If you’ve been waiting to fly the gorgeous planes in Microsoft Flight Simulator, your wait is nearly over. The new version of Microsoft Flight Simulator releases August 18 for PC and preorders are available starting today. Microsoft announced three different versions of Microsoft Flight Simulator to fit your aviation needs: a standard edition, Microsoft Flight Simulator Deluxe, and Microsoft Flight Simulator Premium editions.
The standard edition comes with “20 highly detailed planes” and “30 hand-crafted airports,” and costs $59.99. The standard edition of the Microsoft Flight Simulator will also be included as part of the Xbox Game Pass for PC on day one.
The Deluxe Edition includes everything from the standard edition plus an extra five aircraft and five international airports and will be sold for $89.99.
The Premium edition builds on the Deluxe edition, which comes with everything from the standard and deluxe and adding an additional 10 plans and 10 international airports, for a total of 35 airplanes and 45 hand-crafted airports.
It will take 150GB of room to install Microsoft Flight Simulator to make some space for all those textures and maps from all over the world. If our hands-on preview of Microsoft Flight Simulator is any evidence of the final product, it will be worth freeing up all that space.