The new Microsoft Flight Simulator looks astoundingly realistic, and today we got a chart with the minimum, recommended and ideal system requirements to play it once it’s out. I’d say that this is a good time to invest in a 512GB+ SSD if you haven’t done that already.
Aside from the 150GB storage space requirement, I’d say that the hardware specs detailed in the chart above aren’t all that high (I’m somewhat dumbfounded by the decision to include a Zen+ part in the “ideal spec” instead of recommending a Zen 2 CPU, but I guess it was done that way so people don’t freak out?). At any rate, anyone with a PC built in the past five years should be fine, according to the recommended specs chart. Here’s hoping they are similarly generous when it comes to flight stick support, I’m still running my Extreme 3D Pro, and the current state of the world makes me think I’ll be running it in a few years as well.