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#4477444 - 06/10/19 02:52 PM Microsoft announces new Flight Simulator  
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#4477445 - 06/10/19 02:59 PM Re: Microsoft announces new Flight Simulator [Re: Arthonon]  
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What an interesting coincidence indeed. First Microprose and now Microsoft announcing a new flight sim title.


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#4477450 - 06/10/19 03:31 PM Re: Microsoft announces new Flight Simulator [Re: Arthonon]  
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#4477452 - 06/10/19 03:47 PM Re: Microsoft announces new Flight Simulator [Re: Arthonon]  
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They only reference XBox, but I think that might just be Microsoft's gaming group, and I hope it will also be available for the PC.

There are also references to Azure AI, which makes me wonder if it will need a constant online connection.


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#4477453 - 06/10/19 04:27 PM Re: Microsoft announces new Flight Simulator [Re: Arthonon]  
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It is going to be released on BOTH platforms. It will be in the Xbox Live Pass from Day one. (Xbox Live Pass for PC is coming... I guess this will be one of their new games)
No real details were released, just the video.

Best forum comment on saw on this from someone named Chris:

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Microsoft should make “AA Delay simulator.” You have to sit in front of your computer for hours while the departure time keeps incrementing by 10 minutes. If you walk away even for a moment, the plane leaves without you and you lose.


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#4477456 - 06/10/19 04:39 PM Re: Microsoft announces new Flight Simulator [Re: Arthonon]  
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That's hilarious! (It's funny 'cause it's true...)


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#4477468 - 06/10/19 06:29 PM Re: Microsoft announces new Flight Simulator [Re: Arthonon]  
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There should also be a mod for things like the drunken idiot passenger disrupting the flight and the emotional support animal that goes on a rampage. Something like a spitting llama.


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#4477470 - 06/10/19 07:00 PM Re: Microsoft announces new Flight Simulator [Re: Arthonon]  
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I don't know if any of us have a computer powerful enough to run this yet.

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#4477475 - 06/10/19 07:21 PM Re: Microsoft announces new Flight Simulator [Re: Mr_Blastman]  
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Originally Posted by Mr_Blastman
I don't know if any of us have a computer powerful enough to run this yet.


That came to my mind, thinking back on FSX. But this new one is supposed to work on XBox, so I gotta figure they'll optimize around that hardware?


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#4477496 - 06/10/19 09:59 PM Re: Microsoft announces new Flight Simulator [Re: Arthonon]  
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Looks nice. A big (IMO) problem with FSX was that it couldn't fully take advantage of multi-core cpu's. Assuming this can (and why wouldn't it be able to), that should help the performance. I'm going to stay optimistic. I might even consider upgrading this seven-year old machine.


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#4477499 - 06/10/19 10:15 PM Re: Microsoft announces new Flight Simulator [Re: Bill_Grant]  
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Originally Posted by Bill_Grant
It is going to be released on BOTH platforms. It will be in the Xbox Live Pass from Day one. (Xbox Live Pass for PC is coming... I guess this will be one of their new games)
No real details were released, just the video.

Best forum comment on saw on this from someone named Chris:

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Microsoft should make “AA Delay simulator.” You have to sit in front of your computer for hours while the departure time keeps incrementing by 10 minutes. If you walk away even for a moment, the plane leaves without you and you lose.



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It would have internet activation so you had to start playing at 6am, just to have a patch delay that takes 12 hours.


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#4477503 - 06/10/19 10:55 PM Re: Microsoft announces new Flight Simulator [Re: Arthonon]  
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I hope it uses some sort of new engine that is optimized. To this day, even with a newer computer multiple generations passed FSX's release year I still can't run that sim in a way that I consider acceptable. Thus far my best Microsoft flight simulator experience has been with FS2004.

I hadn't heard about the Microprose sim. What's that?

#4477527 - 06/11/19 02:56 AM Re: Microsoft announces new Flight Simulator [Re: Arthonon]  
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YES, YES, YES!

I'd hoped for years they'd just put it to bed for a while so they could build a whole new sim from scratch. FSX, as cool as it was (well, still is I guess) really was a pile of code spaghetti...

I'd lost all hope years ago.

Now I have to start planning my first gaming PC build in years - MSFS was primary reason I used to build them, all other gaming was just a bonus.

I've not been much of a gamer for years because of the absence of new versions of MSFS...

#4477528 - 06/11/19 03:06 AM Re: Microsoft announces new Flight Simulator [Re: Arthonon]  
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Something tells me they've been working on this for a VERY long time.

I can't stop watching this video, I just keep noticing more and more things...

#4477538 - 06/11/19 03:49 AM Re: Microsoft announces new Flight Simulator [Re: Arthonon]  
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Personnally I've noticed that for once, there is french planes in a base version of a sim, at least we see them in the trailer. Robin DR.400 (interior at 48s), Mudry CAP 10 (aerobatic plane) and Socata TBM. CAP 10 and DR.400 are very good choices for AI in Europe.

#4477540 - 06/11/19 04:00 AM Re: Microsoft announces new Flight Simulator [Re: Arthonon]  
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The graphics look real...

#4477546 - 06/11/19 04:40 AM Re: Microsoft announces new Flight Simulator [Re: Arthonon]  
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What I wouldn't give to be able to fly around such detailed terrain Superman style in VR.

#4477548 - 06/11/19 05:02 AM Re: Microsoft announces new Flight Simulator [Re: Crane Hunter]  
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Originally Posted by Crane Hunter
What I wouldn't give to be able to fly around such detailed terrain Superman style in VR.


You can in Google Earth VR.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCrkZOx5Q1M

#4477551 - 06/11/19 05:05 AM Re: Microsoft announces new Flight Simulator [Re: Arthonon]  
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Assuming this new MSFS doesn't turn out like crap we're going to need a new forum here at SimHQ!

#4477586 - 06/11/19 01:26 PM Re: Microsoft announces new Flight Simulator [Re: Arthonon]  
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what they need to improved from FSX IMO:

-slopped runways
-better ATC
-better GROUND handling/feeling
-better use of 2020 hardware
-very moddable, be it free or by 3rd party user
-better weather/atmosphere as a whole


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