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Flight Simulator 2024

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    We're counting down the seconds until the release of the all new Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024 (MSFS2024) on November, 19 2024.

    Nov 19, 2024 12:00:00

    Microsoft Flight Simulator- Xbox Games Showcase Trailer

    During Xbox Games Showcase we've not only learned that Microsoft will be releasing Flight Simulator 2024 on 19 november 2024, but we've also seen new (and existing footage) of MSFS2024 in a newly released trailer.

    The trailer features breathtaking visuals, showcasing a variety of landscapes, weather conditions, and aircraft. It provided a first look at some of the new career paths and missions that will be available, including aerial firefighting, search and rescue operations, and cargo transport.

    Be amazed to see detailled 3D trees, dynamic weather effects and more.

    Enhanced Features and New Career Paths

    A team of over 500 people are working at Asobo and Microsoft to make Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024 the best edition of this long lasting franchise ever. We know that the following features will be included or improved (compared to MSFS2020) in MSFS2024:

    • New Career Paths: The game will introduce various aviation careers such as aerial firefighting, search and rescue, air ambulance services, and cargo transport by helicopter. Each career path offers structured objectives and realistic scenarios, adding depth and variety to the gameplay.​
    • Advanced Weather Dynamics: Enhanced weather conditions, including tornadoes, storms, and dynamic seasons, will make flights more challenging and realistic. These weather dynamics will require players to adapt their flying strategies to changing environments​.
    • Improved Data Management: The game will utilize cloud streaming for efficient data management, which reduces load times and bandwidth usage. This ensures that players only download the necessary textures, meshes, and map data, optimizing performance and minimizing storage requirements.​
    • Enhanced Systems and Performance: Significant upgrades to the simulator's core technology include improved multithreading for better performance, faster download and load times, and more detailed aircraft systems. The introduction of a failure and wear & tear system will provide a deeper and more immersive simulation experience​.
    • Diverse Aircraft: The game will feature a wide range of aircraft, from commercial airliners to specialized mission-specific planes. Partnerships with leading aviation companies like iniBuilds and Carenado ensure a diverse and realistic fleet​. It also appears that the Airbus A330 will be one of the Airplanes that is included in the default aircraft list.

    Compare the level of detail between MSFS2020 and MSFS2024

    Microsoft has shown a screenshot of the detail of the Grand Canyon in MSFS2024 during their November, 23 developer stream. Thanks to reddit-user simtom we're able to compare the level of detail between MSFS2020 and MSFS2024. Take notice of sharp and defined cliffs which can be seen in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024, where these aren't visible in MSFS2020.

    Microsoft Flight Simulator Q&A

    When will Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024 be released? (updated)

    Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024 will be released on 19 november 2024.
    Pre-orders start soon.

    What is the selling price of Microsoft Flight Simulator?

    At this moment no details about pricing are released yet.
    The game will be included in Xbox Game Pass immediately after its release.

    What specification would you need for running Flightsimulator 2024?

    Microsoft stated that the minimum specification for MSFS2024 will be equal to the current system minimum requirements for Flight Simulator 2020, as shown below:

    • CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 or AMD Ryzen 3 1200 or better.
    • RAM: 8 GB.
    • VIDEO CARD: Radeon RX 570 or GeForce GTX 770 or better.
    • OS: Windows 10 64-bit.
    • FREE DISK SPACE: 150 GB.
    Is Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024 a free DLC for Flight Simulator 2020?

    No. Microsoft is releasing Flightsimulator 2024 as a new Flight Simulator.
    Even if you already own MSFS2020, you will need to purchase the software to upgrade from the 2020-version to the 2024-version (like with updates from P3Dv5 to P3Dv6, or from X-Plane 11 to X-Plane 12).

    Does the announcement for Flight Simulator 2024 does mean that MSFS2020 won't be supported anymore?

    No. On the contrary. Flight Simulator 2020 users will also receive updates which are created for Flight Simulator 2024, if they are backwards compatible (for a given time).
    Not all new features in MSFS2024 will work in the precursor; those features won't be available.

    Will there be airliners in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024?

    Yes! Although the announcement trailer did not show any Airliners, and an official list is not yet publiced, there is confirmed that several airliners are available at launch.

    Will purchased add-ons for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 work in MSFS2024?

    Almost all aircraft purchased on the official MSFS2020 marketplace will be compatible with Flight Simulator 2024.
    Already purchased products (for the current version of Microsoft Flight Simulator) don't need to be re-purchased.

    How will Flight Simulator 2024 be improved compared to Flight Simulator 2020?

    During a keynote presentation at FSExpo 2023 (Houston, TX), we've learned that one of the big improvements of Flight Simulator 2024 will be the loading times.
    More data will be downloaded from the cloud during flight, so only the absolute neccesary files needs to be installed.

    Almost all aspects of the simulation will be improved by the development team, including improved aerodynamics and physics, improved airplane systems and better avionics. There also will be several improvements to scenery, i.e. improved ground details (including 3D trees), improved sea- and ground traffic and the introduction of seasons.
    Please check out our comparision of MSFS2020 and MSFS2024 below, where you can see more detailed cliffs and more realistic vegetation in the Grand Canyon.

    Any questions? Let us know!

    Do you have any question about MSFS2024 which isn't answered on this page? Let us know! We can't promise we have an answer, but we'll let you know when we have one.

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