If you’d asked someone whether a game in which we can fly to our own house is possible or not a few years ago, there’s a high chance that you’d have been considered a laughing stock.
But now, things are different, because Asobo Studios, through their collaboration with Microsoft Studios, has released Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 for the world to see, and for us to see the world!
The game, as one might expect, is nothing more than a simulator. So, don’t expect high-octane action here.
What it does offer, however, is something far, far superior. The entire Earth for us to explore in life-like graphics and accurate geographical mapping!
Performance of the game
The flight simulator is an experience that does not come cheap. A person will require a complete powerhouse of a PC configuration just to run this game at 60fps.
Simply put, it is pretty much impossible to run this game at maxed-out graphics and hit 60fps on 4K. We say this because these settings are the best way to experience everything that this game has to offer.
The worst part is that, according to the recent benchmarks that were conducted on the game, even the most high-end graphics cards such as the 2080ti and Titan X, struggled to run the game at a consistent 30fps on 4K Ultra, and those are the cards that people buy to play 4K at 60fps!
What is the update like?
To fix the issues that currently plague the game, Asobo studios has revealed the patch-details for their upcoming game update beforehand.
One of the major areas of focus for the team was improving the game’s stability, while also fixing the issue of downloading a separate installer for the entire game data.
Other notable fixes are as follows:
- Upon the disconnection of input devices, the game will no longer crash.
- All of the previous stopping and blocking issues will no longer plague the install process.
- Content Manager will be receiving many fixes.
- Simconnect will no longer cause performance drops.
- From now on, the Marketplace will use the right currency.
To summarise, one can expect many improvements in their overall playtime of the Microsoft Flight Simulator.
As for the performance, while the game may still struggle to play even on high-end rigs, the framerate shall remain consistent and playable.
The update is good news for the entire Flight Simulator community, and we certainly cannot wait to see it successfully applied to the game!
|Minimum Specs||Recommended Specs|
|OS||Windows 10 64-bit||Windows 10 64-bit|
|Processor||Intel i5-4460 | AMD Ryzen 3 1200||Intel i5-8400 | AMD Ryzen 5 1500X|
|Memory||8 GB RAM||16 GB RAM|
|Graphics||NVIDIA GTX 770 | AMD Radeon RX 570||NVIDIA GTX 970 | AMD Radeon RX 590|
|DirectX||Version 11||Version 11|
|Storage||150 GB available space||150 GB available space|
About Microsoft Flight Simulator
Microsoft Flight Simulator is a series of simulation-based games that have been released since 1992 on Windows platforms.
The 2020 edition of the game is their most innovative and advanced one to date.
Take control of the skies, fly exotic and amazing aircraft, and immerse yourself in a game like never before!
With photo-realistic graphics, life-like physics, and the most accurate mapping of Earth in a game to date, there’s a lot to love in this simulator!