Take a look at Microsoft's next 'Flight Simulator.'
Cloud powered through Azure you say.....Game looked wicked and happy it launches on gamepass
It was my personal game of the show
Me too. I was really looking forward to a new flight simulator game and almost had lost hope. Also, how the hell is it gonna be possible to play this game on a single controller? I remember I had to use half of the keys on my keyboard to play flight simulator X.
I can totally see them releasing a new sidewinder for console and PC. Fun times ahead, for sure
I'm curious if they'll dumb it down for today's generation. The older ones were really simulating flying a plane, to the point where if you didn't learn everything, you'd not really get very far. They did have some basic modes in later releases, and the challenges did add a game play element to them instead of them being pure flying a plane from one airport to another. Anyhow, a controller already has what it needs to handle what about half of those buttons you used were used for.
Same, big fan of flight sim back in my pc days, very tempting
Wish they showed more of it at the conference. I grew up with flight simulator, and it's been long absent. I've been saying for a few years now that MS should bring the franchise back.
I'm not alone :-) it was the best game of E3 for me... looks amazing and will get for PC...
Add me to the same list. I could not believe it was coming to console. My guess is, not only will we be getting an Xbox flight controller for it, past PC sticks may be made to also work with it. Id love to see a flight yoke and rudder peddles, maybe the ability to use our phone or tablet for instrumentation. Im also hoping for force feedback sticks to make a long awaited comeback. God I loved how the Microsoft Sidewinder Force Feedback 1 & 2 felt. Microsoft really needs a developer to make Flight Combat games next gen. Im tired of this BS one or two games a generation. Anyone know how Ace Combat 7 sold?
bring it, I will play it, looks amazing.
It looked unreal, especially the lighting. I wonder what kind of specs the PC they used had to run that trailer...
Those clouds... mmmmm
Its a next gen Game.
I don't see it happening, but I hope they add dogfights
Flight simulator isn’t about dogfighting. You need dcs world for that one
what? Are you dumb?
the short answer is yes
Game looks great.
Game is pretty liberal use of the term for Flight Simulator. I love the series, but it's kind of dry for what I see most people saying they like. It's not exactly action packed, and most of the game is just flying a plane from one place to another, like you would a regular plane. Some versions had challenges, which added game play elements, but I'd say it's still kind of dry. Before anyone picks this up on the reputation of the series, they should really look at what they're getting into. It's a rewarding experience if you are into a pure simulator....more so than you'd see in a driving game which is more forgiving of mistakes....but will probably be a one time play for anyone looking for purpose from the game.
This is gonna punish my pc so bad. My pc's been a bad boy.
I hope they will add a Arcade mode for controller play. A kind of simple version like in GTA when flying the planes. This is gonna look awesome on the X1 with a 4K HDR screen...I can't wait! Game pass for a month then a purchase when it's on sale. I really hope it has an online element so I can play with my father. This is where Microsoft & Xbox can really shine.
I'm really intrigued to see how this game looks on my old launch Xbox One.
pretty rough i bet. i have my launch X1 in my bedroom, and man, the difference is staggering between the OneX and OGone.
Microsoft Flight Sim games have generally been quite poor out of the box, it is the support of the 3rd party Flight Sim add on companies that make it what it is. The Flight Sim X trailers looked flashy and great but the game was poor, I preferred my modded Flight Sim 2004 for many years after FSX' release. I am hopeful that this iteration is good, but I strongly suspect it will be a GaaS product where I pay for each area of the world and each plane etc.
I think there are a lot of people that aren't familiar with what the product actually is. Or at least was, if MS is changing it to be more accommodating of casuals....which is going to turn off FS fans if it doesn't improve on the simulation front. They're still a pretty active community, and many are excited, but some are skeptical, and some have expressed the same concerns you have. I'm taking a wait and see approach, because I've played this series since the first one, when it used vector graphics. While some of the mods you talk about did make it more into a game, and MS eventually added in game challenges, I still wouldn't call this a game with what I know of the series. Those that do, I think are just ready to be excited that MS has something big and new to brag about Xbox with. If the title doesn't meet the expectations of the community, I have no doubt that they'll complain, and the Xbox fan boys will say they're just Sony fan boys.
That's your killer app for XGP PC right there! That trailer was amazing!
It looks so good. I still remember playing some of the first games back in the day. It's gone from lines and jagged edges to photo realistic. Wild! And best thing about it. It's "free" and ready to download like so many other games via GamePass on launch.
Good ol' vector graphics. It does look good, and I'm hoping it improves on what made it so good for so long.
Hehe, yeah the jump in graphics from those days to now is just insane. I can only imagine how the flight simulator community is excited to get their hands on it.
They seem pretty excited from what I've read in some of their community pages. Reignited the flames I guess. It's been long absent.
I’m so happy to see this franchise come back and it looks amazing!
It looks pretty, but "wild" does not come to mind with this series. lol
I just hope it isn’t an arcade sim. Will be finishing up commercial license about the time it releases and that would be an amazing tool.
The series is actually known for being very realistic, at least in terms of having to pay attention to flight systems and instruments, so you may find it useful.
See Microsoft Flight. I currently use X-Plane because of fsx dated graphics. I’m worried because they are releasing it on Xbox 1 as well as pc.
I love niche games like this. I talk shit about them, love em, play em rarely but tell everyone to get them. Train simulator I just couldn’t get into. Flight simulators, Farm simulators, Airport Simulators, theme park simulators, and hospital simulators are so damn fun. You don’t play all the time, hell I’d say rarely after that first month, but whenever you do fire them up it’s for hours at a time and it feels like minutes.
I wouldn't call it niche. The series has a huge following on PC. I'd say the pure simulator genre is pretty niche on consoles, but that's because pure simulators aren't really focused on game play. But, on PC, there are a lot of people who like these pure simulators which gives them a rather large market to sell to.
If its support VR i will throw up🤮
Have you tried Ace Combat in PSVR? Good God, I felt sick within around 2 minutes 🤢
I hope it still has the same features and flying realism as the past Flight Simulators and not some kind of dumbed down thing. The video showed cities that looked great but I would like to see small towns, are the buildings flat images or are they just as well rendered as the big cities and famous landmarks.
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