
    • 20 aircraft and 30 detailed airports
  • Deluxe : 89.99 USD / EUR, or 79.99 GBP
    • 25 aircraft+ 35 detailed airports
  • Premium : 119.99 USD / EUR or 109.99 GBP
    • 30 aircraft + 40 detailed airports

Find the respective Pre-Order page of your digital copy (to download on release date) from Microsoft shop by visiting simMarket, official partner of Flight Simulator launch !

14 years after Flight Simulator X, the last title worthy of Flight Simulator series, the developers of Asobo Studio and Microsoft will come up with a new generation product.

Find below the products content listing and the PC specs at the end.

Now the official Minimum and Recommended hardware are as follows :

Minimum
Your device must meet all minimum requirements to open this product
OS Windows 10 version 18362.0 or higher
Architecture x64
Keyboard Integrated Keyboard
Mouse Integrated Mouse
DirectX Version 11
Memory 8 GB
Video Memory 2 GB
Processor Intel i5-4460 | AMD Ryzen 3 1200
Graphics NVIDIA GTX 770 | AMD Radeon RX 570
Recommended
Your device should meet these requirements for the best experience
OS Windows 10 version 18362.0 or higher
Architecture x64
Keyboard Integrated Keyboard
Mouse Integrated Mouse
DirectX Version 11
Memory 16 GB
Video Memory 4 GB
Processor Intel i5-8400 | AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
Graphics NVIDIA GTX 970 | AMD Radeon RX 590
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Nase
Thursday, July 16, 2020 15:07

why would you pre-order a downloadable game? Am I missing something here, besides the fact that they have been alpha-ing this thing for 1 year, rush through a 1 month “closed” beta, and then deliver a “payable public beta”?

Sean
Sunday, July 19, 2020 07:07
Reply to  Nase

Agree 100%, but that seems to be the unscrupulous way that many AAA developers are going nowadays, because they’re getting away with it. Eager idiots are just too willing to throw money at them first and cry like babies afterwards. That’s why I wait patiently for a year or two and then snap up the updated, fixed and expanded versions at a nice discount.

Sean
Thursday, July 16, 2020 07:41

Hmm, I’m already on Xbox Game Pass for PC and will therefore get the standard version automatically. However, I’m really after the Deluxe version because of Cape Town and the C172 with “normal” instruments which I prefer. Looks like I’m going to wait a year or two for the Deluxe version to go on sale and then get it. Hopefully there will be 3rd party add-ons to keep me busy until then.

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