Microsoft Flight Simulator is returning, 13 years after the launch of Flight Simulator X. It’s a long time to go without what used to be a PC mainstay, with 12 games appearing between 1982 and 2006.
The visually stunning trailer was captured in real-time 4K and the game is powered by satellite data and Azure AI, according to Microsoft. This is evident throughout the trailer as shots of Dubai’s Palm Islands, the pyramids of Giza, and the city of San Francisco are captured in eerily lifelike detail.
There will also be adverse weather effects to deal with and numerous planes to pilot, from giant airliners to small prop planes.
No release date was given but Microsoft Flight Simulator will be available on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC. You’ll also be able to grab it on Game Pass, which recently announced a PC specific service as well as opening up its Ultimate package to everyone.