How Microsoft Flight Simulator is Changing the Gaming Industry

It is always fascinating to witness the journey game development has come across over a period of time. It seems like a “game from the future” has come to reality with accurate details as in the real world whether in terms of climatic variations, light conditions, and geography that you see just out of your window has been crafted precisely to give you that accurate experience of a physical world that we see daily.


Microsoft Flight Simulator game.

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It can be termed as an astonishing feat for Asobo Studio to build this game to very precise detail. This remarkable detailing will definitely create a revolution in terms of surrounding design for the open-world games to come.


Games like this create a seismic movement in the gaming industry, raising hopes for the fellow gamers guild that there is a lot to explore and create in terms of design and detailing. It almost becomes inevitable to try out such games and appreciate the hard work that is being put, day in and day out. The idea that you could fly a full-fledged plane in the huge open world that totally recreates our globe and literally find your own house in an otherwise vast and limitless sky is indeed thought of the future, isn’t it?

It not only is a treat for the simulation community but for airplane enthusiasts who otherwise would never have got such precise experience to control and fly an airbus and land it in some of the challenging zones like JFK, Lukla, and Queenstown. Well, to give a peek of the game structure you need to complete a flight school but don’t worry, no one is going to ask you to fly a 100 hour. But to simply tick some landing goals and bush flight challenges which bring a whole set of fun themselves.


The approach adopted in this game to teach you how to fly is not that of a mentor but rather a classroom. There is everything for you to learn with a set of organized and curated content for setting up a flight plan with ATC, learning the ILS approach to land, and even powering up an airliner engine from scratch. But again, there is no teacher to teach you that, you need to play around to learn which is quite fun, to be honest. There is a great deal of satisfaction when you yourself piece together a puzzle and get it to work, isn’t it?


The simulator is quite resource-intensive. Just for the fact that it takes three minutes from hitting ‘play’ to reaching the main menu on an i7 9700k, 16 GB RAM, and RTX 2080 TI even if the “game is installed on an SSD” and this system config will juice out 25 fps out of big cities and major airports at ultra-settings (Source: PC Gamer).


But whatever may be the technical barriers to this simulation masterpiece the sheer idea that this level of research is being done for providing such a breath-taking experience for gamers out there is just satisfying to the core and it also carves out a direction for the games coming up in future. It is really necessary to note that games like these not only give an experience of their life for gamers but also give a detailed learning curve for flying career professionals and novices. If you got the minimum configuration to start out this game then it is out of the question to not try it out! We have posted the minimum specifications below, feel free to refer to that and dive into this magical open-world journey, whether you are a gamer, a flying enthusiast, a fan of virtual tourism it doesn’t matter


Minimum configuration to start out Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020

  • CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 or AMD Ryzen 3 1200

  • RAM: 8 GB

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit

  • VIDEO CARD: Radeon RX 570 or GeForce GTX 770

  • PIXEL SHADER: 5.0

  • VERTEX SHADER: 5.0

  • FREE DISK SPACE: 150 GB

  • DEDICATED VIDEO RAM: 2048 MB


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