You really have the world at your fingertips with an incredibly detailed new flight simulator game that uses satellite maps to make you fly wherever you want.
Live measurements from weather stations and airports around the world are also needed to create accurate, current climate conditions – including hurricanes
Microsoft has unveiled the latest version of the Flight Simulator that extracts satellite data from Bing Maps and machine learning to create realistic environments and weather patterns.
Users simply upload their desired destination and use the "realistic" training system to navigate through the area – the simulator will be released for PC in 2020 and will be launched shortly thereafter for Xbox.
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Now you can fly above the New York skyline (photo), whiz through machu picchu and fly over giraffes in Africa without leaving your home
The simulator leaves "pilots" in a realistic cockpit, so that they get to know the ins and outs of a real aircraft.
Users can travel to or from more than 40,000 real-world airports and visit the intermediate sites.
HOW IS IT MADE?
Microsoft worked with Asobo Studio to digitize 196.9 million square kilometers of land, man-made landmarks and open sea areas.
Uses machine learning and Bing Maps to create realistic environments.
External companies such as airports and weather data providers have helped with flight and weather data.
According to Microsoft, the Flight Simulator franchise is the "longest-running software feature" of the technology giant Engadget.
& # 39; Microsoft Flight Simulator is the next generation of one of the most popular simulation franchises & # 39 ;, Xbox shared on its website.
& # 39; From light aircraft to wide-body jets, fly with highly detailed and stunning aircraft in an incredibly realistic world. Make your flight plan and fly anywhere in the world. & # 39;
& # 39; Enjoy flying day and night and face realistic, challenging weather conditions.
First released in 1982, the game has given wannabe pilots a realistic training system that allows them to explore the world without leaving their bank.
The latest version of the simulation was launched in 2014 – but now Microsoft has redesigned the game with the latest technology.
The system has harnessed the power of machine learning, extracted satellite data from Bing Maps and uses Azure cloud system to ensure that every attraction is precise, every skyscraper in its exact location and everything in frame is displayed in 4K
In Flight Simulator, Asobo's technology digitizes 196.9 million square miles of land, such as the plains in Africa (photo), man-made landmarks, and open sea areas
The system has exploited the power of machine learning, extracted satellite data from Bing Maps and uses the Azure cloud system to ensure that every landmark is precise, every skyscraper in its exact location and everything in frame is displayed in 4K.
Microsoft is also working with Asobo Studio, the company behind Fuel – the 2009 open-world racing game that set a Guinness Book world record for having the "largest playable area in a console game."
In addition to Asobo, Microsoft has enlisted the help of external companies such as airports and weather data providers to make live information available to users – so they know when the sky is clear, so they can get a good view of the pyramids
First released in 1982, the game has given wannabe pilots a realistic training system that allows them to explore the world without leaving their bank
Players can see an overview of the actual flights departing and arriving at any airport in the world, and experience natural disasters at a safe, digital distance. Photo is a beautiful view of Dubai
In Flight Simulator, Asobo & # 39; s technology is digitizing 196.9 million square kilometers of land, man-made landmarks and open sea areas.
In addition to Asobo, Microsoft has enlisted the help of external companies such as airports and weather data providers to make live information available to users.
Players can travel around the world, including San Francisco, in just a few minutes
Users easily upload their desired destination, such as Seattle, Washington (photo) and use the "realistic" training system to navigate through the area – the simulator will be released for PC in 2020 and will be launched for Xbox shortly thereafter
Just before the preview event started for the simulator, Hurricane Dorian made his way through the Bahamas, which were a few days above the island.
But from the safety of their own offices in Bellevue, Washington and Bordeaux, France, Microsoft and Asobo developers flew through the hurricane – came in the eye of the storm and got an idea of what it was like to be in the center of it.
This means that players can see a breakdown of the actual flights departing and arriving at any airport in the world, and experiencing natural disasters as they occur, from a safe digital distance.
There are more than 40,000 airports to fly in and out of and view the sites in between
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