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Why Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 May Be the Biggest Game of the Year


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#1 MERACE

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Posted 12 February 2020 - 04:44 PM

This is the “simulation” I’m looking forward to the most.

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Posted 12 February 2020 - 09:06 PM

Day one here!


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Posted 12 February 2020 - 09:09 PM

Day one here!

 

Me too!

 

All in!



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Posted 13 February 2020 - 01:00 AM

Agreed! I've been following the updates they've been posting on their website. It looks amazing! Now if only Microsoft would take back its Links franchise and make an equally impressive golf game. If they put as much effort into that as they have into the flight sim, it could put every other golf game past and present to shame. (And I hope they would open it up to SkyTrak and other simulator hardware, too :))

Interesting side note, I think Mike Jones may very well be following Microsoft's Flight Simulator news, as well. I remember reading a forum post I think on AVSIM years ago where he was praising a scenery designer for their work. This was around the time Mike was making courses for Links 2003 and selling them through his website. Oddly enough, the scenery designer - Vauchez was his name if I remember correctly - totally disappeared off them map. He made scenery for Portland, OR and Providence, RI among others. Mike hasn't exactly followed suit and totally disappeared, but the sense of customer abandonment is pretty similar. Really disappointing in both cases.

Sorry to digress. Interesting how two worlds collide sometimes! Glad Microsoft is bringing back its beloved flight franchise. Thanks for this post!



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Posted 13 February 2020 - 08:21 AM

That game is definitely revolutionary!

Unbelievable :blink: :wub:.

 

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https://www.youtube....h?v=Fj8h6yibHHc


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Posted 13 February 2020 - 02:55 PM

Will you need a flight stick? What if you don't know how to fly, can you still go places and look around? Of course, yes I would like to learn how to fly but until then would I have any use for it?



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Posted 13 February 2020 - 03:13 PM

Will you need a flight stick? What if you don't know how to fly, can you still go places and look around? Of course, yes I would like to learn how to fly but until then would I have any use for it?

 

All previous versions of MS Flight Simulator have had fairly extensive tutorial training schools built in to the package, so learning to fly is easy.


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Posted 13 February 2020 - 09:05 PM

what equipment will I need?



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Posted 13 February 2020 - 09:29 PM

I could be wrong, but I believe that you can just use a keyboard & mouse. However, to have the best experience, a joystick (maybe game pad?) is preferable.


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Posted 13 February 2020 - 09:53 PM

As I remember taking off was easy-landing not so much (insert image of cracked windshield).    :)


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Posted 13 February 2020 - 10:11 PM

I could be wrong, but I believe that you can just use a keyboard & mouse. However, to have the best experience, a joystick (maybe game pad?) is preferable.


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This was true of previous versions of Flight Simulator. The joystick or yoke is definitely preferable! I tried flying with a mouse and keyboard once, and it was pretty difficult to control the plane. Can't wait to try out the new version later this year! Then hopefully MS will get cracking on the Links reboot :)  We can hope and dream!



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Posted 13 February 2020 - 10:22 PM

I have a barley used flight stick sitting in my closet. I bought one to try some virtual flights but I just can’t get into it. Would there be interest here to sell it to someone here?

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Posted 14 February 2020 - 11:00 AM

what equipment will I need?

Bare minimum, in my opinion, would be a decent joystick. Should be able to find one for under 50 bucks.


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Posted 14 February 2020 - 12:46 PM

In this version I heard you can set any starting point and just fly around to watch a city or any interesting part of the world. But that would not be fun in the long run, you might as well look at a youtube video. Like racing games, with better equipment it will be easier and more fun.


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Posted 17 February 2020 - 04:47 PM

I could be wrong, but I believe that you can just use a keyboard & mouse. However, to have the best experience, a joystick (maybe game pad?) is preferable.


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 I don't own it, but I've heard this is a pretty good setup. Yeah, I know it's a little pricey, but go ahead, you deserve it!  :D

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Posted 17 February 2020 - 04:58 PM

I would keep waiting on hardware...

 

I'm curious to see if Asobo/MS might bring out some new peripherals to coincide with this very monumental release.

 

Force Feedback options again, direct from MS, would be amazing



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Posted 17 February 2020 - 05:36 PM

  Good point! No telling what's around the corner.


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Posted 22 February 2020 - 05:55 AM

Living environments (airports). 

This reminds me a little of the open world in RDR2.  B)

 

https://youtu.be/10P21oFOxAU

 

 

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Posted 22 February 2020 - 10:28 AM

Amazing


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Posted 22 February 2020 - 12:23 PM

Yep, quite amazing...surely more people want a golf game rather than flying??? Only hoping, figure not. Can you imagine if they put the resources into golf like for this?


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