Console Gaming is Flying High
Asobo Studio’s Microsoft Flight Simulator on the PC is a remarkable feat. It has a lot of real-world locations and a variety of aircraft. There is more. It will debut on consoles this week. The previews look very promising.
Matt Brown from Windows Central got his hands on Microsoft Flight Simulator. He provided us with some great screenshots and gameplay footage. Don’t be alarmed if you were worried that the game’s console version would suffer in graphics. The video was shot on the Xbox Series X, and the screenshots were taken from the Xbox Series S.
First-person views of the plane’s interior are shown and third-person shots showing the exterior and more detail of the landscape. The buttons, dials, and switches are all accessible by a cursor-style movement with the right stick. This allows the PC version of mouse controls to be still present on the console.
For almost all games, the differences between Series X or Series S can be seen. Microsoft Flight Simulator is no exception. Both consoles clock in at 30fps. Series X comes with 4K resolution, while Series S has 1080p. It is quite slow, so it can be forgiven for not having a higher framerate.
Maiden flight in #MicrosoftFlightSimulator on Xbox Series X! Spent a couple of hours with a console preview build today, and man, even one year on, what the @MSFSofficial team and its technologies have achieved never ceases to amaze… pic.twitter.com/SjaNUp232h
— Matt Brown (@mattjbrown) July 22, 2021
You can have Microsoft Flight Simulator installed on your high-end computer. You can still enjoy the game at a high-quality level for a fraction of the cost if you have Xbox Series X, S, or Xbox Game Pass. S on July 27th.