Here's proof that Flight Simulator looks better than real life

Flight Simulator can look mind-blowing on the right PC setup, and this side-by-side comparison shows it's better than real life.

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Microsoft Flight Simulator is one of the most photorealistic games ever made, and sometimes it can even look better than real life.

Microsoft Flight Simulator (left) vs real-life footage (right).

Recently a quick side-by-side video clip made the rounds on Twitter that showed just how impressive Flight Simulator looks on PC. The video, which compares a real-life and in-game landing at Gatwick airport, was put out by YouTuber Tropical Tech 2. The results are eye-opening to say the least.

The in-game footage actually looks better than real-life. Sure the actual footage is foggy so the detail is hampered a bit, but the clarity in Flight Simulator is simply astounding. We've seen actual pilots chart trips across the digital skies and chronicle their adventures, complete with spellbinding screenshots.

Microsoft plans to bring Flight Simulator to consoles, but only on the Series X and Series X next-gen systems. The original Xbox One family simply isn't powerful enough to run the game--and the game doesn't look all that incredible on Series X's 12 TFLOPs of power.

Here's proof that Flight Simulator looks better than real life 235

Derek joined the TweakTown team in 2015 and has since reviewed and played 1000s of hours of new games. Derek is absorbed with the intersection of technology and gaming, and is always looking forward to new advancements. With over six years in games journalism under his belt, Derek aims to further engage the gaming sector while taking a peek under the tech that powers it. He hopes to one day explore the stars in No Man's Sky with the magic of VR.

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