Microsoft Flight Simulator update halves install size


An Microsoft Flight Simulator update has halved the install size for the game.

The title will now take up 83GB hard drive space, as compared to 170GB originally.

Microsoft said it “performed some optimization for the initial full download of the title.”

This update comes as part of Microsoft Flight Simulator‘s Sim Update 4, also known as patch

Microsoft Flight Simulator is available on Windows PC, Xbox Game Pass for PC and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. A release on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S is planned for later in the year.
I can only guess they zipped or compressed a lot of the files that should have been done in the first place?

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