Three African airports will be featured as destinations in Xbox Game Studios and Asobo Studio next-gen game; Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 slated to launch on August 18, the company has announced.
Uganda’s Entebbe International Airport, Egypt’s Cairo International Airport and South Africa’s Cape Town International Airport will be part of the long list of airports that will be featured in Microsoft Flight Simulator that is available for pre-order on Windows 10* or pre-install with Xbox Game Pass for PC (Beta).
The default edition features 20 planes and 30 hand-modeled airports, while the deluxe edition bumps that up to 25 planes and 35 airports and the high-end version comes with 30 planes and 40 airports.
Among those airports not modeled in all their glorious detail in the default edition (they are still available there, by the way — just without some of the extra detail) are the likes of Amsterdam Schiphol, Chicago O’Hare, Denver, Frankfurt, Heathrow, and San Francisco.
From light planes to wide-body jets, flying highly detailed and accurate aircraft in the next generation, Microsoft Flight Simulator gives gamers the ability to test their piloting skills against the challenges of night flying, real-time atmospheric simulation and live weather in a dynamic and living world. Create your flight plan anywhere on the planet. The world is at your fingertips.
The Premium Deluxe Edition includes everything from Microsoft Flight Simulator plus 10 additional highly accurate planes with unique flight models and 10 additional handcrafted international airports.Take to the skies and experience the joy of flight in the next generation of Microsoft Flight Simulator.
Explore the world. Travel the world in amazing detail with over 2 million cities, 1.5 billion buildings, real mountains, roads, trees, rivers, animals, traffic, and more.
Earn Your Wings. Hone your pilot skills in a variety of aircraft from light planes to commercial jets with an experience that scales to your level with interactive and highlighted instrument guidance and checklists.
Pre-orders are now live and FS 2020 will come in three editions, standard ($59.99), deluxe ($89.99), and premium deluxe ($119.99), with the more expensive versions featuring more planes and handcrafted international airports.
Source: TechCrunch, Microsoft