It's been over a decade since Microsoft released a new flight simulator but that all ends on August 18th with the release of Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020! This simulator seems to be a game changer as Microsoft is leveraging Bing Maps data, AI and it's Azure cloud servers to basically 3D generate the entire Earth and every house, building, and airport on it. Real time air traffic and weather will be in the game as well. Check out the level of detail below from the launch trailer, crazy.
It's time to land a Cessna on the road in front of the Stern factory lol.
Microsoft is releasing 3 versions of Flight Simulator 2020, standard, premium, and deluxe. The higher end version includes more planes and handcrafted airports. Even though 35,000+ airports on Earth are created using Bing Maps, AI and Azure data a number of airports have been handcrafted with extra details.