Microsoft Flight Simulator Will Be Released On 10 DVDs On August 18
The boxed version of the civil flight simulator Microsoft Flight Simulator, which will be released on computers on August 18, will include ten double-sided DVDs and a paper user's guide, according to Aerosoft, which will distribute a physical copy of the game in Europe.
The decision to release Microsoft Flight Simulator on so many DVD media (rather than Blu-ray) is driven by the desire to make the pilot simulator as accessible as possible. The total amount of data recorded on them is about 90 gigabytes, which will not have to be downloaded by users with a slow Internet connection or limited traffic volume.
The disks will contain everything you need to run the game offline: the code of the simulator itself, which "weighs" relatively little, as well as textures of the virtual world and aircraft models. "Optional online content" and third-party files can be downloaded at will, Aerosoft added.
Perhaps the release of the game on ten disks can be considered a record. As Eurogamer notes, the video quest "Phantasmagoria" (Phantasmagoria) Roberts Williams 1995 was sold on seven disks, the online role-playing game EverQuest 2 2004 — on nine (including one bonus).
The Windows version of the Microsoft Flight Simulator will be released on August 18. The new product will be available in three editions: Standard Edition (us price - $59.99), Deluxe Edition ($89.99), and Premium Deluxe Edition ($119.99). The most expensive option includes 35 aircraft models and 45 international airports. If you subscribe to Xbox Game Pass for PC (beta) as part of the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, the game will be free.