Microsoft Flight Simulator shows its photorealistic environments in new images
Microsoft has shared several screenshots taken by players who have access to the alpha version of the simulator, which will arrive on PC in 2020.
Some players have been invited to the alpha test of Microsoft Flight Simulator, the Xbox Game Studios aerial simulator developed by Asobo Studio (A Plague Tale: Innocence). From the official social networks of the game, they have been sharing screenshots taken by the players that show the photorealistic environments of the title. You can see the gallery at the end of this news.
In the images, in addition to the almost photographic recreation of seas, cities, fields and planes, you can see other graphic details, such as the realism of the shadows and lighting, the depth of field that has been applied to some of the photographs, volumetric clouds and reflections, and distortions on vehicle glass.
It should be noted that, despite the detail of the shadows and reflections, Microsoft Flight Simulator is not compatible with ray tracing, or at least, it has not been announced so far. However, Nvidia published a video a few months ago showing the environments of the title, which points to possible collaboration between the Californian brand and Microsoft to apply that technology.
Flight Simulator will require a permanent connection
Last week Asobo Studio published the minimum and recommended requirements to play Microsoft Flight Simulator, which will require a permanent internet connection. The game collects data on the network about the weather and the time of the different territories, and even air traffic. It also uses Microsoft Azure Cloud servers for the recreation of its environments.
In the same table of requirements appear the necessary components to execute the videogame to the maximum. While the minimum and recommended are in line with what today's AAA PC gaming calls for, the "ideals" demanded graphics cards like the Nvidia RTX 2080 and AMD Radeon VII, and high-end processors like the Intel i7-9800X.
Microsoft Flight Simulator was announced at E3 2019 and months later, in November X019, Microsoft confirmed that it will launch in 2020 for PC. There is also an Xbox One version planned that no images have been seen and no details are known. In Vandal we have been able to test them and we will tell you.