author: Adam Kusiak
5 Things to Do in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020
Microsoft returns to flight simulators after 13 years of absence and offers players graphics worthy of the next generation. But what should we do in the stunning world of Flight Simulator? Below, you will find some of our... unconservative ideas.
Check the weather in Australia
A few days ago, the community of flight simulator stirred, after RDR2 modders were able to give the players a UFO, letting them whiz around the map. What did we find thanks to that? Well, mainly that volumetric clouds in RDR2 look better than most flight simulators. To understand the perils of "virtual piloting," you should be aware that FSX or X-Plane have really been striving to improve the clouds, such as the xEnviro. The price of such an expansion? $69.90 – cough it up, my dear!
Therefore, the weather system of the new Flight Simulator, which feeds data about real weather conditions, inspires great hopes and, in addition, offers some stunning views. This kind of a weather simulator recreates realistic, three-dimensional clouds consisting of several layers, that cast shadows and even reflect the ambient light of cities. Factors such as humidity, pressure, temperature, or wind are added to this. The developers demonstrated the operation of this system in practice in the second episode of their dev dairies in the Discovery Channel series, where Flight Simulator recreated real weather conditions in the area of the west coast of Australia. It was remarkable.
Adam Kusiak | Gamepressure.com