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Back in the day when FSX was launched MS released a demo version so that potential buyers could check if FSX would run on their PC,looks to me that FS2020 is going to need a lot of processing power and bandwidth to achieve the results that we are seeing on the videos that MS have released so far. That being the case I hope a demo version is made available so that we can try before we buy !!

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Even better than a demo, a trial as Lockheed-Martin does for P3D. One month to try, money refunded if not satisfied. 

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You can test it during the alpha and later on the beta.

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43 minutes ago, Pitbull2504 said:

You can test it during the alpha and later on the beta.

but only the few choosen one!

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4 hours ago, Pitbull2504 said:

You can test it during the alpha and later on the beta.

I wouldn't consider that to be a representative test, mostly because optimization is done after those builds (for the most part). Apart from that, certain features might not be working or be incomplete.

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I wouldn't expect them to do one, but I'm of the opinion that a good, representative benchmark would be valuable for the brand. 

Right now very few reviewers include simulators in their benchmark suite because they are generally a real pain in the beep to do, and a good multi-threaded CPU heavy benchmark could be a valuable testing tool, and end up exposing people who wouldn't normally see MSFS 2020 to the game otherwise. 

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As others already said, paying the Game pass for few dollars will be the way to go to try it out

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As has been stated, most likely no demo will be offered other than an Xbox membership. If I was you I would wait and see what shakes out. 


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One possibility is that the entire base game could be free of charge, with a $10 a month subscription for the online scenery streaming. This would make a lot of sense from a business standpoint; it would bring in a lot of users who might not otherwise try the simulator, and if you play for 2 years they would get $240 from you instead of $60. 

But that is pure speculation, no indication it will be the case.

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17 hours ago, bonchie said:

Almost no one releases demos anymore.

X-Plane is the competition, and they still do.

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4 hours ago, andyjohnston.net said:

X-Plane is the competition, and they still do.

X-Plane is as niche as it gets in gaming. MS is a major game studio and will be more apt to follow industry trends. I wouldn't expect a demo.

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