Inside Microsoft’s Latest Flight Simulator


In what’s being called a masterstroke, Microsoft’s decision to revive its 1982 Flight Simulator game is quite the hit. The 2020 edition is not only pure finesse but brilliance for both the seasoned tech enthusiasts and the newbies.

Firstly, the flight simulator makes ample and perfect use of Artificial Intelligence, real world data and multiplayer capabilities. This is reflected in the accuracy of the buildings, landmarks and even the structure of the airports you’re operating in, in the game. 

Microsoft's Latest Flight Simulator

The thrill of the game withstanding, it makes for a launch pad for numerous future initiatives. Microsoft itself has said the Simulator will have more updates in the coming days. But more on that later. 

Simulated experiences, key

Not just for the lack of real time counterparts, but also to picture and plan real time scenarios using the stimulated space. For Example, using stimulated spaces are of tremendous help in calculating market-risks. When you’re planning on expanding your business for example. Or simply, planning to take a trip to the neighbouring continent. 

Microsoft's Latest Flight Simulator

The Flight Simulator is available on XBOX Game Pass as well as on Microsoft Windows operating systems for a basic price of close to USD55. From light weight planes to wide-body jets, the interface is extremely detailed – complete with real time atmospheric simulation and live weather dynamics. You could fly both in day time and night time. 

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The game has over 37 thousand airports, 1.5 billion buildings, 2 trillion trivers, in addition to standard urban and natural geography. 

Upgrading from the basic edition gives you a bunch of elements to play around with. These include more aircrafts and airports – right from Egypt to Spain. But again you aren’t restricted to airports to take off from or fly over. You might as well fly over cities and towns. 

Microsoft's Latest Flight Simulator

The game however, isn’t devoid of its negatives. As detailed as Microsoft’s latest offering is made to be, certain reviews online have commented on the game being less accurate at times. Either way it doesn’t take away from the fact that Microsoft’s latest release is quite the adrenaline favourite. 

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