Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 is currently in the middle of alpha testing through the Insider program, enlisting members of the public for gathering feedback on the state of the game. While a confirmed release date has not appeared yet, fans of the highly anticipated title can now find out if their computers are capable of running it
In a short and sweet announcement, the official system requirements were revealed today. Check out the detailed breakdown on the image below, which even splits the minimum, recommended, and ideal specifications into AMD and Nvidia (and Intel) sections:
Considering the visual fidelity of the title, the recommended specification isn't that demanding, only requiring mid-range parts to run the game at, what we hope, 60FPS on a 1080p display. The 150GB of required HDD or SSD space may be a bit of a hard point for some users, though.
Also, those bandwidth specifications are listed because the game offers to stream map data through Bing Maps while playing for a much more accurate and immersive experience. It is said that over two petabytes of data will be accessible from the cloud for this purpose.
The latest Insider build, Alpha 1.2.10, brought in the Airbus A320 NEO for invited players to try out. Check out our ongoing coverage of Microsoft Flight Simulator to find out what's been going on behind the scenes with the title since its announcement last year.