We’re now only a few scant days away from the Microsoft Flight Simulator release date. The recreation comes out on Xbox Game Pass for PC, the Microsoft Store, and Steam subsequent week, and now we all know how a lot arduous drive area you’re going to wish to clear to make sure a clean touchdown.

According to the Flight Simulator web page within the Microsoft Store, you’ll want 127GB of free area in an effort to install the brand new simulation game, which spans the whole globe due to its integration of Bing map data. If you consider it by way of sq. miles per gigabyte, it’s actually a cut price by way of storage effectivity.

Of course, that’s since you gained’t actually be putting in the whole planet onto your unique gaming SSD – that 127GB is probably dedicated to the belongings you’ll need readily available on a regular basis, but quite a lot of what goes on within the recreation will be streaming to your machine from Microsoft’s servers.

All the identical, it’s nonetheless lower than the 150GB we have been anticipating when the Microsoft Flight Simulator system requirements have been revealed in April. There was excellent news there, too – for all of the spectacular climate techniques and lovely cockpit interiors the sport options, the really helpful graphics card is only a Radeon RX 590 or Nvidia GTX 970. For the complete expertise, nevertheless, you’ll need one thing more alongside the strains of a Radeon VII or RTX 2080.

If you’ve obtained a kind of bleeding-edge playing cards in your case, you’ll be capable of fly by means of the mountains of Nepal in wonderful 4K, as seen on this new batch of footage exhibiting off Flight Simulator’s planes and airports:

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If you’re a Game Pass subscriber, you’ll be capable of obtain and play the sport at no further cost when it launches, but you too can be a part of the throng that’s opted to buy the game on Steam – the place it became a top-seller the day pre-orders went reside.

Now that you’ve your arduous drive cleared out, all that’s left to do is to get in contact together with your uncle to search out out should you can ‘borrow’ his previous HOTAS.