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Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020

From the dawn of time, man has looked at birds and thought “damn I wish I could fly”. Through the centuries that dream has mostly become a reality, with flying around the globe now a common occurrence. Unfortunately for the majority of us, that means sitting in economy class, fighting for armrest space, and desperately trying to avoid the strong body odor from the guy next to you. Not quite what the Wright brothers had in mind when they took their legendary first flight. Fortunately for gamers, there have always been solid flight simulators that put you in control of an airplane and allowed you to fly wherever your heart desired from the comfort of your PC gaming chair. The most popular series in this genre has been Microsoft Flight Simulator, a realistic take on what it means to be a pilot and in 2020 this legendary series makes a massive return to gaming PC’s around the world. From light planes to wide-body jets, you’ll get to fly highly detailed and accurate aircraft in the next generation of Microsoft Flight Simulator. Test your piloting skills against the challenges of night flying, real-time atmospheric simulation, and live weather in a dynamic and living world. Create your flight plan to anywhere on the planet. Microsoft Flight Simulator includes 20 highly detailed planes with unique flight models and 30 hand-crafted airports. 

The first thing you’ll notice when booting up Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 is the eye-popping visuals. With vivid and incredibly detailed landscapes, you’ll be instantly immersed in the vast and beautiful world that is our planet, with over 37 thousand airports, 1.5 billion buildings, 2 trillion trees, mountains, roads, rivers, and more. The planet has never looked better from high above. The developers have gone to painstaking detail to accurately model the planet based on highly detailed satellite imaging as well as live traffic, real-time weather, and animals. It’s an incredible feeling when you are flying over Paris at sunset and you see the Eiffel Tower approaching in the distance. But of course, pretty pictures don’t necessarily make a good flight sim, but fortunately, Microsoft Flight Simulator allows you to hone your pilot skills in a variety of aircraft from light planes to commercial jets with comprehensive flight models. Every aircraft includes highly detailed and accurate cockpits with realistic instrumentation. From pro to beginner, you’ll be able to scale your level from full manual to full assist with interactive and highlighted instrument guidance and checklist. The new weather engine enables users to switch on the live weather mode to experience real-time weather including accurate wind speed and direction, temperature, humidity, rain, and more. Plus you’ll experience the true magic of flying a massive Boeing across the Grand Canyon with a state-of-the-art physics engine with over 1000 control surfaces per plane that allows for a truly realistic experience.

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 is an incredible game, it’s that simple. From gorgeous graphics to super detailed flight mechanics, this game has everything and more that fans of flight could dream of. Even if you don’t consider yourself a wannabe pilot, just to experience this game in full flight is highly recommended.