Microsoft Flight Simulator Out Now On Game Pass, Steam

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Microsoft and Asobo Studio’s revival of a classic is now available for everyone, with Microsoft Flight Simulator now live on Steam and the Windows 10 Store. You can virtually fly the globe for $60, or through Xbox Games Pass for PC.Microsoft Flight Simulator’s big hook is the combination of Microsoft Azure cloud processing and Bing map data, which allows the game to accurately map the entire globe using 2 petabytes of streamed data. That makes this latest entry in the series not only the largest yet by some margin, but also a peek into how cloud services can be leveraged for games going forward.The system isn’t without flaws, but Asobo Studio also ensured it more meticulously recreated some of the world’s most popular airports, which you can fly between using up to 30 highly-detailed aircraft. Microsoft Flight Simulator comes in three tiers–Standard, Deluxe, and Premium–each of which feature additional airports and planes for different prices. Only the standard version is offered as part of Xbox Games Pass for PC.Continue Reading at GameSpot

Microsoft and Asobo Studio’s revival of a classic is now available for everyone, with Microsoft Flight Simulator now live on Steam and the Windows 10 Store. You can virtually fly the globe for $60, or through Xbox Games Pass for PC.

Microsoft Flight Simulator’s big hook is the combination of Microsoft Azure cloud processing and Bing map data, which allows the game to accurately map the entire globe using 2 petabytes of streamed data. That makes this latest entry in the series not only the largest yet by some margin, but also a peek into how cloud services can be leveraged for games going forward.

The system isn’t without flaws, but Asobo Studio also ensured it more meticulously recreated some of the world’s most popular airports, which you can fly between using up to 30 highly-detailed aircraft. Microsoft Flight Simulator comes in three tiers–Standard, Deluxe, and Premium–each of which feature additional airports and planes for different prices. Only the standard version is offered as part of Xbox Games Pass for PC.

Continue Reading at GameSpot

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