Leaked Footage From New Microsoft Flight Simulator Game Being Released In 2020

In June Microsoft announced that they would introduce a new Flight Simulator game, something they haven’t done since 2006. It will come in 2020 for Xbox and Windows.

Then last month Microsoft previewed some of the aircraft that’ll be available to fly in the game including a Boeing 747. The game is so detailed it “draws on more than two petabytes of information, including high-resolution scans of landmarks like the pyramids at Giza and the Burj Khalifa tower in Dubai, to create lifelike images for virtual pilots.”

Six weeks ago they released a new trailer showing flight in the game.

The game has entered a closed Alpha release. And now there’s leaked footage from the game itself.

I’m genuinely excited by this, although I worry I’ll spend way too much time on this. I don’t play video games, it’s not a part of my life. That might be about to change. Although how can you decide between playing this and playing the new game where you sit in your seat for an entire transatlantic flight that unfolds in real time?

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  1. Wow, my mind continues to be blown by this in-game footage! Seriously, every one of them looks more like actual in-flight video than a computer game.

  2. MarkM, do it now. When you are bedridden and a senior, you won’t be able to do this. You will just be interested in going to the bathroom.

    Traveling? Before leaving for the airport, go to the bathroom. Upon arrival at the airport, you cannot get your boarding pass yet, you have to look for the bathroom. Then after check in you see the long TSA line. You figure, “I have to look for a bathroom first”.

    By the time you arrive at the destination, you are so tired. You have to go to the bathroom then sleep.

    Play Flight Simulator while you can.

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