The next-gen Flight Simulator
Microsoft Flight Simulator (also known as Flight Simulator 2020 or FS 2020) is the next-gen flight simulator, and is Microsoft FSX’s legendary successor. From small airplanes to airliners, from America to Antarctica; You fly in the most realistic aircraft, developed with great detail, everywhere in the world. Fly in the most realistic and challenging weather conditions and enjoy!
A brand-new 3D engine
Microsoft has developed a brand-new 3D engine for Flight Simulator. This engine supports 4K displays and HDR (High Dynamic Range) photographic images, making FS2020 more detailed than its predecessors. With help of Artificial Intelligence (AI) all these details are brought to life; for example, water will flow in the direction of the wind
Microsoft Flight Simulator is more realistic than ever with a newly developed flight model. Forces are built up dynamically, and weather conditions, or for example flying through the clouds, have an impact on this. This makes the simulation ultra-realistic.
The development continues
The software is continuously being improved. New features are added, undesirable problems are solved.
Despite the fact that Microsoft Flight Simulator is extremely detailed already, the team behind the flightsim releases World Updates regularly. More details are added to certain areas in these updates. These are, for example, improvements in airports, but also added landmarks such as stadiums, museums, or famous buildings.
Compatible with your favorite flight controls
When Microsoft announced the new flight simulator, the credo was ‘no pilot should be left behind’, or: the hardware that is currently being used by all virtual pilots should be compatible with Microsoft Flight Simulator. And they stick to their promise.
Virtually all flight controls are ‘out-of-the-box’. If you connect your yoke, rudder pedals, or throttle quadrant it will automatically be recognized and set up by the program.
With some, (especially the older) hardware this is not the case. Of course, the controller functions, but all axes and buttons should be assigned manually.
Choose the right version
There are three different Flight Simulator 2020 versions: standard, deluxe, and premium deluxe. The difference between the three is the number of fully, manually developed 3D airports and aircraft.
Below you will find the differences between the three versions. The standard and premium deluxe versions are available on DVD.