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Microsoft Flight Simulator (releasing 2020)

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by Nano, Jun 9, 2019.

  1. Nano Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Didn't think I would see this series ever getting revived.



    https://www.polygon.com/e3/2019/6/9/18658909/microsoft-flight-simulator-e3-2019-trailer

     
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    It will be shit
     
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  3. Nyast Savant

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    It looks gorgeous, but be careful of marketing tactics & deception.

    Example: at 1:08 there's a city view with traffic. If you look very carefully ( you have to rewind and replay that single second many times to notice ) you'll see the traffic is completely fake. Some cars are crossing highways, some cars are driving on building *walls* ( yeah, at 90° lol ), a truck is heading straight at full speed into a tree, some cars are passing *through* buildings, etc.. In general, you won't notice any car doing a turn and all cars are running on a straight line. It's pure fakery for E3 and there's no way to know how it'll eventually look in game.
     
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  4. newtmonkey Arcane

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    Plus it's for XBOX, so it'll be a console port. I know you can get flight sticks for consoles, etc., but it's a warning sign.

    "Powered by AZURE AI" lol that explains the cars driving on walls Nyast
     
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    That fake traffic is an indication but not the only one.

    GTAV also has very good looking city overflights but if you have a trained eye you can see that the lights of the cars are just billboards moving without any connections to real cars, and then they just magically pop in at 100 meters away. Whereas real flight sims tend to actually simulate objects which takes years to program and brings a console to its knees, the popamole flight sims just randomly put a few objects in a bubble around the player that's surprisingly small and completely meaningless, and the rest is billboards.

    The graphics are nice but fake. Microsoft stopped making flight sims years ago and are now just remarketing their brand that was good 15 years ago. 18 year old Combat Flight Simulator 2 still has more features than this, thats why people are still making new games with it http://www.overflandersfields.com/products.html
     
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  7. McPlusle Learned

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    Even a new FS might not be enough to get me to "upgrade" to Windows 10. I haven't played any flight sims to come out after FSX (X-Plane, Prepar3D, etc.), but if the vanilla experience is an improvement (I'd rather not drop a ton on addons to make it playable) then I'll consider it.
     
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    But this was never how it was supposed to work. You must spend at least a couple 100$ to have decent planes and terrain.
    Flight Simulator X 24.99$
    Combined DLCs 4,797.44$
     
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    Did Paradox make this game?
     
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  10. McPlusle Learned

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    Nah, paid addons are kind of ingrained in the sim scene, even going back to unofficial addons being released as boxed retail products
     
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    Yeah, it's needless to compare sims to regular videogames in this regard. This is an expensive genre to get into, not just DLCs, but the hardware as well.
     
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  12. anvi Liturgist Village Idiot

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    Being on Xbox killed all my interest. Also their last flight sim game was terrible, it was like a dumb version of what they did before. And even what they did before wasn't very good, they always have terrible frame rates. I remember at one point I had a top of the line CPU and GPU, literally no higher model than what I owned. A new MS Flight Sim came out and I was getting about 14 fps. And even several years later when I looked it up, it still wasn't much better. If you can't feel immersed in a sim then it is pretty pointless to me, and I can't feel immersed when turning over a city goes 1 fps.

    That said, I would like them to keep it going if they can. There was a MS Flight Sim game that was amazing in the 90s or 80s, because it had an addon that let you make your own planes. You choose the torque, engine size, body size, wing size, weight, etc. So you could do fun goofy stuff like make planes so powerful they can take off almost instantly, or a plane so controlled you can land it on top of a skyskraper. There was also some civilian traffic which didn't really fly, it would follow waypoints to look like it was doing something, but there was a jumbo jet that used to travel at about mach 2 over Chicago and I used to make various jet planes to try to catch it. Fun times. Modern sims are too simmy and boring.
     
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  13. Frozen82 Arcane

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    Fly a plane the way it was meant to be- with a controller.
     
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  14. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Codex 2014
    "Emphasis on the word SIMULATOR": https://fsi.microsoftstudios.com/

     
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    Leonardo would never have said that had he known about consoles.
     
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  16. anvi Liturgist Village Idiot

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    He's not even that great of an actor.
     
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    Codex 2014
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  18. Nano Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    3800x2050 pixel picture of blurry flight controls. Awesome.
     
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  19. Makabb Arcane Shitposter Bethestard

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    Why the are making CIVILIAN simulator? civilians simulators are so boring, the most fun period for a flight sim is ww2
     
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    Does Lockheed plans to build a new Prepar3d engine on this?
     
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    Depth of field coming to your flight sims.

    I just took this screenshot in X-Plane btw

    [​IMG]
     
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  23. anvi Liturgist Village Idiot

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    That gif looks like someone dealing with an overheating xbox.
     
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    This is nonsense Makabb. You sound almost like you never attempted to learn a real airplane in a civilian sim. In fact I find this a much more interesting and long term investments than flying in circles trying to deflection shoot bombers.
     
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