Microsoft Flight Simulator is out on PC today and without a doubt people are rushing to play it. It currently sits at 93 on Metacritic. We gave it a 10/10 in our review and absolutely loved our stay with it.
Gamers took to Twitter throughout the day, saying they were having issues with the large in-game client download. You were able to preload the game on the Xbox PC app, but it didn’t download. than the client (1 GB), which required you to download more than 90 GB in the client.
The problem is that the client download speeds are significantly slower than the Xbox app and other launchers, and users’ downloads stagnate in the middle of the download or near the end. People are also not very happy with the fact that it plays music (which you have to turn off on the system side) during installation.
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020
Preload: 100 MB
Download at game release: 91 GB
– Biggus Bennus? (@ biggusbennus1) Aug 17, 2020
I’m really happy that I pre-installed Microsoft Flight Simulator so that on the first launch it can (check the notes) download an additional 95GB of data, having first suspended and made me look for a workaround on the Internet.
– Peter B (@peterb) Aug 18, 2020
After installing Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020, it opens with a second 100GB download. Some may complain, but I say it’s realism on a whole new level, an expected delay of 90 minutes before just take off. after touching the tarmac
– Josh Ling @ Uplift Games (@tactful) Aug 18, 2020
You can preload Microsoft Flight Simulator today.
The preload is approximately 1 GB of the full 152 GB download.
– James Bartholomeou (@iyagovos) Aug 17, 2020
Microsoft Flight Simulator pre-installed via GamePass this morning. He just unlocked and now needs to download 91 GiB while playing background music that I can’t turn off pic.twitter.com/VlRy0Z473Z
– Chris Livingston (@screencuisine) Aug 18, 2020
In an even more interesting turn of events, it appears that the client was not downloaded for the people who originally purchased the game on Steam, although this has now been rectified.
Ultimately, it’s not an ideal situation to preload something and expect to be able to play it instantly upon launch, only to be faced with a fairly slow download of 90GB (which is important for the Australian internet). , but it will definitely be worth the wait once you get the game.
It’s free right now for Xbox Game Pass subscribers on PC, so if you’ve got a suitable platform, definitely go out there and explore the world. The game will also arrive on Xbox One (and presumably Xbox Series X) at a later date, although Microsoft has yet to announce a release date for consoles. It is definitely a game that should be able to be played by as many people as possible, and of which Microsoft can be proud.