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Dis is teh killer app Series X needs at launch.

Looks impressive, look forward to playing it on consoles whenever that actually happens.

  • It uses the cloud to stream the entire earth!
  • Graphics are dank
  • You're gonna need a PC with some beef.
  • You can play using the Xbox One controller... and many other inferior inputs.
  • He claimed he streamed about 7GB of data during his 10+ hours of playing.
  • Game can actually stream weather, clouds and even flights happening in real time.
  • Improved visuals and ray tracing support coming in the future.
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It is pretty damn impressive looking. Also probably the first great example of what the "cloud" can bring to gaming.



             

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Captain_Yuri said:

It is pretty damn impressive looking. Also probably the first great example of what the "cloud" can bring to gaming.

Agreed, teh cloud is r3al.

At least they're demonstrating a practical way to use it. Streaming data for a massive, highly detailed world.



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I jumped the gun, pre-purchased the ultimate version on Steam (CAD 160) while cleaning up my SSD, now 188 GB free.

Tips to make space (the game wants 150 GB disk space, preferably on a fast SSD)

Steam of course lets you move install folders, easy. Windows and Apple are more work and symbolic links are your friend.
First move all the desktop, documents and other fodder off the SSD. My desktop folder is 80 GB lol.

Then move all the data some games insist on putting in appData from the SSD to HDD and make a symbolic link. For example Elite Dangerous puts 20 GB in one of its appData folders. Move it all and put in a symbolic link from a powershell
cmd /C mklink /J "C:UsersSvenAppDataLocalFrontier_Developments" "D:UsersSvenAppDataLocalFrontier_Developments"
And it will work perfectly.

I also moved iTunes backups off the main drive
cmd /c mklink /J "C:UsersSvenAppleMobileSyncBackup" "D:iTunes Backup"
Stupid iTunes insists on backing up your iPhone on the main drive. (60 GB backup)

All ready, pre-download hasn't unlocked yet on Steam so it's just a stub for now. 19 days to go!

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Game looks amazing, I'll definitely be giving it a try through Gamepass as I'm not sure it's a game I would want to spend 60 dollars on.



Power of the Cloud is starting to show its stride. Game is on another level that's been show cased, after seeing the gameplay i am interested in seeing how much this is going to push my PC.
Fun Fact: Flight Simulator is one of the oldest gaming franchises under MS. Its older than Windows itself.



OP, please make bullet points of the main stuff brought by DF on the video =]



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Azzanation said:
Power of the Cloud is starting to show its stride. Game is on another level that's been show cased, after seeing the gameplay i am interested in seeing how much this is going to push my PC.
Fun Fact: Flight Simulator is one of the oldest gaming franchises under MS. Its older than Windows itself.

I started with MS flight simulator in 1988

It's been 14 years since FSX came out!

It's the first game I played online as well, dial up direct connection, before the internet.