Microsoft Flight Simulator is Xbox Game Studio’s most anticipated game for 2020, with the opus set to launch on the 18th August 2020.

Microsoft Flight Simulator will have 30 different aircrafts and 40 detailed airports. The game features stunning graphics, but of course, also needs a beefy PC to run it. Below are the Microsoft Flight Simulator minimum system requirements your PC need to meet to handle the application.

Min SpecMin Spec Recommended SpecRecommended Spec Ideal SpecIdeal Spec
AMDNVIDIAAMDNVIDIAAMDNVIDIA
Min OS Version            Windows 10 Nov 2019 Update (1909)Windows 10 Nov 2019 Update (1909)Windows 10 Nov 2019 Update (1909)Windows 10 Nov 2019 Update (1909)Windows 10 Nov 2019 Update (1909)Windows 10 Nov 2019 Update (1909)
CPURyzen 3 1200Intel i5-4460Ryzen 5 1500XIntel i5-8400Ryzen 7 2700XIntel i7-9800X
GPURadeon RX 570 NVIDIA GTX 770Radeon RX 590NVIDIA GTX 970Radeon VllNVIDIA RTX 2080
VRAM2 GB2 GB4 GB4 GB8 GB8 GB
RAM8 GB8 GB16 GB16 GB32 GB32 GB
HDD150 GB150 GB150 GB150 GB150 GB SSD150 GB SSD
Bandwidth5 Mbps5 Mbps20 Mbps20 Mbps50Mbps50Mbps

Microsoft Flight Simulator features include:

  • Vivid and Detailed Landscapes – Immerse yourself in the vast and beautiful world that is our planet with more than 37 thousand airports, 1.5 billion buildings, 2 trillion trees, mountains, roads, rivers and more.
  • A Living World – Earth is vibrant and ever-changing and so is the world of Microsoft Flight Simulator which includes live traffic, real-time weather and animals.
  • Highly Detailed Aircraft – 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.
  • New Checklist System – From pro to beginner, scale your level from full manual to full assist with interactive and highlighted instrument guidance and checklist.
  • Dynamic Weather – 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.
  • New Day & Night Engine – Experience flight at any time of day or year allowing for night VFR, visual flight rules, navigation.
  • Aerodynamic Modeling – A state-of-the-art physics engine with over 1,000 control surfaces per plane allows for a truly realistic experience.

See the latest trailer below:

Xbox Game Pass for PC subscribers can enjoy the standard edition of the game for free on the launch day.

You can pre-order the Microsoft Flight Simulator game here from Microsoft Store.

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