Flight Simulator 2024

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Microsoft and Xbox have announced Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024 during the Xbox Showcase event. MSFS2024 is the successor to Flight Simulator 2020, which is the most successful version of the franchise ever. The newly announced version will also be developed by Asobo.

Much more information than the official 'announcement trailer' has not been revealed at this time, but what we can deduce from the trailer is that Flight Simulator 2024 will likely include a career mode. In addition, it will be possible to fly not only airplanes and helicopters, but also hot air balloons, zeppelins, and experimental aircraft.

Flight Simulator 2024 will not be an expansion to MSFS2020. In a brief explanation, Microsoft indicates that this is a new product that builds on a 'significantly evolved' Asobo engine.

The release date and price are still unknown at this time. Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024 will be available via PC Game Pass and Xbox Game Pass.

As soon as more information is known about Microsoft Flight Simulator, we will update this page.

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    Description

    Microsoft and Xbox have announced Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024 during the Xbox Showcase event. MSFS2024 is the successor to Flight Simulator 2020, which is the most successful version of the franchise ever. The newly announced version will also be developed by Asobo.

    Much more information than the official 'announcement trailer' has not been revealed at this time, but what we can deduce from the trailer is that Flight Simulator 2024 will likely include a career mode. In addition, it will be possible to fly not only airplanes and helicopters, but also hot air balloons, zeppelins, and experimental aircraft.

    Flight Simulator 2024 will not be an expansion to MSFS2020. In a brief explanation, Microsoft indicates that this is a new product that builds on a 'significantly evolved' Asobo engine.

    The release date and price are still unknown at this time. Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024 will be available via PC Game Pass and Xbox Game Pass.

    As soon as more information is known about Microsoft Flight Simulator, we will update this page.

    Microsoft Flight Simulator Q&A

    When will Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024 be released?

    2024. That's all we know so far.

    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.
    • DEDICATED VIDEO RAM: 2 GB.
    • 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?

    Flight Simulator 2020 will be receiving its world- and sim-updates until the release of Flightsimulator 2024.
    It is likely that no additional updates will be released for MSFS2020 anymore, after the release of the new flightsim, except hotfixes or maintanance updates.

    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 a comparision of MSFS2020 and MSFS2024 below, where you can see more detailed cliffs and more realistic vegetation in the Grand Canyon.

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    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 Micorosft Flight Simulator 2024, where these aren't visible in MSFS2020.

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