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Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020

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Looks like a boring "game." Open world games usually are taxing on modern hardware at 4K, are they not? I noticed in the video that @quikah posted the guy had a 3900X. The 3900X isn't the best gaming processor, isn't it? And while 4K usually places a lot more burden on a GPU, I'd like to see the same "benchmark" done with a 10900K.
 

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Looks like a boring "game." Open world games usually are taxing on modern hardware at 4K, are they not? I noticed in the video that @quikah posted the guy had a 3900X. The 3900X isn't the best gaming processor, isn't it? And while 4K usually places a lot more burden on a GPU, I'd like to see the same "benchmark" done with a 10900K.
It's a realistic civilian flight simulator. It's not going to be a thrilling roller coaster ride. Even the old Flight Unlimited games (which were focused on gliders and aerobatics) required that you enjoy the mere act of flying. It's okay not to like it, but boring? Not if you're the target market!
 

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The 3900X isn't the best gaming processor, isn't it? And while 4K usually places a lot more burden on a GPU, I'd like to see the same "benchmark" done with a 10900K.
Based on other benchmarks of currently available games, I doubt there will be a noticeable difference between those CPUs, other things being equal. Guess we will know soon enough. :)

-KeithP
 

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Looks like a boring "game." Open world games usually are taxing on modern hardware at 4K, are they not? I noticed in the video that @quikah posted the guy had a 3900X. The 3900X isn't the best gaming processor, isn't it? And while 4K usually places a lot more burden on a GPU, I'd like to see the same "benchmark" done with a 10900K.
Its a flight simulator.
 
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brianmanahan

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It's a realistic civilian flight simulator. It's not going to be a thrilling roller coaster ride. Even the old Flight Unlimited games (which were focused on gliders and aerobatics) required that you enjoy the mere act of flying. It's okay not to like it, but boring? Not if you're the target market!
i'm so psyched about this game

been playing flight games since red baron in the early 90s

eventually i started preferring planes without guns, it's just nice and relaxing

i'm not a hyper-realistic simmer though
 
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KentState

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i'm so psyched about this game

been playing flight games since red baron in the early 90s

eventually i started preferring planes without guns, it's just nice and relaxing

i'm not a hyper-realistic simmer though
I'm excited too. I played one of the early ones back in the 286 days and remember designing my own craft and then it crashing horribly. Spent many hours with just that one aspect of the game.

Plus since I have Game Pass, why not?
 

sze5003

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I'm excited too. I played one of the early ones back in the 286 days and remember designing my own craft and then it crashing horribly. Spent many hours with just that one aspect of the game.

Plus since I have Game Pass, why not?
I was considering I can get it on steam. But I also have game pass for a few more months. I do want all the airports just in case.
 

KentState

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I was considering I can get it on steam. But I also have game pass for a few more months. I do want all the airports just in case.
I'm sure it will be on sale at some point so play for "free" and then pick it up down the road if you don't keep Game Pass.
 

brianmanahan

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I was considering I can get it on steam. But I also have game pass for a few more months. I do want all the airports just in case.
yeah i got the version with all the airports/planes, even though i know i would've probably been able to get them all for a lot cheaper had i just waited for a sale in the future
 

sze5003

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I'm sure it will be on sale at some point so play for "free" and then pick it up down the road if you don't keep Game Pass.
yeah i got the version with all the airports/planes, even though i know i would've probably been able to get them all for a lot cheaper had i just waited for a sale in the future
As long as there is no difference between when the MS version and steam Verizon receives updates, I'll keep the MS version with game pass.

A digital foundry review said the game automatically recognizes your inputs. I have a warthog A10C replica throttle which I think it will find but I also have a military flight rig setup so it may not find my custom stick.

I really want to replace my Reverb headset with a reverb G2 so I can use VR when it releases. Since other headsets won't be supported until later.
 

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