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Microsoft Flight Simulator Coming to Xbox Series S/X in Summer 2021 With Same Level of Depth as PC

Microsoft Flight Simulator was released on PC in August and will be the first game in the series to get a console release.

Microsoft Flight Simulator Coming to Xbox Series S/X in Summer 2021 With Same Level of Depth as PC

Microsoft Flight Simulator uses satellite data for its map

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  • Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to Xbox Series S/X in 2021
  • The game was launched on PC in August
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator to have same level of depth on consoles as PC

Microsoft Flight Simulator will be coming to Xbox Series S/X in summer of 2021. The development was shared at The Game Awards, as well as by Microsoft through an official post on its website. Microsoft Flight Simulator won the Best Simulator/Strategy Game award at the ceremony. The official post by head of Microsoft Flight Simulator Jorg Neumann states that console players can expect the same level of depth as PC players. While there is no exact date for the release, Microsoft did mention that the game will be available via Xbox Game Pass on launch day.

The game will be coming to Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X in summer next year. Microsoft says that it will have the same level of depth as the PC version. Xbox Series S/X players can also expect the same-themed DLC bundles and other improvements as seen on PC. Microsoft is also working with third-party partners to bring peripherals to the next gen consoles to improve the simulation experience.

Microsoft Flight Simulator uses satellite data and cloud-based AI to map the entire planet with great detail as you fly a variety of planes from one location to another. There are two million cities, over 37 thousand airports, 1.5 billion buildings, real roads and mountains, and much more. At The Game Awards that recently wrapped up, it won Best Simulator/Strategy Game of 2020.

Microsoft Flight Simulator will be available through Xbox Game Pass on launch day for Xbox Series S/X players. The game was launched for PC in August and requires a beefy configuration to get the best experience. It would be interesting to see how a game that can tax high-end gaming PCs, fare on Xbox Series S/X.


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