PC Gamers get another AAA - Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020

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#1 ProtossRushX
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This game seems semi-niche as it didn't have hype thread or anything on here.

IGN gave it a 10 its getting a lot of 10's and some 9's on Metacritic

https://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/microsoft-flight-simulator?ref=hp

But yeah you should definitely not play this on a console. Flight sim's belong on a PC like RTS/MMORPG's get a flight stick and pretend you work as a pilot flying from airport to airport.

I'll be honest this games not for me I'm not a sim type gamer. I dunno if having this game is a win or just a niche win.

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#2 BenjaminBanklin
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The best game from Xbox... is not on Xbox. Big win for PC!

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#3 Sevenizz
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Looking forward to playing this on my XSX. Hopefully it launches with it!

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#4  Edited By deactivated-5f3ec00254b0d
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Another fantastic game on Gamepass. Will be playing it today.

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#5 VFighter
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Yawn...

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Amazing news for Xbox they really need it congrats!. Highly specialized product for certain niche group but might be fun to download and mess around a bit for Gamepass users on PC.

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#7 netracing
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It's definitely one of the most impressive technical achievements in over a decade.

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#8 R4gn4r0k
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Amazing year for PC and PS4

Xbox One and Switch still exist... I guess

Iron Harvest is out soon too, yet another PC AAA.

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#9  Edited By Bluestars
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FS...12.15 tflop hype

Cows just can’t catch a break.

Ghosts and tlou2 not being able to beat sea of thieves ...weak next gen console That devs are struggling with and a poor current line up.

If ps5 comes in at the same price as serious x...then the meltdowns will be a joy to watch

Live by the scores,die by the scores

HaH

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@Sevenizz said:

Looking forward to playing this on my XSX. Hopefully it launches with it!

uhhh the reviews are saying to use a flight stick can x-series x use those, also do we know if this is gonna be out for x-series at launch or do they need more time?

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#11 ProtossRushX
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@phbz said:

Another fantastic game on Gamepass. Will be playing it today.

It's only on PC gamepass right now. Its not on xbox gamepass which is the main service.

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#12 the_master_race
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Downloading ...

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#13 SolidGame_basic
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Lol meanwhile Sony has been on a roll with several games this year.

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#14 uninspiredcup
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Lovely stuff.

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@SolidGame_basic said:

Lol meanwhile Sony has been on a roll with several games this year.

they keep rolling and rolling and eventually they end up on steam , just like death stranding and HZD

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#16  Edited By netracing
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@the_master_race said:
@SolidGame_basic said:

Lol meanwhile Sony has been on a roll with several games this year.

they keep rolling and rolling and eventually they end up on steam , just like death stranding and HZD

And it's great for gaming.

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Lots-o..... :P

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#18  Edited By Sagemode87
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@bluestars: cows can't catch a break? Man you're so delusional. I know Lems like to save face but try to talk in the realm of reality.

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@netracing said:
@the_master_race said:
@SolidGame_basic said:

Lol meanwhile Sony has been on a roll with several games this year.

they keep rolling and rolling and eventually they end up on steam , just like death stranding and HZD

And it's great for gaming.

Indeed , it's great for gaming and gamers , multiplatform games and cheap services

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Wow, a 10/10 game on a franchise that has been around forever.👨🏼‍✈️

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hmm, I was told that quality games can't be made if they're going to be put into Game Pass.. I'm sure the usual suspects will conveniently dismiss this game and come scurrying back out in time for Battletoads, only to disappear again for Wastelands 3..

Game Pass!

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#22 SolidGame_basic
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@the_master_race said:
@netracing said:
@the_master_race said:
@SolidGame_basic said:

Lol meanwhile Sony has been on a roll with several games this year.

they keep rolling and rolling and eventually they end up on steam , just like death stranding and HZD

And it's great for gaming.

Indeed , it's great for gaming and gamers , multiplatform games and cheap services

Lol. Unless Sony makes it official, I wouldn't get my hopes up. But PC is a great platform make no mistake about that!

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@ProtossRushX said:
@Sevenizz said:

Looking forward to playing this on my XSX. Hopefully it launches with it!

uhhh the reviews are saying to use a flight stick can x-series x use those, also do we know if this is gonna be out for x-series at launch or do they need more time?

yes there are flight sticks for xbox i use one for AC7, will be using it for Star wars squadrons and this game when it hits console.

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#24  Edited By GirlUSoCrazy
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It may have a AAA budget but it's not really mainstream and not much of a game, it is a simulator after all

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#25 Starshine_M2A2
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This must take weeks to download...

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@phbz said:

Another fantastic game on Gamepass. Will be playing it today.

I thought it comes out tomorrow

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#27 deactivated-5f3ec00254b0d
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@regnaston: Tomorrow this post will be righ!

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I'm definitely excited for this. Probably won't get to play before the weekend, though

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@phbz said:

@regnaston: Tomorrow this post will be righ!

pre-emptive posting :D

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#30  Edited By uninspiredcup
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@girlusocrazy said:

It may have a AAA budget but it's not really mainstream and not much of a game, it is a simulator after all

Most, if not all Flight Simulators have objectives and campaigns built in.

Very much a game and a deep one at that.

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#31  Edited By Gifford38
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@bluestars said:

FS...12.15 tflop hype

Cows just can’t catch a break.

Ghosts and tlou2 not being able to beat sea of thieves ...weak next gen console That devs are struggling with and a poor current line up.

If ps5 comes in at the same price as serious x...then the meltdowns will be a joy to watch

Live by the scores,die by the scores

HaH

your the biggest blind fan boy i have ever seen. you think sea of thiefs looks better than ghost and last of us 2 graphically? lmao even xbox fans don;t think this there not blind.

plus at least if the same price the ps5 is not a weaker system at 100 bucks more like the xbox one was.

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@gifford38 said:
@bluestars said:

FS...12.15 tflop hype

Cows just can’t catch a break.

Ghosts and tlou2 not being able to beat sea of thieves ...weak next gen console That devs are struggling with and a poor current line up.

If ps5 comes in at the same price as serious x...then the meltdowns will be a joy to watch

Live by the scores,die by the scores

HaH

your the biggest blind fan boy i have ever seen. you think sea of thiefs looks better than ghost and last of us 2 graphically? lmao even xbox fans don;t think this there not blind.

plus at least if the same price the ps5 is not a weaker system at 100 bucks more like the xbox one was.

Not really a laughing matter as a good case can be made that SoT is a beauty and not the same old same old to boot. :P

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#33 regnaston
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@ProtossRushX said:
@Sevenizz said:

Looking forward to playing this on my XSX. Hopefully it launches with it!

uhhh the reviews are saying to use a flight stick can x-series x use those, also do we know if this is gonna be out for x-series at launch or do they need more time?

As MS has already stated any peripherals that are for the XB1 will work on the XSX

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#34 Phlop_Spencer
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Big win for PC. Sorry sadbox user lols

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Generally not too hyped about reviews one way or another but this is.....well, it's validating.

If a game from a niche genre like a flight sim that mainly appeals to a "dying" platform like PC can be so well-received, there is literally no excuse to not make any game ever provided people of talent and ability are behind it's production.

On a side note: does anyone know why Game Pass won't let me pre-load? It claims to let me pre-load but it's like a 20 mb file and the g ame is 120 GB lol.

I want to play it tomorrow when it's released, not tomorrow after downloading for 10 hours.

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#36 mrbojangles25
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@phlop_spencer said:

Big win for PC. Sorry sadbox user lols

this is a win for gaming. When one game succeeds, we all succeed.

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Its simulation if you want to pursue your career in pilot. not a video game.

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#38 Archangel3371
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Very nice. The game looks amazing. Not a PC gamer myself so I’ll be waiting for the Xbox Series X version to play this. Really looking forward to it.

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#39 regnaston
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@ghosts4ever said:

Its simulation if you want to pursue your career in pilot. not a video game.

What makes something a game or a simulation?

Plenty of War themed shooters are simulations of war (thinking back to the original COD for example)

Civilization is a game but also a simulation of sorts

Racing games simulate driving but add objectives (I would say a flight simulator has objectives as well)

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgQHaLtQiYU

IGN Video review

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#41  Edited By GirlUSoCrazy
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@uninspiredcup: They're not even putting it on Xbox, they probably don't think many people will enjoy it as a game and think it still belongs in its niche as a simulator

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@SecretPolice said:
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@gifford38 said:
@bluestars said:

FS...12.15 tflop hype

Cows just can’t catch a break.

Ghosts and tlou2 not being able to beat sea of thieves ...weak next gen console That devs are struggling with and a poor current line up.

If ps5 comes in at the same price as serious x...then the meltdowns will be a joy to watch

Live by the scores,die by the scores

HaH

your the biggest blind fan boy i have ever seen. you think sea of thiefs looks better than ghost and last of us 2 graphically? lmao even xbox fans don;t think this there not blind.

plus at least if the same price the ps5 is not a weaker system at 100 bucks more like the xbox one was.

Not really a laughing matter as a good case can be made that SoT is a beauty and not the same old same old to boot. :P

its an empty world. simple fps with realistic looking water with cartoon everything else. take ratchet and clank its art direction is great but not realistic look as ghost or last of us 2 and hzd2 or god of war. its not made to look graphically beyond those games. don't get me wrong i love cartoony looking games because who wants to look at real life graphics all the time. its good to change it up a bit.

and don't get me wrong when i get xbox this gen for fable i will try this game. its just not made to look graphically impressive.

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nice, looking forward to checking it out via gamepass. just need to free up some HDD space

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#44 Bluestars
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@gifford38:

Who mentioned grafix kid?...the clue is in the live by the scores die by the scores

And tlou2 and ghosts of tsunami couldn’t beat it

But as grafix were mentioned no game has better water than SOT

Water wars HaH

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#45  Edited By Bluestars
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@Sagemode87:

I know your emotional butJust keep holding on in there,one day..something good other than sales...one day

HaH

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#46 adsparky
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I tried some back in the early 2000s and definitely not my cup of tea.

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@Starshine_M2A2 said:

This must take weeks to download...

It's 120GB, so....

Should take me about 17 min with a gigabit connection.

1 Gbit/s = (1024 Mbit/s) / (8 bit/byte) = 125 MB/s (MegaBYTE)

(((120 GB) * (1024 MB/GB)) / (125 MB/s)) = (984 s) / (60 s/min) = ~17min

Likely won't get the full speed. I don't think MS uses peer-to-peer connections which allow for higher speeds. It will probably take me a few hours, tops.

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#48 regnaston
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@pyro1245 said:
@Starshine_M2A2 said:

This must take weeks to download...

It's 120GB, so....

Should take me about 17 min with a gigabit connection.

1 Gbit/s = (1024 Mbit/s) / (8 bit/byte) = 125 MB/s (MegaBYTE)

(((120 GB) * (1024 MB/GB)) / (125 MB/s)) = (984 s) / (60 s/min) = ~17min

Likely won't get the full speed. I don't think MS uses peer-to-peer connections which allow for higher speeds. It will probably take me a few hours, tops.

I downloaded the placeholder file weeks ago which is just a small file. I am surprised that MS does not allow the full game to be downloaded in advance with a disabled executable to on the day of release the "update" is just a small patch that fixes the executable file

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So MS has the best racer and flight simulator. I for one cannot wait to play this. Biggest graphical leap In the last 15 years. It'll score a 10.

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This is the day IPDaily is crying in a corner that highest rated MS game skipped Xbox to be a PC exclusive.