Announced last year, the incredible Microsoft Flight Simulator game was available exclusively for PC, however, Microsoft at E3 finally said the game is coming to the new Xbox Series X|S consoles.
So, the stunning visuals, detailed aircraft, and authentic flight experiences that PC simulation fans have loved will now be available on your Xbox console. If you already have the Xbox Game Pass, Microsoft Flight Simulator will be available for free on your Xbox Series X|S console on July 27.
Not only this, the team even announced today a free Top Gun: Maverick expansion in partnership with Paramount Pictures to celebrate the launch of the new “Top Gun: Maverick” movie. This means you can experience first-hand what it’s like to be a U.S. Navy Top Gun while this expansion pack and the movie will premiere on November 19, 2021.
Here’s the official announcement trailer:
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. 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.
Launching Microsoft Flight Simulator on PC last year was only the beginning of our journey to make the best simulation possible. As we continue adding to the experience with free World Updates (Japan, US, France, Benelux, UK, and Ireland so far and many more to come), themed DLCs, and true-to-life aircraft, Xbox Series X|S simmers will enjoy these updates on console as well. We continue to work with third-party partners to bring additional peripherals to Xbox Series X|S that will enhance your immersive console experience.
Microsoft Flight Simulator will be opening the skies to millions of new pilots on Xbox Series X|S on July 27, 2021, and will be available with Xbox Game Pass on the same day. Currently, the game is available with Xbox Game Pass for PC, Windows 10 PC, Steam while you can pre-order on Xbox Series X|S.