Microsoft Announces Flight Simulator 2020 For Next-Gen Consoles With New Trailer

Microsoft’s latest installment in its realistic flight simulator series is coming to next generation Xbox consoles in 2021. Released earlier this on year on PC, the new Microsoft Flight Simulator will be joining the console library on Xbox Series X and S via Game Pass next summer.

Microsoft made the announcement earlier today via a breath-taking reveal trailer, check it out:

The studio notes that the console edition of Microsoft Flight Simulator will offer the same “level of depth and complexity” seen on the PC version of the game. Considering that the title made a name for itself as one of the most demanding titles of the year, it will be interesting to see how well Microsoft Flight Simulator will perform on the next-gen Xbox consoles.

“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.”

Since its launch in August this year, Microsoft Flight Simulator has received numerous updates including performance optimizations and themed DLC bundles. According to Head of Microsoft Flight Simulator Jorg Neumann, all of the update seen on the PC version of the game will arrive on the Xbox Series X and S versions as well.

Microsoft Flight Simulator is out now on PC via the Microsoft Store and Xbox Game Pass for PC. The game will launch on next-gen Xbox consoles sometime in summer 2021 and will be available on Xbox Game Pass on launch day. An exact release date of the game will be shared closer to the launch window.

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