After a 13-year hiatus, Microsoft has unveiled a new version of Flight Simulator at its annual E3 conference. It will be released in 2020. It’s part of a new gaming system for Xbox that will stream games in the console or on PCs. Participants buy subscriptions for access to the game. Although details of the system are scant, a video trailer invites participants to “create your flight plan and fly anywhere on the planet. Enjoy flying day or night and face realistic, challenging weather conditions.”
The trailer shows realistic video renderings with a variety of aircraft, from Cubs to large airliners. “From light planes to wide-body jets, fly highly detailed and stunning aircraft in an incredibly realistic world,” the trailer description says. The subscription, which gives access to a host of other new games, will be available for $14.99.