Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 turns even more realistic

Now hold up a minute, even if you don’t necessarily like simulators, the new footage we got from Microsoft Flight Simulator is breathtaking. Confirmed in a new trailer posted on January first, we also get to see how seasons look like.


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The already in November posted footage by Nvidia utilizing raytracing as well as an incredibly detailed map lets us explore basically the whole world from the birds-eye view. And when we mean incredibly detailed, we mean it. The full download of the Flight Simulator 2020 map would take you around 2 petabytes. One petabyte is a thousand terabyte. The incredible mass of data is utilized not only by a mere flight simulation, but comes actually from the Microsoft owned Bing Maps.


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If you’re interested in trying out Flight Simulator 2020 yourself, you can apply here for the Microsoft Insider program. But be warned, this isn’t a game really, the simulator part is quite serious.

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