Microsoft Flight Simulator is coming to Xbox Series X/S in July

By Dom Peppiatt
13 June 2021 20:15 GMT

Microsoft and developer Asobo have announced that Microsoft Flight Simulator is finally coming to console, with an Xbox Series X/S release date pegged for July 27.

At The Game Awards last year, Microsoft revealed that the game was coming to Xbox Series X/S in Summer 2021 – and now we have a daet!

In our review, we said it was “a remarkable release fit for seasoned pilots and beginners alike.” We weren’t alone in that opinion: by December 2020, the game had attracted more than 2 million players. That number is set to explode once again when the title lands on Xbox consoles later this year.

Check out the announcement trailer below.

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“From light planes to wide-body jets, you’ll test your piloting skills against the challenges of real-time weather, including accurate worldwide cloud cover and cloud layers, wind speed and direction, temperature, humidity, rain, and lightning – all in a dynamic and living world,” says Microsoft in a blurb.

“With the power of satellite data and cloud-based AI, you’ll travel the entire planet in amazing detail with over 37,000 airports, 2 million cities, 1.5 billion buildings, real mountain ranges, roads, trees, rivers, animals, traffic, and more.”

The game will come to Xbox Game Pass as it arrives on Xbox Series X/S, too. If you want a reason to get into the game, you’ll be pleased to know that a Top Gun crossover is coming to Xbox Series X/S and PC on November 19, too.

Games really are loving cashing in on nostalgia right now, aren’t they?

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