Microsoft Flight Simulator Comparison Shots Look Remarkably Like Reality

Some of these photos are uncanny.

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 is a highly anticipated…well, flight simulator that’s set to be arriving at some point in the future. It’s also a game that has some remarkable details, with fancy clouds, rain on the windows, and making use of real-world data to generate a realistic atmosphere. Thanks to the following in-game snaps, we can see exactly how realistic the game looks in comparison to the real-world locations that are available to fly past in-game.

These images come from Utherellus, who posted some images of real-world locations and snapped the same location within Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020. Switzerland, France, New Zealand, Russia, Mexico, and the USA are the countries specifically shown. You can check out the pictures below and see the stunning realism. If you’re confused about which image is the in-game image, you’ll just have to take a guess.

The embed below can be navigated by hovering your cursor over it and using the arrows to flick left or right through the album. The album has 8 images for you to shuffle through. There’s some fantastic shots in there such as the Château de Chambord that’s in France, and there are some stunning aerial shots over the mountains of New Zealand. And as we’re a New York, US-based site, you can see the iconic Statue of Liberty.

MS Flight Simulator 2020 vs Real life

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 is reported to be a whopping 150GB of HDD, and there’s an option to use real-world weather, using data with 60 different layers of real-time cloud data and 20 layers of other data such as humidity, pressure, temperature, and wind, which is then injected into the games engine. In addition, while players will be able to fly from the first-person perspective within their cockpit, it looks as if the studio will be introducing VR support after claiming it’s “very high” on their priorities list.

There’s a closed beta due to be taking place sometime in July, and while the full game will be heading to Xbox One and PC, no release date has been specified as of yet.

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Ben Bayliss

Based in the UK and adores venturing through FPS horrors and taking photos in pretty much anything with a functioning photo mode. Also likes car games.

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