Microsoft Flight Simulator launching in August with three different editions

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Microsoft has confirmed a release date for its newest flight simulator, with three separate editions available to pre-order.

While Xbox fans have their eyes set on this month’s Xbox Series X presentation, Microsoft has gone ahead and announced key details for its newest Microsoft Flight Simulator.

In a new post on the game’s website, Microsoft and developer Asobo Studio confirmed that it will release next month on 18 August for PC and will also be a part of the Xbox Game Pass on PC.

It is confirmed for an Xbox One release as well but there’s currently no word on when that version will be available.

The post lists off all the features fans can look forward to, including a new physics engine to make it the most realistic simulator yet, a weather engine that can allow you to experience real-time weather and, of course, plenty of aircraft.

It’s already available to pre-order now but there are three separate editions: a Standard one, a Deluxe one, and a Premium Deluxe one.

The Standard Edition costs £59.99, comes with 30 airports and 20 aircraft to pilot, and is the only one that’s available day one with the Xbox Game Pass.

The Deluxe Edition, meanwhile, comes with all the Standard Edition’s content and an additional five airports and five aircraft, bringing the total numbers to 35 and 25, respectively, and costs £79.99.

Lastly, the Premium Deluxe Edition has all of that and more content, specifically 40 airports and 30 aircraft, for £109.99.

A dizzying list of exactly what each edition comes with is below, so you know beforehand what you’re getting, or missing out on, depending on your version.

Microsoft and Asobo have added that you will get access to all of your edition’s content on day one and all editions will have access to any future content updates.

Microsoft Flight Simulator launches on PC on 18 August.

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