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After 13 years, Microsoft Flight Simulator is coming to PC and Xbox through Xbox Game Pass

This looks so calming.

Microsoft flight simulator
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If you sank way too many hours into one of the various releases of Microsoft’s Flight Simulator throughout the year, good news, it’s coming back in 2020.

First announced during E3 2019, Flight Simulator hasn’t seen a new version in 13 years, so needless to say, this one should prove to be a huge improvement over the previous version, Flight Simulator X.

Check out the trailer for Flight Simulator here

My computer is already dying a little bit thinking about it. From the trailer above, we don’t get too much information about what the game will entail, but like past efforts, expect plenty of planes and gorgeous scenery.

This is a flight sim, though, so don’t expect any epic dog fights or crazy mission objectives. Instead, bust out those old flight sticks, pour a cup of coffee, and enjoy the flight.

CNBC notes that the game will be coming to the PC version of Xbox Game Pass (with an Xbox release planned, as well) and that it “could showcase some of the cutting-edge technology coming out of Microsoft, including mapping imagery from the Azure public cloud.”

Microsoft also mentioned that it wanted to work with third-party developers which could mean add-ons for the game, which means it will only take weeks before people make ridiculous mods for the title. If I don’t see a Star Wars-inspired X-Wing in the game within a month I’ll be disappointed.

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