The installation size for the next-gen console version of Microsoft and Asobo Studios’ critically acclaimed flight game, Microsoft Flight Simulator, has been confirmed. According to a screenshot shared by Twitter user Idle Sloth, Microsoft Flight Simulator will take up close to 100 GB on Xbox Series X|S consoles. This is just for the standard version of the game. Microsoft Flight Simulator’s listing on the Microsoft Store suggests that the Xbox Series X version of the game could go all the way up to 150 GB, presumably due to higher-quality textures and other assets. Microsoft Flight Simulator will be released for the Xbox Series X|S on July 27, 2021.
Microsoft Flight Simulator: Standard Edition for Xbox | Download Size: 97.2GB pic.twitter.com/Isxh0WeqEU— Idle Sloth (@IdleSloth84) July 17, 2021
The Microsoft Store’s approximate size suggestion mentions that the game could go all the way up to 150GB on Xbox Series X, so we’ll have to wait and see if that’s the case. At the time of writing, you sadly still can’t pre-download the game, as hitting the ‘pre-install’ button simply downloads a 200MB placeholder file instead.