Microsoft Flight Simulator is one of the most beloved series of emulators. Fly in highly detailed and impressive aircraft, from light airplanes to jets, to an incredibly realistic world. Create your own flight plan and fly anywhere on the planet. Enjoy day or night flights and experience realistic, challenging weather.
If you are thinking of playing the latest surreal version of Microsoft Flight Simulator, but are scared of the size of the game, we have good news for you: as of today the original installation of the game is much smaller.
Initially the game needed to install around 170 GB on a hard drive, but the change log of the latest version states that the optimizations have reduced the required space to 83 GB.
The news is likely to be welcomed by anyone with low Internet speed, small disk space, or who wants to compress the game to an SSD for better performance.
We do not yet know what Microsoft did to save space, and what it had to delete to save it is worth a few hundred megabytes.