An Absolute Unit of a Boxed Release
When's the last time you bought a PC game on disc? Believe it or not, there will be a Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 physical edition and it's not going to be on Blu-Ray. Instead, this European-exclusive physical release will have a whopping ten double-layered DVDs.
"It is with great pride that we can announce that Microsoft has chosen Aerosoft as its retail publishing partner for the new Microsoft Flight Simulator," announced Aerosoft's Mathijs Kok on the company's forums. "Aerosoft will bring the two boxed versions of this venerable simulator to customers in Europe. Including 10 (!) double-layer DVD’s and a printed manual in a spectacular box, it is an ideal way of entering the new age of flight simulation."
In a follow-up post, Kok explains that the game world and aircraft is approximately 90GB in size. That's a hefty download for Europeans on metered or limited data connections, so this boxed copy will let them get most of the game's content without stressing their download limits.
Where Can I Buy the Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 Physical Edition?
If, for some reason, you'd like to take your time to install all ten DVDs of Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020, you can pick up a physical copy without spending too much extra money. That said, bear in mind that this is a European exclusive product — you might have a difficult time getting it in the United States.
You can buy the Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 physical edition on Aerosoft starting at €60.34 or your regional equivalent. If you'd prefer to buy digitally, you can do so at the game's official website starting at $59.99.
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