Fancy acquiring a actual physical copy of Microsoft Flight Simulator alternatively of the electronic version? Then expect it to come on 10 discs.
That is 10 double-layer DVDs, publisher Aerosoft, which struck a deal with Microsoft to ship a physical variation of the game throughout Europe, unveiled.
“Aerosoft will convey the two boxed variations of this venerable simulator to prospects in Europe,” Aerosoft’s Mathijs Kok wrote in a forum submit. “Together with 10 (!) double-layer DVDs and a printed manual in a impressive box, it is an excellent way of moving into the new age of flight simulation.”
Is 10 discs a report for a video video game? It might be. Roberta Williams’ 1995 place-and-click Phantasmagoria came on 7 discs. 1998 level-and-simply click Black Dahlia came on eight discs. 2004 MMO EverQuest 2 arrived on 9 discs (with 1 bonus disc incorporated). I keep in mind The Magic formula of Monkey Island 2 came on 11 floppy disks for the Amiga, but that was diskettes, not discs. Unique ball recreation.
So, what do you get for your 10 discs? Properly, the retail edition of Microsoft Flight Simulator has the simulator code alone (which is somewhat tiny in terms of information), and the digital entire world it is set in, which, according to Aerosoft, is all around 90GB. There is also “optional on the net streamed information”, and optional third-get together data files.
The DVDs in the box consist of all of the game planet apart from the updates Microsoft and developer Asobo release between the moment the discs are pressed and launch. So, when you install, you are going to get an update from the server.
“… the boxed model makes it achievable for men and women on a slower web link to get the sim installed without downloading the ‘content’,” Kok discussed.
“So the simulator is in every way, 100 per cent the same. The boxed retail model just will get you a great box, printed handbook and about 90GB you do not have to obtain. There is no change between boxed retail and the variation MS sells immediately.”
The common edition costs €69.99, and the premium edition prices €129.99. Both equally arrive on 10 discs. Feels old-school, but I like it.