Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 Multiplayer
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 Multiplayer mode was a feature most people weren’t expecting Microsoft to nail so perfectly. The reason for that was the two additional immersive flight features Microsoft had built into the game, the live weather feature, and the live traffic feature. The live weather feature – when enabled – allows a player to fly in live weather conditions. Similarly, the live traffic merges the in-game and real-life traffic to provide the player with a surreal immersive experience. Both of these features work by taking data from Microsoft’s Azure Cloud infrastructure.
The amount of data and processing power consumed by these features are so immense that people were skeptical when Microsoft said that they will be available in the multiplayer mode. As a result, the Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 Multiplayer is the best thing that happened to this game. MSFS 2020 Multiplayer mode allows you to make a group with more than five people.
A group is formed by a host who invites the other members to join his/her server, for example, East USA or West USA. Once joined, every member can customize their flight settings and spawn inside the same runway. But the MSFS 2020 Multiplayer mode still has a key feature called the shared cockpit missing. The shared cockpit mode would have been easy to include considering what Microsoft has done with the game.
It’s essential because the shared cockpit mode will allow flight instructors to teach their students while sharing the same cockpit. This is a very important feature considering what this game is all about. Hopefully, Microsoft addresses the issue so that students and instructors wouldn’t have to talk through a Zoom conference call. Because screen sharing the Flight Simulator game footage is not a good way to learn airplane piloting.