CraptacularOneand why the hell would anyone need 50mb bandwidth to play a flight sim? Even if it's online and connected there is no way in hell 50mb bandwidth is going to be needed unless this is a streamed game service like Stadia or GeForce Now.
flyinionHoggleGTXJackBauerI was wondering how it would manage to store the data but streaming for the microsoft servers makes sense but it also makes me wonder about the long term support the game will have. For a flight sim if it's good people could be playing it for a long time.The video mentioned use of an offline mode. He also seemed to be talking from the perspective of it running on a console. So hopefully the PC version will allow a full offline install otherwise yeah I can see that being an issue. Man that video looks amazing though. If it can show that kind of detail on current systems and somehow manage to stay @ or above 30FPS. I was thinking of switching from FSX to Prepar3d 4.x but I might hold off and see how this goes since we're probably talking $60-70 for this vs about $200 for the "correct" Prepar3d license. Benefit of going with the LM product for me though is that most of my scenery addons already work with it (OrbX and REX Texture Direct 4.x) and I just have to buy a few planes at some point like a new version of the PMDG 737 that I really like and some small prop stuff for casual sightseeing.
HoggleGTXJackBauerI was wondering how it would manage to store the data but streaming for the microsoft servers makes sense but it also makes me wonder about the long term support the game will have. For a flight sim if it's good people could be playing it for a long time.
GTXJackBauerWow, 150 GB game. I'm sure that will increase over time.
Brad_HawthorneGTXJackBauerWow, 150 GB game. I'm sure that will increase over time.It's the whole world at high resolution. I think 150GB is kinda small. It's gonna need a couple of TB to cache areas you fly frequently imho.
krauleyMay be cheaper to get a license and learn to fly.
bavor I'm sure the game will delete and re download scenery as you fly if you don't have a lot of disk space available. Also, scenery probably doesn't need ultrafast load times since it can be loaded in advance, so you can probably get away with a 7200 RPM hard drive. The 8TB 7200 RPM hard drives are in the $150-$200 range now and 4TB 7200 RPM hard drives are in the $65-$100 range now.
flyfasterThanks for the cut/paste but we have that already :)