Microsoft Flight Simulator’s Physical Edition Comprises 10 Discs

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Considering the enormous sizes of today’s big-budget games – like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, which now weighs in at a ridiculous 200 GB – you may have wondered how many discs they’d take up if physical PC editions were still a frequent thing. Well, Aerosoft is going to show you with its deluxe, boxed versions of Microsoft Flight Simulator, which comprise 10 discs in a beautiful, €129.99 ($148) gatefold pacakge. Yes, that’s correct – 10 discs! Here’s what’s contained across all of that plastic, as detailed by forum admin Mathijs Kok.

  • The simulator code itself (the ‘sim’) that is pretty small in size, this is a mandatory part of the sim.
  • The world and aircraft delivered by Microsoft, (that content depends on the version (the ‘content’) that is around 90 GB, this is a mandatory part of the sim.
  • Optional online streamed content (this is an optional part of the sim)
  • 3rd party files (clearly fully optional)

“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,” Kok announced earlier this week. “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.”

“For the last few months, we have been working closely with the spirited team from Microsoft and the talented developers at Asobo. They have helped us in getting our add-ons ready for the new simulation platform and in a very small way our 27 years of experience assisted in creating this amazing simulator.”

“We should be able to start shipping the boxes at or around August 21st.”

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