I resisted the urge to get "Red Dead Redemption 2," and "Rising Storm 2: Vietnam" is my newest game on any platform; but this is one I will fork up for. I still enjoy FSX (their last great FS and released in 2006), from-time-to-time and am considering taking some flight lessons.
The detail and graphics engine are insane. The terrain will be streamed off the cloud, based off of Bing Maps (players are encouraged to locate and buzz their own homes). This will be 150GB install, and the live-world updates are tapping into a whopping 2 Petabytes worth of data The biggest surprise of Microsoft Flight Simulator: it makes Bing cool!
There will be 3 versions, with added content (additional detailed airports and additional aircraft) in each:
- Standard $59.99
- Premium $89.99
- Premium Deluxe $119.99
The rig I built in 2016, mainly to play ARMA 3 at its highest with lots of realism mods, looks like it'll be in the recommended-ideal range.
You can watch the developers explain the many features, in this playlist:
Uploads from Microsoft Flight Simulator