Flight Simulator is expected to set the bar high in terms of ultra-realism, and Microsoft sure has had some practice at producing these simulators.
Flight Sim X and the Flight Simulator Series were met with high praise so expectations are up there for the next instalment.
The game is set to release on PC and Xbox, but there is some expectation for the game to release with VR capabilities.
However, there is little information regarding VR integration.
Continue below to find out if it will make it to Next-Gen and other platforms!
Xbox and Next-Gen
Flight Sim is set to release on the Xbox due to its main development coming from Microsoft. This is great for its player base/community as it effectively doubles the number of players who can have access to the game.
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There is some concern regarding the performance of the simulator on the Xbox One. This is due to the level of detail Flight Sim goes too to create a realistic world.
Therefore, there is an expectation that the game will
release on the Xbox Series X at the release of the console. This is a great way
to show off the power of the Series X, as it may be able to compete with the
graphics on PC.
PC – Microsoft Store
PC has always been the ‘Master Race’ in terms of graphics and performance. The case will be the same for Microsoft Flight Simulator.
From the gameplay, we’ve seen, and the engine used, the graphics look incredible! With rendered leaves buildings and traffic, this is the most realistic experience.
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The game will be available on the Microsoft Store, rather
than the usual Steam platform. This is due to its creators Microsoft.
Given this, there is a possibility the same will happen to Microsoft Flight Simulator.
The Virtual Reality market becomes more and more accessible by the day. With systems becoming more advanced and prices dropping, we are seeing a more mainstream audience becoming invested in VR.
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Currently, there is no plan to add VR at the release of Flight Simulator, however, this may be added in the future.
Fans are wondering why this may be as it seems like the game
would be perfect for VR inclusion. It is unfortunate, but we can keep our
fingers crossed for this to come.