Microsoft Flight Simulator (PC, Game Pass) - coming to Xbox Series X|S Summer 2021

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by kazanova_Frankenstein » Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:23 pm

Monkey Man wrote:
kazanova_Frankenstein wrote:Please come to Series X..... PLEASE.

They mentioned starting DX12 in relation to the Xbox launch the other day -

twitter.com/tomwarren/status/1332097392615845888



Sounds promising. Cheers for the information!

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PostRe: Microsoft Flight Simulator - Powered by satellite data and Azure AI - Reviews p5
by Knoyleo » Sat Nov 28, 2020 8:33 am

There is no way my PC can handle this in VR, but I really want this in VR.

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by Xeno » Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:51 am

I suspect that will be finished after DX12 due to the poor multithread performance of DX11. I still don't know why they did this in DX11 and not DX12 to start with.

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PostRe: Microsoft Flight Simulator - Powered by satellite data and Azure AI - Reviews p5
by Albear » Sat Nov 28, 2020 11:06 am

Knoyleo wrote:There is no way my PC can handle this in VR, but I really want this in VR.


I struggle to think of any PC that can handle this in VR. Unless they greatly decrease the visuals or find a way to improve performance.

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PostRe: Microsoft Flight Simulator - coming to Xbox Series X|S Summer 2021
by Monkey Man » Fri Dec 11, 2020 1:55 am

Microsoft Flight Simulator has a rich history on PC that spans nearly four decades, all the way back to 1982. For the first time, we wanted to give more aspiring pilots a chance to take flight by bringing this robust simulation to consoles. Today, we’re excited to share that Microsoft Flight Simulator will come to life on the Xbox Series X|S this summer. Simmers on Xbox Series X|S can expect the same level of depth as the PC version, allowing you to experience the most authentic and realistic flight simulator we have ever created.

From light planes to wide-body jets, you’ll test your piloting skills against the challenges of real-time weather including accurate wind speed and direction, temperature, humidity, rain, and lighting – all in a dynamic and living world. With the power of satellite data and cloud-based AI, you’ll travel the entire planet in amazing detail with over 37 thousand airports, 2 million cities, 1.5 billion buildings, real mountains, roads, trees, rivers, animals, traffic, and more.

When launching Microsoft Flight Simulator on PC earlier this year, we said that this was only the beginning of our journey to make the best simulation possible. As we continue adding to the sim with free World Updates, themed DLC bundles, and other improvements, Xbox Series X|S simmers can expect these updates to arrive on console as well. We’re also working with several third-party partners to bring additional peripherals to Xbox Series X|S that will make your console simming experience even more immersive.

Microsoft Flight Simulator will be opening the skies to millions of new pilots on Xbox Series X|S in Summer 2021, and will be available via Xbox Game Pass on launch day. For the latest information on Microsoft Flight Simulator, stay tuned to @MSFSOfficial on Twitter.

https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2020/12/10/ ... mmer-2021/

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PostRe: Microsoft Flight Simulator - coming to Xbox Series X|S Summer 2021
by Photek » Fri Dec 11, 2020 5:32 am

Wow, looks gorgeous on Series X.

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PostRe: Microsoft Flight Simulator (PC, Game Pass) - coming to Xbox Series X|S Summer 2021
by Monkey Man » Sat Dec 19, 2020 12:05 pm



VR Update out 22nd Dec for free.

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PostRe: Microsoft Flight Simulator (PC, Game Pass) - coming to Xbox Series X|S Summer 2021
by Peter Crisp » Sat Dec 19, 2020 12:08 pm

It's certainly going to be interesting to see how close the Series X version can get to the maxed-out PC experience with quite a bit of time to get to grips with the hardware and optimise the game.

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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PostRe: Microsoft Flight Simulator (PC, Game Pass) - coming to Xbox Series X|S Summer 2021
by kazanova_Frankenstein » Mon Dec 21, 2020 4:20 pm

Peter Crisp wrote:It's certainly going to be interesting to see how close the Series X version can get to the maxed-out PC experience with quite a bit of time to get to grips with the hardware and optimise the game.


If it anywhere near this then I think this would be the first Series based killer app, and would probably be the most prominent one over the consoles life cycle. It would be a huge selling point for the console, not least because it is “free” with Game Pass.

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PostRe: Microsoft Flight Simulator (PC, Game Pass) - coming to Xbox Series X|S Summer 2021
by Xeno » Tue Dec 22, 2020 6:42 pm

1 GB for the MS store update then a further 13GB once in game.

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PostRe: Microsoft Flight Simulator (PC, Game Pass) - coming to Xbox Series X|S Summer 2021
by jawa2 » Fri Dec 25, 2020 9:09 am

The VR update is out! Anyone given it a go yet?

Cheeky Devlin wrote:...

I remember that you streamed a few flights and it looked really impressive. Maybe a re-visit in VR could be pretty neat, dude?

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PostRe: Microsoft Flight Simulator (PC, Game Pass) - coming to Xbox Series X|S Summer 2021
by Monkey Man » Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:30 pm



Introducing real-time snow to Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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PostRe: Microsoft Flight Simulator (PC, Game Pass) - coming to Xbox Series X|S Summer 2021
by Memento Mori » Mon Jan 11, 2021 4:18 pm

God why is this game so expensive.

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PostRe: Microsoft Flight Simulator (PC, Game Pass) - coming to Xbox Series X|S Summer 2021
by Xeno » Mon Jan 11, 2021 4:29 pm

Flight sims always are. There is a lot of work that needs to be done on flight models as well as system integration which is time intensive development. One of the competitors P3D version 5 is $200 for the licence, you can get an academic version for less but it has an annoying watermark on it.

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PostRe: Microsoft Flight Simulator (PC, Game Pass) - coming to Xbox Series X|S Summer 2021
by Monkey Man » Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:35 pm

What's in store for Microsoft Flight Simulator in 2021?

Jorg Neumann on console, VR - and why an Xbox One version hasn't been ruled out.

Interview - https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021 ... or-in-2021

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PostRe: Microsoft Flight Simulator (PC, Game Pass) - coming to Xbox Series X|S Summer 2021
by Photek » Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:22 am

Monkey Man wrote:
What's in store for Microsoft Flight Simulator in 2021?

Jorg Neumann on console, VR - and why an Xbox One version hasn't been ruled out.

Interview - https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021 ... or-in-2021

He all but rules it out though so that tagline from eurogamer is bait.

If MS announce streaming on Xbox One consoles, then technically it will be on Xbox One and he alludes to that.

The first firm news of console versions came last December, though only Xbox Series S and X were confirmed to be coming this year. That doesn't rule out an Xbox One version, though. "I guess it's a timing thing," Neumann says when asked about Microsoft's older console. "Obviously memory matters. Certainly on Ultra settings, you need a big PC - well, that's a lot, lot more memory than what you had on an Xbox One. So it's a journey, like most things, you know - let's get the Xbox Series X and S versions done, and then we'll look ahead after that. We never close doors, and there are other options, though it's a little bit too early to talk about it."

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PostRe: Microsoft Flight Simulator (PC, Game Pass) - coming to Xbox Series X|S Summer 2021
by Bertie » Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:58 pm

I’m intrigued by this. Although I am slightly nervous about how easy or accessible it is. I’ve been tempted to download to PC for a little while but it’s massive and I’m just not convinced if it’s a 30 min try, and something much bigger.

How is the tutorial? Is ok to be a complete novice and newcomer and can I jump in and go flying?


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