14 April 2021
Microsoft Flight Simulator is one of the oldest flight simulation games out there. The game enjoys a huge fan base around the world but it has always been exclusive to Windows PCs. The game's latest edition debuted earlier this year but thanks to all the heavy graphics, you will not be able to enjoy the game unless you own a beefy gaming machine that can be out of budget to own for a large number of fans. This is the reason, the title has been extended to consoles for a wider reach.
Jorg Neumann, Head of Microsoft Flight Simulator, has announced that Microsoft Flight Simulator will land on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S consoles next year. An exact month for the release is not public yet but it will happen sometime during the summer of 2021. This is the first time that the game will be available on a console.
The official announcement has specifically assured that gamers will get to experience the same level of graphics and details as the PC version.
"From light planes to wide-body jets, you’ll test your piloting skills against the challenges of real-time weather including accurate wind speed and direction, temperature, humidity, rain, and lighting – 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 thousand airports, 2 million cities, 1.5 billion buildings, real mountains, roads, trees, rivers, animals, traffic, and more."
As you might have noticed already, the game will be released only on next-gen consoles and not the Xbox One series models. This is likely due to hardware limitations. We already know even many of the gaming desktops are incapable of playing the game at its maximum potential.