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Microsoft Flight Simulator

Platform(s): PC, Xbox Series X
Genre: Simulation
Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios
Release Date: Aug. 18, 2020

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'Microsoft Flight Simulator' Surpasses 10 Million Pilots Milestone

by Rainier on Dec. 7, 2022 @ 11:32 a.m. PST

Microsoft Flight Simulator is the next installation in the long-running flight simulation series.

Microsoft Flight Simulator is specifically designed to celebrate flight simulation fans through a focus on the authenticity of flying and visually stunning environments.

Microsoft Flight Simulator is the next generation of one of the most beloved simulation franchises. From light planes to wide-body jets, fly highly detailed and stunning aircraft in an incredibly realistic world. Create your flight plan and fly anywhere on the planet. Enjoy flying day or night and face realistic, challenging weather conditions.

By revamping our tech, working in close collaboration with the community and pursuing the best partnerships across the industry, we intend to deliver the best-in-class flight simulation experience.

Microsoft Flight Simulator has crossed the 10 million player mark across Xbox Series X|S, Windows 10/11 PC, xCloud, and Steam.

This comes 27 months after the initial release of Microsoft Flight Simulator, complete with 27 additional robust updates that improve graphics and gameplay and add new features and content.

Along with the player count, Microsoft Flight Simulator is also sharing that there have been over 500 million flights taken in the simulator for a total of 40 billion miles flown. That’s the equivalent of 10 million trips around the earth or 200 round trips from the Earth to the Sun.

And Microsoft are just getting started as they have exciting plans for 2023 and beyond.

Join the 10 million pilots in Microsoft Flight Simulator today! The sky is calling!

Key Features:

  • Vivid and Detailed Landscapes – Immerse yourself in the vast and beautiful world that is our planet with more than 37 thousand airports, 1.5 billion buildings, 2 trillion trees, mountains, roads, rivers and more.
  • A Living World – Earth is vibrant and ever-changing and so is the world of Microsoft Flight Simulator which includes live traffic, real-time weather and animals.  
  • Highly Detailed Aircraft – Hone your pilot skills in a variety of aircraft from light planes to commercial jets with comprehensive flight models. Every aircraft includes highly detailed and accurate cockpits with realistic instrumentation.
  • New Checklist System – From pro to beginner, scale your level from full manual to full assist with interactive and highlighted instrument guidance and checklist.
  • Dynamic Weather – The new weather engine enables users to switch on the live weather mode to experience real-time weather including accurate wind speed and direction, temperature, humidity, rain and more.
  • New Day & Night Engine – Experience flight at any time of day or year allowing for night VFR, visual flight rules, navigation.
  • Aerodynamic Modeling – A state-of-the-art physics engine with over 1,000 control surfaces per plane allows for a truly realistic experience.

Microsoft Flight Simulator is available for Xbox Series X|S and PC (Xbox Game Pass).

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