You may have noticed I have not posted any new Flight Sim videos for over a month now. Like many people, I am in the process of upgrading from X-Plane 11 to MSFS 2020. Although today I discovered this will take a little time.
As soon as Microsoft officially announced the release date for the new Flight Sim 2020, I ceased all video productions with X-Plane 11. The reason being, as great a flight simulator X-Plane 11 is, it cannot visually compete with MSFS 2020. Even with Ortho4XP installed in X-Plane 11, it is unable to compete with MSFS2020.
Obviously video is primarily a visual platform supported with sound. After seeing MSFS2020, I’ve found it difficult to go back to watching X-Plane 11 footage. I am not sure if that’s how others feel about it?
As of today, August 19th 2020, I have finally gone through the tedious process of downloading all 95 gigs of data of the new flight sim. After starting up the new sim, I quickly discovered my computer really struggled to run MSFS2020. From a video production perspective, it was unwatchable. It seems I’m also upgrading my desktop computer now. This will naturally put further delays on any Flight Sim video productions.
It comes as a bit of disappointment for me, as I was really looking forward to creating content to go towards my Flight Instructor rating lesson plans. This only puts a minor delay on that plan, but it will still proceed.
With everything going on at the moment, it will likely be a two or three months before I’m creating new Flight Sim content. I am really looking forward to upgrading from X-Plane 11 to MSFS 2020.
If you have any questions you can always send me an e-mail. Thank you..
Have fun and happy flight simming..