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Microsoft have announced a new Flight Simulator at E3.


Illustration for article titled New Microsoft Flight Simulator Looks Uncannily Like Real Life

xqxpunpepfx9lurhbknb.jpgE3 2019It's time for the biggest gaming show of the year. We've got articles, videos, podcasts and maybe even a GIF or two.

Announced today and releasing in 2020, the upcoming Microsoft Flight Simulator looks greater than fiction. Apparently, its hyper-realistic graphics are a product of AI technology and satellite data.


“From light planes to wide-body jets, fly highly detailed and stunning aircraft in an incredibly realistic world,” the trailer’s description reads. “Create your flight plan and fly anywhere on the planet. Enjoy flying day or night and face realistic, challenging weather conditions.”


Some of the shots we saw in today’s E3 announcement trailer are more Planet Earth than your typical flight simulator fare. There are even giraffes.

On overhead shots of Egypt and New York, each little cloud puff and ocean wave stood out, displaying the sort of graphics that might actually impress the kind of people who don’t typically care about that kind of thing.







Announced today and releasing in 2020, the upcoming Microsoft Flight Simulator looks greater than fiction. Apparently, its hyper-realistic graphics are a product of AI technology and satellite data.


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1 hour ago, flightsim productions said:

I'm not sure if this is good news or not?  My wallet can only take so much...

It might be time to save up and spend less on current add ons.

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People, we have virtually no infos on what's gonna be "in the box" of this sim. Like the TBM in the trailer/ screenshots has G1000 instead of G3000 in the real plane. Photogrammetry is a great technic but has a lot of flaws when it come to animations. Will it be about streamed textures/ mesh or will it cost terabytes of SSDs, what kind of flight model are they aiming for, what about how the weather is injected from IRL into the sim, can we have all stuff like turbulences, windsheers, vortices etc, and a decent offroad ground handling/ bush sensations, will planes break/ have persistance, etc ! And even more important for us : what about modding, DLCs/ addons and so on ? Will it be a locked platform or not ?

About the fact that the link says "xBox and PC", I'm not sure this very sim will be announced on the actual console generation ie it doesn't appear on the Gamepasses anywhere yet, I'd bet more on the next one eventually. But it also just could be a PC only title sorted in the xBox companion app...


As there are 3 topics and I posted mine before this one appeared on TSL, here's a quote :

19 hours ago, Dreadmetis said:

The new website is just up and running. Not much in there passed some pictures :









Graphics look amazing, crispy, lights are off the charts, clouds look great... PBR of course, partnered with satellites companies...Oh, a new Ms flight sim with cockpits in the planes ;) And LIVING WILDLIFE GUYS ! I'm wondering what's the catch now  😛


You also can sign in as an Insider for the incoming product :





Please head on to the Insider page if you are interrested in the project :)

Edited by Dreadmetis

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