HUGE NEWS FOR SIMMERS: Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 Release On August 18 Ranging From $59.99 To $119.99
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July 13, 2020 - by Jon Ostrower for www.theaircurrent.com
The Air Current was given the world's first hands-on look at the new 2020 version of Microsoft Flight Simulator.
A decade ago, Microsoft Flight Simulator was a casualty of The Great Recession.
The development team that built Flight Sim, known as the Aces Game Studio, was disbanded by Microsoft in 2009. The company walked away and the code was eventually licensed to Lockheed Martin to create its own simulation software called Prepar3D (pronounced Prepared) that it uses for professional air, land and sea training.
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HUGE NEWS FOR SIMMERS: Microsoft formally sets August 18 for release date of Flight Simulator 2020. @theaircurrent got a hands on preview of the new platform last year. https://t.co/FAHSTClGQi
Versions will come in three flavors ranging from $59.99 to $119.99. pic.twitter.com/FWqadIAT4L
— Jon Ostrower (@jonostrower) July 13, 2020
In Microsoft's absence, an entire economy sprung up around the platform to keep it (and Lockheed’s P3D) alive.
Third-party developers harnessed leaps in graphics and computing power, bringing complete simulations of real...
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