Flight Simulator 10 (FSX) was released on October 17, 2006, and like its predecessors – it’s as real as it gets.
Microsoft went back to a two version packaging: standard and deluxe. Of course the deluxe has more stuff. Of course everyone’s gonna want to get the deluxe – duh!
At last glance (about 60 seconds ago) the deluxe retails for $69.99. The best deal I saw was tigerdirect.com at $59.99.
Although MS didn’t say it won’t run great on XP systems, they do recommend a Vista PC – or one that is Vista compliant. (Vista hasn’t even officially been release yet!) For this reason I think it wise to hold off on FSX until I have a new screaming Vista to enjoy my VFR vistas.