Microsoft Flight Simulator Update Reduces Game Size by Over 80 GB

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Microsoft Flight Simulator is a relatively massive game that weighs in at over 170 GB. Thanks to a new update (1.16.2.0) released by the developers at Asobo Studio, who decided to perform some optimizations, Microsoft Flight Simulator‘s base installation now only costs 83 GB of disk space. That’s an admirable reduction of nearly 90 GB. Microsoft Flight Simulator’s new Sim Update IV also introduces a long line of improvements and bug fixes for the game, which include adjustments to Live Air Traffic, weather radar, and autopilot.

Some packages in your community folder may not have been updated and, as a result, may have an unexpected impact on the title’s performance and behavior. Please move your community package(s) to another folder before relaunching the title if you suffer from stability issues or long loading times. We performed some optimization for the initial full download of the title so the base game is only 83GB instead of +170GB.

Sources: Microsoft Flight Simulator, Kotaku

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