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    Microsoft Flight Simulator min/rec/ideal PC specs shared

    With this news we seem to be edging closer to the scheduled release later this year.
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    Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator min/rec/ideal PC specs shared

    My computer is great, but my internet doesn't even meet minumum specs.

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    Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator min/rec/ideal PC specs shared

    Considering the disparity between mid and end I'd say those are for 4K/max quality settings so I'd say they're pretty reasonable.

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    Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator min/rec/ideal PC specs shared

    The ideal specs line up with the Xbox Series X gpu, ssd and cpu wise - ram is very different though

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    Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator min/rec/ideal PC specs shared

    Damn.. I hope those bandwidth numbers are 'download' because my upload only manages the recommended lol.

    I've got this vague recollection of seeing something about this version having real time flight traffic (be pretty empty right now I'd think) of ALL players and real life planes as well so there is potentially a lot of data being sent to the player if I'm remembering correctly so I can kind of understand the high end specs being listed.

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    Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator min/rec/ideal PC specs shared

    Damn, that bandwidth is a killer. All the scenery streaming it looks like.

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    Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator min/rec/ideal PC specs shared

    Look like a game I would like to buy

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    Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator min/rec/ideal PC specs shared

    I meet the ideal specs (well, a Ryzen 1700 vs 2700. Close enough) in everything bar graphics card. I may look at upgrading my Radeon 580 to a Radeon 5700XT or GeForce 2070. But it's a lot of dough to splosh out on one game.

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    Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator min/rec/ideal PC specs shared

    Really looking forward to this, alongside cyberpunk its up there in my most anticipated list...my PC meets the requirements, got my HOTAS & streamdeck all ready to go....i'm just a bit sad that we're not likely to get VR support at launch. My wallet isn't though as it might be the game that pushes me to upgrade my Rift to an S or Index!

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    Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator min/rec/ideal PC specs shared

    That is quite a lot of horsepower being recommended and Microsoft doesn't provide any reason why.
    The game looks gorgeous and scale is next level. The specs aren't outrageous aside from the bandwith bit.
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    for all intents it seems to be the same card minus some gays name on it and a shielded cover ? with OEM added to it - GoNz0.

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    Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator min/rec/ideal PC specs shared

    Its going to be streamed scenery, no way would they get all that detail otherwise, thought it might have been.
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    Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator min/rec/ideal PC specs shared

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonj1611 View Post
    Its going to be streamed scenery, no way would they get all that detail otherwise, thought it might have been.
    In which case I presume it would cache it locally?


    Don't see a mention of VR, seems a shame.

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    Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator min/rec/ideal PC specs shared

    I found this info, explains a bit :

    "Also, those bandwidth specifications are listed because the game offers to stream map data through Bing Maps while playing for a much more accurate and immersive experience. It is said that over two petabytes of data will be accessible from the cloud for this purpose."

    Also this on the VR front :

    "Will Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 Have VR Support?

    Yes, head of Microsoft Flight Simulator Jörg Neumann has said that VR is a "high priority" for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020, following fan feedback.

    It may not be available at launch, but there is a strong ambition to have it feature in this game."
    Jon

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    Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator min/rec/ideal PC specs shared

    does the new simulator support Ray tracing?

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    Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator min/rec/ideal PC specs shared

    I guess I can virtually fly the missus on holiday if the government won't let us... Sign me up!

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