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Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 PC requirements revealed, 150 GB space needed at minimum

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 Diamond DA 40
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 Diamond DA 40 (Image credit: Microsoft)

What you need to know

  • Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 is set to be available sometime in 2020.
  • The official PC requirements have been shared.
  • Players will need a minimum of 150 GB free space on their hard drive or SSD.
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 will be available in Xbox Game Pass at launch.

If you've been wondering about what kind of specs you'll need to run Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020, wonder no more. The developers have given the minimum, recommended and ideal requirements in a new blog post. While different hardware will viable for different levels of graphical fidelity and performance, all players will need a minimum of 150 GB free space on their SSD or hard drive.

You can take a look at the different requirements in the chart below. To hit the ideal spec, you'll need an RTX 2080 or Radeon VII graphics card in addition to an SSD. Due to the online nature of the game, a stable internet connection is also required.

Source: Microsoft (Image credit: Source: Microsoft)

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 is incredibly ambitious, aiming to feature every single airport on Earth in a shared online multiplayer world.

There's no exact release date but the game is scheduled to be available sometime in 2020. It's set to release first on PC, with an Xbox release coming at a later date. As with all Xbox Game Studios titles, it'll be available in Xbox Game Pass at launch.

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13 Comments
  • "As with all Xbox Game Studios titles, it'll be available in[...]" Either you died while writing it, or my internet died reading it....
  • I think it's 'Xbox Game Pass at launch'.
  • Yes! I meet the minimum specs. If I upgrade my desktop's processor I can reach the recommended specs.
  • How can people read that blurry chart on the WC app?
  • We can't properly see any image... Just like can't we open 80% of the articles links... It's a shame...
  • I can see it just fine on the app?
  • Can't pinch to zoom in the app. I have to open the article on my phone browser and then do it.
  • I can't see it in the Android app either.
  • Glad the app performs isn't just me lol
  • Hope its made available on xCloud
  • This would be great. It's not a game that needs good latency
  • What about VR?
  • They said they're considering it for an update, but it won't be at launch