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#1  Edited By uninspiredcup  Online
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Be interesting to see how popular this is on console. Of course, Game Pass will mitigate many sales.

Microsoft Flight Simulator will reportedly take up almost 100GB on Xbox consoles.

The news came via Twitter user Idle Sloth, who showed that if you select "Manage with Game Pass" on the the game's Xbox Store page, it'll give you the full install size: 97.2GB.

As our pals at Pure Xbox report, that's just the standard edition, too, so depending upon what flavour current-gen Xbox you're running - the X or S - and what edition you'd like to play, it may take up even more than that.

Here's hoping the console version will also benefit from a size reduction, sooner rather than later; a recent PC update has drastically cut the amount of space the game takes up on PC.

As Matt recently explained, Microsoft Flight Simulator received much praise when it launched on PC at the end of last year, in large part thanks to its utterly staggering rendition of the entire world - one that Asobo has continued to build on with regular free sim updates and visual overhauls for the likes of Japan, the United States, France, Benelux, the UK, and Ireland.

Microsoft Flight Simulator touches down on Xbox Series X/S and Game Pass for console on 27th July, giving us plenty of time to get ready for a Top Gun crossover that's coming to Xbox Series X/S and PC on 19th November this year. Tying in with Paramount Pictures' upcoming Top Gun: Maverick movie, the expansion promises to give players first-hand experience of "what it's like to be a US Navy Top Gun".

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no thanks!

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30fps, low graphics settings and now it will take up a big chunk of storage space. Man, the console version of this game is shaping up to be a dumpster fire.

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#4 Ghost_of_Phobos
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New graphics kind incoming in just a few days.

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Can't wait, got it ready for pre-download..

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All hail the console graphics king FS

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#7  Edited By uninspiredcup  Online
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@NathanDrakeSwag said:

30fps, low graphics settings and now it will take up a big chunk of storage space. Man, the console version of this game is shaping up to be a dumpster fire.

30fps has generally been the norm for flight-simulators since their inception.

TBH be impressed if it consistently hits that while looking decent.

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@ghost_of_phobos said:

New graphics kind incoming in just a few days.

A few days? Its already on PC.

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@pelvist: *to console

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@NathanDrakeSwag: still the best looking game on any console and the best way to play for sub £500.

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If we go by previous entry (MFSX) dlcs which cost around $8,000 for all item and somehow profit, I dont think this game will have problem selling its dlc planes.

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#12  Edited By uninspiredcup  Online
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Some Sony users still flap their arms around crying "it's a fwight simulator it dwoesn't count!", "PC's are expwensive!" and "When you zwoom in dwoesn't wook exacwly wike the earth!".

Sad.

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@sts106mat said:

Can't wait, got it ready for pre-download..

Weirdly, I feel like this game is a system seller for me.... Been enamored with it since it released. Let me know how much you like it!

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@tdkmillsy said:

@NathanDrakeSwag: still the best looking game on any console and the best way to play for sub £500.

Lol, every time someone says that I assume they don't play a lot of games 😆

Nothing graphically impressive about Bing maps.

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@SolidGame_basic said:
@tdkmillsy said:

@NathanDrakeSwag: still the best looking game on any console and the best way to play for sub £500.

Lol, every time someone says that I assume they don't play a lot of games 😆

Nothing graphically impressive about Bing maps.

Still on with the Bing maps shit? What about the planes etc.

Let me guess FM5 looks to much like an episode of Top Gear to count as well.

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@gym_lion said:
@SolidGame_basic said:
@tdkmillsy said:

@NathanDrakeSwag: still the best looking game on any console and the best way to play for sub £500.

Lol, every time someone says that I assume they don't play a lot of games 😆

Nothing graphically impressive about Bing maps.

Still on with the Bing maps shit? What about the planes etc.

On the one hand they hide behind it looking awesome on the PC and on the other its bing maps looking bad.

I suppose they dont use bing maps on the pc version :)

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@uninspiredcup: so still less than the latest iteration of COD 😁

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#18 regnaston
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@uninspiredcup said:
@NathanDrakeSwag said:

30fps, low graphics settings and now it will take up a big chunk of storage space. Man, the console version of this game is shaping up to be a dumpster fire.

30fps has generally been the norm for flight-simulators since their inception.

TBH be impressed if it consistently hits that while looking decent.

stop talking facts with Nathan...he doesn't like facts

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I’ve never played any of the previous ones but will certainly give this a try.

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@SolidGame_basic said:
@tdkmillsy said:

@NathanDrakeSwag: still the best looking game on any console and the best way to play for sub £500.

Lol, every time someone says that I assume they don't play a lot of games 😆

Nothing graphically impressive about Bing maps.

That's lemmings for ya. The fact that they're hyping up a gimped port of a year old game proves it. These dudes really have nothing to play. I feel sorry for them.

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@NathanDrakeSwag said:
@SolidGame_basic said:
@tdkmillsy said:

@NathanDrakeSwag: still the best looking game on any console and the best way to play for sub £500.

Lol, every time someone says that I assume they don't play a lot of games 😆

Nothing graphically impressive about Bing maps.

That's lemmings for ya. The fact that they're hyping up a gimped port of a year old game proves it. These dudes really have nothing to play. I feel sorry for them.

Like I said still a better looking game than anything on console and the best way to play under £500.

I feel sorry for Cows who cant play it at all.

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Yeah this "gimped port" looks horrible on the Series X /sarcasm

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@NathanDrakeSwag said:
@SolidGame_basic said:
@tdkmillsy said:

@NathanDrakeSwag: still the best looking game on any console and the best way to play for sub £500.

Lol, every time someone says that I assume they don't play a lot of games 😆

Nothing graphically impressive about Bing maps.

That's lemmings for ya. The fact that they're hyping up a gimped port of a year old game proves it. These dudes really have nothing to play. I feel sorry for them.

Makes sense. When you're used to X1 graphics, showing images from Bing Maps is sure to wow ya.

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@SolidGame_basic said:
@NathanDrakeSwag said:
@SolidGame_basic said:
@tdkmillsy said:

@NathanDrakeSwag: still the best looking game on any console and the best way to play for sub £500.

Lol, every time someone says that I assume they don't play a lot of games 😆

Nothing graphically impressive about Bing maps.

That's lemmings for ya. The fact that they're hyping up a gimped port of a year old game proves it. These dudes really have nothing to play. I feel sorry for them.

Makes sense. When you're used to X1 graphics, showing images from Bing Maps is sure to wow ya.

So PC gamers are used to X1 graphics? or do they use different maps.

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#25 regnaston
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I can not wait for the reviews to come in for this and to see the usual Sony shills crying over the great reviews this will get on XSX

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#26 SecretPolice
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I'd expect nothing less from this gens graphics king and it's not even close. Cows amcry. :P

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#27  Edited By sts106mat
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@TheEroica: I know it will keep me very happy.

i've been waiting on a proper flight sim on consoles for years. I've got a Hotas for the one x which i use for Ace combat and star wars squadrons, so should work with this one too.

The top gun expansion is super exciting for me personally.

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@NathanDrakeSwag: it's still going to look better than anything on Playstation.

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@tdkmillsy said:

On the one hand they hide behind it looking awesome on the PC and on the other its bing maps looking bad.

I suppose they dont use bing maps on the pc version :)

I mean, it's a game that uses Bing Maps with a graphic overlay that is guaranteed to run well under par on Series consoles. I don't know what you're arguing here because both of these statements are right.

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That's average these days.

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@BenjaminBanklin said:
@tdkmillsy said:

On the one hand they hide behind it looking awesome on the PC and on the other its bing maps looking bad.

I suppose they dont use bing maps on the pc version :)

I mean, it's a game that uses Bing Maps with a graphic overlay that is guaranteed to run well under par on Series consoles. I don't know what you're arguing here because both of these statements are right.

Thats not what he said, his sole reference was to bing maps, no mention of graphical overlay. Anyways a game running on a 3090 is going to look way better than a console. But at whatever level it will run on series X it will still be the best looking game on console and the best way to play for under £500.

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Steam Deck cannot run this game even if you buy the high storage the specs are crap on it

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@regnaston said:

Yeah this "gimped port" looks horrible on the Series X /sarcasm

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Wow, no wonder the cows are acting jealous.

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I will probably reinstall it soon and see if they fixed the f*cked patching system so I can enjoy it. Good game - Asobo didn't know what they were doing with content delivery and management, though. Holy hell

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@HalcyonScarlet: The game does look amazing, it also looks as boring as it does amazing.

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not that bad.. COD MW on my PS4 is 170 GB.....

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@tdkmillsy said:
@BenjaminBanklin said:
@tdkmillsy said:

On the one hand they hide behind it looking awesome on the PC and on the other its bing maps looking bad.

I suppose they dont use bing maps on the pc version :)

I mean, it's a game that uses Bing Maps with a graphic overlay that is guaranteed to run well under par on Series consoles. I don't know what you're arguing here because both of these statements are right.

Thats not what he said, his sole reference was to bing maps, no mention of graphical overlay. Anyways a game running on a 3090 is going to look way better than a console. But at whatever level it will run on series X it will still be the best looking game on console and the best way to play for under £500.

yep, Digital Foundry is going to piss off a lot of cows very soon. "buh buh buh furry ratchet and clank is teh pixar"

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@vfighter said:

@HalcyonScarlet: The game does look amazing, it also looks as boring as it does amazing.

Flying aimlessly around maybe boring. But it's the landing challenges that look great. Trying to land a 737 on some tiny runway in the mountain looks great fun imo.

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They said they tried their hardest to get this game to run on the weak azz TumorStation for future release and the best they could do was...

Oh well crash and burn but they tried. lol :P

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#40 regnaston
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@gym_lion said:
@vfighter said:

@HalcyonScarlet: The game does look amazing, it also looks as boring as it does amazing.

Flying aimlessly around maybe boring. But it's the landing challenges that look great. Trying to land a 737 on some tiny runway in the mountain looks great fun imo.

I like to call it creative crashing 😁

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I'm ready for this game!. :)

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Damn, the damage control squad is out with their salt shakers. 😂🤣

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@sts106mat said:

yep, Digital Foundry is going to piss off a lot of cows very soon. "buh buh buh furry ratchet and clank is teh pixar"

I think if anything Digital Foundry will look for nitpicky reasons to keep Sony fanboy moral up.

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@LEGEND_C4A said:

I'm ready for this game!. :)

I just ordered the same one from Best Buy!

Im pretty excited to play this game. And if it doesn’t really work out on console, I can just go use the stick on my PC. But sitting in my theater seat, flying a plane on the 85” with 5.1.2 Atmos… Thats far more appealing than playing it in the office imo.

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@goldenelementxl said:
@LEGEND_C4A said:

I'm ready for this game!. :)

I just ordered the same one from Best Buy!

Im pretty excited to play this game. And if it doesn’t really work out on console, I can just go use the stick on my PC. But sitting in my theater seat, flying a plane on the 85” with 5.1.2 Atmos… Thats far more appealing than playing it in the office imo.

First thing I'm going to do in Flight Simulator is take off from JFK airport in New York, fly over City Field and Yankees Stadium.... then fly over my old neighborhood, then fly to Pennsylvania where I live now, fly over my house then land at Lehigh Valley International Airport that is like 7 minutes from my home. :)

For now, I'm using the stick to play War Thunder and tonight gonna try Elite Dangerous.

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@SolidGame_basic said:
@NathanDrakeSwag said:
@SolidGame_basic said:
@tdkmillsy said:

@NathanDrakeSwag: still the best looking game on any console and the best way to play for sub £500.

Lol, every time someone says that I assume they don't play a lot of games 😆

Nothing graphically impressive about Bing maps.

That's lemmings for ya. The fact that they're hyping up a gimped port of a year old game proves it. These dudes really have nothing to play. I feel sorry for them.

Makes sense. When you're used to X1 graphics, showing images from Bing Maps is sure to wow ya.

yawn, 0/10

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#47  Edited By blaznwiipspman1
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@LEGEND_C4A: holy shit, that must have been expensive

And yes...graphics king incoming. Its already crowned.

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I've been playing a few simulators on Xbox recently. I enjoyed lawn simulator, intrigued by big rigs, now this. But can you even call simulator a game?

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what do you expect. high rez assets.

whole world

2pb of size.

no average user will have that.

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#50 Syn_Valence
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This crap doesn't look better than Rachet and Clank. You lemmings are going blind and senile.