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I remember playing this way back in the early 2000s, but this just looks like real life.
Apparently they're going to use the Azure platform for all this incredible detail, and a bit of Bing.
 

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I tried playing this. But its def a SIM I totally didn't understand it, but I was always fascinated. This looks beautiful. Which is awesome, because it always looked fugly.
 
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This is jaw dropping in 4k.
 

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Now... if only they would make another combat flight sim. I know we got war thunder but Microsoft are like the OG of flight sims.
 
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Oh lord please have a VR mode
 
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I tried playing this. But its def a SIM I totally didn't understand it, but I was always fascinated. This looks beautiful. Which is awesome, because it always looked fugly.
How did you manage to play this, or are you referring to an older version?
 

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IS THIS REAL LIFE??!!
 

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Now... if only they would make another combat flight sim. I know we got war thunder but Microsoft are like the OG of flight sims.
Here you go:

The development cycle for modules is very long though and a lot of them are still work in progress. They're finishing up the F-14 and F-18 and the F-16 just released but will be at least a year until it is fully out of early access.

If you're looking for an intermediate realism level look at the Flaming Cliffs module as that comes with a lot of planes that are more simplified for a cheaper price.
 
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I don't understand this game at all.
How can anyone be willing to stare at cockpit view for 12 real hours doing nothing? How is that fun in any way?
 
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How can anyone be willing to stare at cockpit view for 12 real hours doing nothing? How is that fun in any way?
Some people like sims, and out of all of them the MS Flight sim has been one of the more interesting ones.
Remember, there are people out there that play railcar simulators, fishing/hunting sims etc., which is more boring than flying on an airplane in the most technically-accurate way.
 
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IS THIS REAL LIFE??!!
Is this just fantasy....?

Holy
Crap

I might play me a flight sim soon. And thats a first

And.. yes. This would be that typical VR killer app. Simulation game gateway drug, media exposure potential, eye candy and well suited for the hardware. Even if youd never understand this, you could still want it...

Amazing

I don't understand this game at all.
How can anyone be willing to stare at cockpit view for 12 real hours doing nothing? How is that fun in any way?
Thats what mods are for...


So I just looked at this thing on a proper monitor... words can't describe. The level of detail... I've seen a few water ripple artifacts on shore lines... other than that? You'd have to get a magnifying glass to spot inaccuracies. A.Ma.Zing. Its also so much more than just the world simulation... but the interaction with it and detail that's added. Wow. Also just from a tech/IT/progress standpoint. This is a massive feat.
 
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