Microsoft Flight Simulator: Every Airport In The Game – Release Date, Graphics & More
The latest entry in the series will feature more than 37,000 airports – all rendered in incredible detail.
Microsoft Flight Simulator is set to feature every airport in the world.
Yes, you heard that right – Flight Simulator will have more than 37,000 airports marked on the map, according to its developer Asobo Studio.
So, what are they?
Don’t worry, we’re not going to list all of them, but we have picked 30 of the biggest ones, based on how busy there are, that’ll be in the game for sure.
Let’s take a look, shall we?
Flight Simulator 2020 airports
|United States Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport||Atlanta, Georgia||United States|
|China Beijing Capital International Airport||Chaoyang-Shunyi, Beijing||China|
|United States Los Angeles International Airport||Los Angeles, California||United States|
|Japan Tokyo Haneda Airport||Ota, Tokyo||Japan|
|United Arab Emirates Dubai International Airport||Garhoud, Dubai||United Arab Emirates|
|United States O’Hare International Airport||Chicago, Illinois||United States|
|United Kingdom London Heathrow Airport||Hillingdon, London||United Kingdom|
|China Shanghai Pudong International Airport||Pudong, Shanghai||China|
|Hong Kong Hong Kong International Airport||Chek Lap Kok, Islands, New Territories||Hong Kong SAR, China|
|France Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport||Roissy-en-France, Île-de-France||France|
|United States Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport||Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas||United States|
|China Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport||Baiyun-Huadu, Guangzhou, Guangdong||China|
|South Korea Seoul Incheon International Airport||Incheon||Republic of Korea|
|Netherlands Amsterdam Airport Schiphol||Haarlemmermeer, North Holland||The Netherlands|
|Germany Frankfurt Airport||Frankfurt, Hesse||Germany|
|Singapore Singapore Changi Airport||Changi, East Region||Singapore|
|Thailand Suvarnabhumi Airport||Bang Phli, Samut Prakan||Thailand|
|United States Denver International Airport||Denver, Colorado||United States|
|India Indira Gandhi International Airport||Delhi||India|
|Indonesia Soekarno–Hatta International Airport||Tangerang, Banten||Indonesia|
|United States John F. Kennedy International Airport||Queens, New York, New York||United States|
|Malaysia Kuala Lumpur International Airport||Sepang, Selangor||Malaysia|
|Spain Madrid Barajas Airport||Barajas, Madrid||Spain|
|United States San Francisco International Airport||San Mateo County, California||United States|
|China Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport||Shuangliu-Wuhou, Chengdu, Sichuan||China|
|China Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport||Bao’an, Shenzhen, Guangdong||China|
|United States Orlando International Airport||Orlando, Florida||United States|
|United States McCarran International Airport||Las Vegas, Nevada||United States|
|Spain Barcelona–El Prat Airport||Barcelona||Spain|
|Canada Toronto Pearson International Airport||Mississauga, Ontario||Canada|
Where to start?
The game will be powered by Asobo’s in-house engine – and use Bing Maps data and Azure AI to generate photorealistic scans of buildings and the environments.
There will also be realistic weather and physics systems – which ill affect aircraft behaviour.
Real world data will be used, so if it’s raining somewhere in the world, it’ll rain in that area in the game. Roads and airports will also be fully populated.
A flight model engine allows for all 3D forces and moments to be fully simulated.
When it comes to airports, the developers used a three-step process to render them in-game. They first used a Bing aerial map, before defining surfaces and applying post-processing.
Other details, such as windsocks that blow in the wind, and luggage being loaded on to planes help add to the level of realism.
There’s no concrete release date as yet, but what we do know is that it’s not coming to the PS4 (Sorry, guys).
Flight Sim is an Xbox and PC exclusive – and certainly looks like it’ll make its way on to the Series X.
We’ll let you know when it lands!