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Analysing the market and making predictions for revenue is a very tricky art, but the research firm JPR (Jon Peddie Research) estimates that the recent release of Microsoft Flight Simulator will possibly generate $2.6 billion in hardware sales. That includes PC hardware like GPUs, as well as third-party peripherals like flight sticks etc.
When the highly anticipated Microsoft Flight Simulator launched earlier this week, there was some confusion over the game’s official size. A 150GB note was listed on the Steam store page, but downloading the game seemed to take up less than a single Gigabyte. This was because MS Flight Sim actually downloads the rest of the content when you boot it up for the first time.
The highly anticipated Microsoft Flight Simulator has released and its a good looking experience. Perhaps a little too good looking. Because, as we have come to expect in the years gone by, when MS Flight Sim turns up, it doesnt pull any punches when it comes to stressing your PC hardware. We are seeing this game pull even the biggest graphics cards and processors to their knees, if you can even run it, that is.
The long awaited and highly anticipated Microsoft Flight Simulator is nearly here, after we saw those system requirements I think we all took a gulp looking at those beefy specs. So how well does this PC flight sim perform on our PC setups? We take a look at the PC performance benchmarks for Microsoft Flight Simulator...
The long awaited Microsoft Flight Simulator is nearly here, and whilst we're certainly excited to dive in and look at the stunning views, we wanted to take a look at the various graphics settings available in-game and see just how much we are able to tweak to our liking.
Microsoft has officially announced that their upcoming Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 is also now available on Steam. The Steam page is already up and you can pre-order the Standard, Deluxe, or Premium Deluxe editions now. Not only that, but Microsoft also revealed that TrackIR support will be available at launch, with VR support available later in the year in time for the launch of the HP Reverb G2.
Asobo Studio have revealed that their upcoming flight sim aptly named Microsoft Flight Simulator will have an in-game marketplace for players to buy and sell mods with real money. Although this will only be available to select partners who are approved from signing up and joining the program.
Ever since those Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 PC system requirements came out, that 150GB download size has been a bit daunting, especially for those without access to fast internet speeds. Luckily Aerosoft, the official retail partner for Microsoft Flight Simulator, have just revealed a physical edition of the game, and it comes with a total of no less than 10 discs.
It’s quite amazing to think that the time is almost upon us, since we’ve been talking about Microsoft Flight Simulator being one of our most anticipated titles of the year. And now, Microsoft have announced the official release date for MS Flight Sim 2020 is launching on August 18th from the Windows Store or Xbox Game Pass for PC.
We can’t say this enough, but Microsoft Flight Simulator may very well be one of the best looking and most anticipated games of the year. Every time new screenshots are released we are blown away by the kind of graphical fidelity on show for a game like this (to be honest, I'm still not over those beefy system requirements though). So when the developers announce that the Closed Beta is finally arriving, we can’t help but get a little excited.
Ladies and gentlemen, please fasten your seatbelts as we initiate takeoff. We’ve joked about it a lot here, but Microsoft Flight Simulator has surprised us by becoming one of the most anticipated games to come out this year. Not only does it’s really beefy specs tease us for something quite beautiful in terms of graphics, but those screenshots that were released recently pretty much sold it for us in being one of the most stunning video games of this year.