Microsoft Flight Simulator is officially coming to Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, in Summer 2021

Microsoft Flight Simulator
Microsoft Flight Simulator (Image credit: Microsoft)

What you need to know

  • Microsoft Flight Simulator is a full-fledged flight sim with gorgeous graphics powered by the cloud.
  • The game is only out on PC at the moment, where it's received practically universal praise.
  • After months of waiting, we finally have a release window for Microsoft Flight Simulator on consoles.
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator is coming exclusively to the Xbox Series X|S consoles in Summer 2021.

One of the best looking games available now is Microsoft Flight Simulator on PC, which combines an incredible game with Microsoft's cloud technology to create one of the most stunning games (and best flight simulators) you can get. While the game has been well-received on PC from both customers and critics, it has been sorely missed on Xbox consoles. The game was promised to release on Xbox consoles even before it released on PC, but Microsoft Flight Simulator for Xbox was still nowhere to be found. Until now, that is.

A new gorgeous trailer has been released for Microsoft Flight Simulator, officially confirming a solid release window for Microsoft's, ahem, flight simulator, on the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. Here, next-gen console features like SSDs and more powerful hardware will help deliver the game in a way the older Xbox One generation never could. Microsoft Flight Simulator is coming to consoles in Summer 2021, meaning we only have a little while longer to wait before jumping in.

If you want to try Microsoft Flight Simulator when it launches on your Xbox Series X|S, but aren't sure if you'll love it, the game will be available on Xbox Game Pass day one, including a list of hundreds of other games that just keeps growing. Those who are more sure can take a look at some of the Best Xbox HOTAS controllers, which will all have full compatibility with the Xbox Series X|S.

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