Microsoft Flight Simulator’s newest patch doesn’t simply repair indestructible wing ice. But one of the largest modifications it makes gained’t be seen by anybody who already has downloaded and put in it, and would thus be downloading the patch. That’s as a result of, due to some optimisations made on the bottom model of the simulation game, the preliminary obtain measurement has been reduce in half.

Asobo Studio says it “performed some optimization for the initial full download” of Microsoft Flight Simulator and that because of this, the bottom recreation is now around 83GB. That’s nonetheless massive, even by at this time’s bloated requirements – however it’s quite a bit lower than the 170GB footprint the vanilla recreation has taken up on arduous drives up till now.

On standard arduous drives, which routinely have a number of terabytes of space out there, this trimdown might not make that a lot of a distinction. But it has a big impact for anybody who’s utilizing one of the best SSDs for gaming, the place space is at way more of a premium. These usually high out at 1TB, and are nonetheless often discovered in additional inexpensive 500GB varieties.

So, an additional 90GB makes a reasonably important distinction in phrases of the proportion of drive space you’re devoting to a single title.

Of course, now there’s the query of what to do with all that further space – maybe it’s time to go looking for add-on content material, equivalent to the new CRJ from Aerosoft, or the brand new Bell 47 helicopter add-on from FlyInside.

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