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Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 To Feature Every Airport On Earth


The developers of Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 Asobo Studios have revealed that the game will now boast 37 000 airports as opposed to 24 000 airports as in the past with special care given to some of them as explained by Sven Mestas (Lead Game Designer).

“Because some airports deserve more attention, we made a selection of 80 airports based on the most played and busiest ones. We gave these airports more realism by naming the taxiways and signs according to official IDs and providing them more accurate surface definition. Beyond that, in order to take things further, we created a top-level category. We defined the final selection made of iconic airports and dress them up to reach a new level of realism in flight simulation. We created and placed unique buildings and props matching reality, transcribing the identity and their engines, and we even terraformed some landscapes to nest them in their real environment”.

Flight Simulator 2020 doesn’t have a release date as yet but is expected to land on PC and Xbox one this year.

Unfortunately, Virtual Reality won’t be available at launch but has been made a high priority due to many fan requests.

The graphics are truly incredible and lifelike for flight sim 2020 as you can see by browsing the screenshots of some of the Alpha players on the Asobo website

As an aviation enthusiast I am personally excited to get stuck into this one as it brings reality closer to us desk potatoes.