Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 !

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 !

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chow pan toon

12,048 posts

204 months

Tuesday 11th June 2019
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https://fsi.microsoftstudios.com/insider-program-s...

There is an Insider program if anyone wants to get an early look at it and help with development. Can't wait for this, the video looks great.

sanguinary

999 posts

178 months

Wednesday 12th June 2019
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geeks said:
FourWheelDrift said:
Do you remember Birds of Prey.


Had dozens of aircraft to fly, from Vulcans to B52, from F-117 to SR-71, from MiGs to Tornados. loads.

But then only 12 missions and all the aircraft cockpits looked like this.


And all the aircraft flew the same, just a bit of speed and altitude differences for some.
Many hours on that, what a game!
Yep, loads of hours from me too. The intro was cracking!

I used to love F/A 18 on the Amiga too.

I have X Plane on the PC as a replacement to FS X. It's very good, but a little too true to its realism really. I'll certainly be looking at MS Flight Sim once it's available.

Supercilious Sid

2,023 posts

128 months

Wednesday 12th June 2019
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MattyB_ said:
Things have come a long, long way since Flight Sim 1 in the 80's....

The one in Excel was even more basic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gYb5GUs0dM


Supercilious Sid

2,023 posts

128 months

Wednesday 12th June 2019
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I once had a go on a professional sim used for training pilots in Horsham or Crawley (I forget which). That one had banks of PCs powering it to ensure everything was kept smooth. This one appears better according to the video

croyde

18,239 posts

197 months

Wednesday 12th June 2019
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Supercilious Sid said:
I once had a go on a professional sim used for training pilots in Horsham or Crawley (I forget which). That one had banks of PCs powering it to ensure everything was kept smooth. This one appears better according to the video
Was that the one housed in an old RyanAir 737 airframe somewhere in the countryside of W.Sussex. It was static but I had an ex BA instructor who made things more and more difficult by adding wind, rain, night time etc but I kept landing it.

He did get more and more excited as I kept getting the aircraft down with little drama and suggested that I should take it up as a career hehe

I did start the application for the BA flight school and was has chuffed that they accepted people up to 55. I was 50 at the time. But I came a cropper a page or so in as I don't have a degree frown



Narcisus

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6,295 posts

247 months

Wednesday 12th June 2019
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This guy gets the info across well :

https://youtu.be/AXkOfFPNB2k

FourWheelDrift

82,463 posts

251 months

Friday 14th June 2019
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Evolution of Microsoft Flight Simulator - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Pd-4PouHM4

Narcisus

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6,295 posts

247 months

Friday 21st June 2019
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FourWheelDrift

82,463 posts

251 months

Tuesday 1st October 2019
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red_slr

12,917 posts

156 months

Wednesday 2nd October 2019
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Looks pretty dang good. I expect it will require a serious CPU as its based on FSX engine.

I fly P3D V4 pretty regularly but been flying a bit of DCS recently, only just getting into it. A lot more going on flying an A10 vs a 737!

My first sim was probably Airbus A320 on the Amiga, spent hours and hour on that. A lot of the ones mentioned above too.

Then FS4, FS98 and 2004. After that FSX and now P3D.

I have too much invested in P3D now to really consider a proper move back to FS but I would probably still buy it just for the GFX.

I wonder if the likes of PMDG are going to support it.

AmosMoses

3,892 posts

132 months

Wednesday 2nd October 2019
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Oh this looks good! I may need some PC upgrades to run it to that quality though.

FourWheelDrift

82,463 posts

251 months

Wednesday 2nd October 2019
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With what sounds like all the world maps streamed via MS Azure I bet you buy the game plus one map area (Europe, Asia, South East Asia, Africa, North America, South America etc...) then you can subscribe for other areas, maybe? I think the monthly/yearly subscription service is the way they will go to keep the initial price down so they sell more copies but still make revenue because sooner or later you are going to want to fly long distance across 2 maps and then you're hooked. Or it's subs for all areas and the base game has a very small initial map within one area (worst case scenario) rather like the free Pacific Northwest map for FSX from ORBX. With the maps streamed and updated the only other revenue earner would be aircraft and that's where 3rd party developers usually come in.

take-good-care-of-the-forest-dewey

1,594 posts

22 months

Wednesday 2nd October 2019
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Spitfire 40 and Durrell's Lynx were my introductions to Simulations...on the mighty Spectrum 48k.

EK993

1,854 posts

218 months

Thursday 3rd October 2019
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FourWheelDrift said:
With what sounds like all the world maps streamed via MS Azure I bet you buy the game plus one map area (Europe, Asia, South East Asia, Africa, North America, South America etc...) then you can subscribe for other areas, maybe? I think the monthly/yearly subscription service is the way they will go to keep the initial price down so they sell more copies but still make revenue because sooner or later you are going to want to fly long distance across 2 maps and then you're hooked. Or it's subs for all areas and the base game has a very small initial map within one area (worst case scenario) rather like the free Pacific Northwest map for FSX from ORBX. With the maps streamed and updated the only other revenue earner would be aircraft and that's where 3rd party developers usually come in.
Think you’ve nailed it - will be subscription based. It’s where all the technology companies are headed to lock customers in and guarantee predictable revenue stream and a strategy that Microsoft has excelled at pivoting their company towards - a move away from perpetual licensing models.

matt173407

499 posts

196 months

Thursday 3rd October 2019
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This will be interesting to see the specs required to run. Currently using P3dv4 and have just started using oculus VR. Have to say it totally changes the experience it feels as if you are in a real cockpit , there are some niggles and the graphics are not as hi res but you can forgive all the issues smile

Hoofy

71,803 posts

249 months

Thursday 3rd October 2019
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2020 looks like you won't ever have to leave the house to go on holiday. silly

Ikemi

8,238 posts

172 months

Saturday 12th October 2019
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I’m excited for this! I do hope that all areas of the world are accessible and that the price of the game either reflects this, or there is a monthly subscription to use their service. For me, I’ll just be picking out various cities/landmarks and fly around; I doubt I’ll carry out any actual ‘serious’ flights as such.

My favourite flight sim of all time was EF2000 ...



Edited by Ikemi on Saturday 12th October 09:31

Narcisus

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6,295 posts

247 months

Saturday 12th October 2019
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Ikemi said:
I’m excited for this! I do hope that all areas of the world are accessible and that the price of the game either reflects this, or there is a monthly subscription to use their service. For me, I’ll just be picking out various cities/landmarks and fly around; I doubt I’ll carry out any actual ‘serious’ flights as such.

My favourite flight sim of all time was EF2000 ...



Edited by Ikemi on Saturday 12th October 09:31
Yes it was a revelation when the 3DFx patch was released

HRL

2,531 posts

186 months

Monday 14th October 2019
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It's looking pretty damned impressive.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fj8h6yibHHc

El stovey

39,329 posts

230 months

Monday 14th October 2019
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HRL said:
It's looking pretty damned impressive.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fj8h6yibHHc
Nice clips of London at the end.