Microsoft Flight Simulator is coming soon to Xbox Series X/S hardware, and it'll require a hefty install size in order to play.
The standard edition Microsoft Flight Simulator will require at least 97.2GB of free space on Xbox Series X/S consoles, which is roughly 12% of the total 802GB of available SSD storage. This bit of info was found via the pre-install section of the game's general purchase page.
What's more interesting is the on-console Microsoft Store listing says the game has an approximate size of 147.6GB, This size was listed for all versions of the game--standard, deluxe, premium deluxe. While this might sound like a lot, remember that over 2,5 petabytes of map data gets streamed to Flight Sim players via Azure servers. Flight Sim is also taking advantage of the Series X/S's machine learning inference capabilities.
Microsoft Flight Simulator is one of the most demanding games on PC, but Asobo has rolled out a new update that doubles frame rates in specific scenes. The team has optimized Flight Sim to run at a base 4K 30FPS on consoles due to the demanding nature of the game.
Flight Sim will release July 27 on Series X/S consoles, and will be free on Xbox Game Pass.
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