If you’re thinking about diving into the latest ultrarealistic version of Microsoft Flight Simulator, then Kotaku pointed out that it is easier now for a simple reason: the initial installation of the game is much smaller. At launch, installing the game can take up to 170GB on a hard drive, however notes on the most recently mentioned patch that optimizations have reduced it to just 83GB.
Maybe that’s good news for anyone with a bandwidth cap they’re trying not to go or who wants to stick the game on an SSD for better performance. It’s not clear what they’re doing to save space, but we need to think about that the removal of Australia’s 212 -storey tower costing several hundred megabytes.
This is also a good sign for the upcoming Xbox Series X / S port, which you assume you want to install on your console without uninstalling every other game you play. Even if you are shocked Seagate’s 1TB expansion pack, the space is at a premium after loading Call of Duty, Hello: Master Chief Collection, Gears 5 and Red Dead Redemption 2, along with a few more Game Pass titles you might want to play sometimes.
Speaking of the Xbox port, the notes aren’t too coincidental also mentioning the newly added documentation related to the console version. The SDK join now some of the best ways to help developers customize their add-ons for Xbox use, including some samples to illustrate model optimization for Xbox use. In a developer Q&A this week, Microsoft Flight Sim chief Jorg Neumann declined to give a release date for the Xbox version, joking that Phil Spencer would kill him, but speculated that a decision on a beta could come in next few weeks. What he can say now, is that with the Xbox version, there is a new PC build released with more optimizations included and writing to the system as well.
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