Microsoft Flight Simulator Gets New Video About Advanced Sound, Gorgeous Graphics, Weather and More

Microsoft released another video of the upcoming Flight simulator, and if you're familiar with the previous reveals, you know you're in for a treat.

Microsoft Flight Simulator

Microsoft and Asobo released another video of the upcoming Flight simulator, and if you’re familiar with the previous reveals, you know you’re in for a treat.

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The video is mainly about sound design and all the advanced techniques the developers are utilizing to create a more immersive aural element in the game.

This doesn’t mean that we don’t get to see more great-looking gameplay and gorgeous vistas.

For instance, toward the end of the video,  you’ll see different soundscapes created for different biomes, and those environments are absolutely beautiful.

We even get to see the day and night cycle in action alongside weather.

One of the most interesting elements is shown when the audio director Aurélien Piters is explaining the effect of wind on sound, as the video shows the waves dynamically change as the wind becomes more intense. 

You can watch it below.

If you’d like to see more, you can enjoy the trailer released at X019, alongside a gallery of screenshots, a second batcha thirda video from a few weeks ago showing the work that has been done to reproduce the world in fine detail, one showcasing the advanced aerodynamics simulation, another about cockpits, and one showing snow.

You can also take a look at the original announcement from E3 2019.

Microsoft Flight Simulator is slated for a 2020 release for PC and Xbox One.

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Giuseppe Nelva

Proud weeb hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long-standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality), MMORPGs, and visual novels are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans on Earth of the flight simulator genre.