Microsoft Flight Simulator is a great flight simulator. However, the realistic and meticulous reproduction of landscapes and airports worldwide has a cost not only economically but also in hard disk space. The initial download required by Microsoft Flight Simulator, in fact, is 170GB. However, Microsoft has released a new patch that effectively halves the initial download.
With the new patch, players who decide to install Microsoft Flight Simulator will have to download “only” 83GB. However, this is a clear improvement compared to the initial situation. Steam will require a download of around 700MB, and then the game launcher will take care of the rest of the download.
Another novelty is the reduction in bandwidth usage for meteorological data. Microsoft Flight Simulator, in fact, makes great use of the internet connection to analyze weather data, air traffic data, and information from satellites. Thanks to this new patch will also improve the performance of the game. At this link, you will find all the details of the new patch.