Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 [PC, XGP-PC]

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  1. Shortbread

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    Graphically speaking, this is by far the most impressive looking eye-candy in gaming to date. Honestly, even Star Citizen graphics looks dated compared to Microsoft's new Flight Simulator.
     
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    I just found this picture i took of ms flightsim 2004
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    Oh my. Now I'm reminiscing the time when I was playing fsx yeaaars ago and simply enjoying the fights, doing nothing.
     
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    this exclusive game looks better than any known exclusive console game of the next generation.
     
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    Did they seriously go and model grass in the flight sim? o_O That's certainly some attention to detail there. I guess if you feel like making an emergency landing in some field? :D

    Also, I like how the action of the water changes over time. Calm, wavey, rough, etc.

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    Yay! I got accepted into the Tech Alpha programme!
     
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    Where do you apply?
     
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    https://www.flightsimulator.com

    The applications open every now and again. Not sure if they are open now.
     
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    Microsoft Flight Simulator will use real flight information to populate the air traffic
    Mar 26, 2020

    https://www.guru3d.com/news-story/m...ormation-to-populate-the-air-in-the-game.html
     
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    So the skies will be far emptier if you opt to fly between February 2020 and May 2020 in-game?
     
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    Beta starts in early July it seems
     
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    Flight Simulator is such an Iconic Microsoft franchise that I was sad when they mothballed it. I'm so glad that they appear to giving it so much attention once again.

    IMO, when Flight Simulator was mothballed, that's when I started to worry about whether the investors had won and thus the start of the slow death of MS being part of gaming.

    IMO again, that MS is putting so much effort into this franchise even if it's niche (niche but very popular with professional and casual RL flyers who spend lots of money) is a pretty big sign that MS are once again serious about letting their gaming studios do their thing.

    Regards,
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    Launch date August 18th
     
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    incredibly beautiful wtf.

    yay game pass. get to try this one
     
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    That looks insane. Unfortunately after giving FSX a really good go a few years back in the hope that I'd catch the flying bug, I can safely say that I have very little interest in a flying simulator. Shame as I'd like to play this for the graphics and world simulation alone.
     
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    it's available for preload on gamepass PC. I downloaded the preload launcher and chose to install it on drive where I have 240GB of free space, hopefully it will get the job done 'cos I hear about crazy numbers
     
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    Yeah. I'm not much for flight sims but hopefully I'll have a bit of fun sight seeing. It'd be interesting if they can use their technology for a more gamey game. That's probably more of an exciting idea on paper than in practice.
     
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    Maybe if you added combat to the mix you would
     
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