We don’t have a release date for Microsoft Flight Simulator yet, we only know that it will be available throughout this year through Xbox Game Pass for PC, but from today those interested can already check if their computer will be able to run it or not. The title developed by Asobo Studios has been celebrating a beta for months through the Insider program, so the team has had time to check out how the game works on different hardware configurations.

Due to the ambition of Microsoft Flight Simulator, you might think that its demands are excessive. Nothing could be further from the truth. The title presents some minimum requirements that are very acceptable and some recommended ones that are not at all crazy, although if we look at the ideals the request for hardware goes up and up clearly. Moreover, in all three cases there is an additional condition, an Internet connection that the title needs to resort to Azure’s servers.

The minimum requirements for Microsoft Flight Simulator are as follows:

  • OS: Windows 10 with the November 2019 update (1909)
  • CPU: Ryzen 3 1200 / Intel i5-4460
  • GPU: Radeon RX 570 / NVIDIA GTX 770 with 2 GB of VRAM
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • HDD: 150 GB of available space
  • Bandwidth: 5 Mbps

Among the main features of Microsoft Flight Simulator is that of offering a realistic flight simulator and the commitment to include all the airports on Earth, with more than 37,000 manually edited installations where human activity can also be appreciated. In addition, one of the game’s greatest assets is a shared world where the option to simulate air traffic and weather in real time will be offered. A level of ambition in which Bing’s data and Azure’s servers have a lot to say.

Microsoft Flight Simulator will also be available for Xbox One, although Asobo Studios has not offered details on this version at this time.


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