What you need to know
- Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S consoles, following its July 27 debut.
- The title presents a 27GB day one update available for those who pre-installed the game, reduced to 18GB when removing the optional offline mode.
Microsoft Flight Simulator for Xbox is now live on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, marking its console debut following a hit PC release in 2020. The expansion brings its ground-breaking virtual planet to Microsoft's latest gaming consoles, leveraging satellite imagery and the firm's signature cloud technologies to deliver a photorealistic splitting image of the globe. And while Microsoft Flight Simulator was previously available for pre-load before its street date, a surprise day-one patch has surfaced following its launch on consoles.
Microsoft Flight Simulator already totals over 102GB on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, albeit with an optional offline mode, bringing the download size to 42GB. The title has now launched worldwide, introducing a new 27GB update for those with the full-fledged download, reducing to 18GB for those who removed the offline mode add-on. It appears the update doesn't increase the final install size on either console.
The day-one download could disappoint those waiting for the new Microsoft Flight Simulator, already launching later than usual, with a novel simultaneous global release. It's worth ensuring the update is downloaded on your Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S if you plan to play on launch day.
Windows Central Newsletter
Get the best of Windows Central in in your inbox, every day!
Thank you for signing up to Windows Central. You will receive a verification email shortly.
There was a problem. Please refresh the page and try again.