While Twitch Plays Microsoft Flight Simulator sounds like a nightmare, the crowdplay experiment managed to land a virtual plane safely.
Crowdplaying games is a tradition on Twitch, and over the past several years we’ve seen numerous livestreams where players collectively tried to take on challenging games simultaneously. From the phenomenon of “Twitch Plays Pokemon” to more challenging games like Dark Souls, Twitch has proven its community is up to the task of trying to finish games with thousands of players at a time. Of course, it was only a matter of time before its sights were set on Microsoft Flight Simulator, but surprisingly, things didn’t end up in disaster like you might have expected.
Game developer Rami Ismail set up a “Twitch Plays” version of Microsoft Flight Simulator, which allows players to input commands for the game through the chat in Twitch. Given the complexity of Microsoft Flight Simulator and managing to successfully land a plane, one might have expected things to go awry pretty quickly. However, it seems like the Twitch experiment led to a successful, safe landing, which you can check out in the stream VOD below:
Since its release last month, Microsoft Flight Simulator has taken off (no pun intended) with players thanks to its in-depth flight controls and surprisingly detailed and accurate maps of locations around the world. Several players have used the flight sim as the change to explore different locations around the world, especially in light of the situation around the coronavirus pandemic and being unable to travel. Additionally, the game’s real-time weather mapping has allowed to see firsthand some devastating weather impacts in the world, such as Hurricane Laura in the south and the wildfires unfolding across the west coast of the US.
Microsoft Flight Simulator is available now on PC, and will also be coming to Xbox Series X and Series S at a later date.