Following the reveal at the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase Microsoft revealed a press kit for the Xbox Series X|S version of Microsoft Flight Simulator with screenshots and information.
We get to see the inevitable aircraft porn in the new screenshots, and we learn a few useful facts about the Xbox version of the sim.
The pricing will be exactly the same as the PC version, $59.99 for the Standard Edition, $89.99 for the Deluxe Edition, and $119.99.
Of course, if you already purchased the PC version on Windows 10, you don’t need to buy it again, as it gives you access to the Xbox version as well when it releases on July 27. This is not valid if you purchased the sim on Steam.
Microsoft Flight Simulator for Xbox Series X will also be included in Game Pass Ultimate, so you don’t need to buy it if you’re a subscriber.
You can enjoy the screenshots below.
Below you can read all the info you need to know directly from the fact sheet.
AVAILABLE ON XBOX SERIES X|S – Jump right into experiencing the thrill of flight with the most accessible entry to date that showcases the power of Xbox Series X|S.
EXPLORE THE WORLD – Travel the world in amazing detail with over 37 thousand airports, 2 million cities, 1.5 billion buildings, real mountains, roads, trees, rivers, animals, traffic, and more.
EARN YOUR WINGS – Hone your pilot skills in a variety of aircraft – from lightweight planes to commercial jets – with an experience that scales to your level.
TEST YOUR SKILL – Fly day or night with live real-time weather including accurate cloud coverage and cloud layers, wind speed and direction, temperature, humidity, rain, and lightning.
- 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.
- Earth is vibrant and ever-changing, and so is the world of “Microsoft Flight Simulator” which includes live traffic, real-time weather, and animals.
- Fly in an ever-evolving digital world, as free, monthly updates continually enrich the simulation. World Updates graphically enhance specific regions of the planet while Simulation Updates deepen the authenticity of the flight experience.
- Hone your skills as a pilot 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.
- The new weather engine enables users to switch on the live weather mode to experience real-time weather, including accurate cloud cover and cloud layers, wind speed and direction, temperature, humidity, rain and more.
- From pro to beginner, scale your level from full manual piloting to full assist with interactive and highlighted instrument guidance and checklists.
- Experience flight any time of day, or any day of the year, allowing for night VFR, visual flight rules, and navigation.
- A state-of-the-art physics engine with over 1,000 control surfaces per plane allows for a highly accurate flight model for each aircraft.
- No pilot gets left behind regardless of skill level, with all-new tutorials, enhanced landing gear, Discovery Flights and more. Anyone can experience the thrill of flight!
- Experience “Microsoft Flight Simulator” with friends and family on whichever platform you prefer with the introduction of cross-play and cross-save on all available platforms. Online multiplayer on Xbox console requires Xbox Game Pass Ultimate or Xbox Live Gold subscription (sold separately).
- Buy the digital version of “Microsoft Flight Simulator,” and experience the simulator on Xbox Series X|S and Windows 10 PCs at no additional cost.
Speaking of Microsoft Flight Simulator’s PC version, do keep in mind that we have a spiffy giveaway going on that can let you win one of 10 add-ons from Orbx’s lineup. You can find all the details here, but leaving a pertinent comment at the bottom of this post will serve as a valid entry.
Recently, we published our massive interview with head of Microsoft Flight Simulator Jorg Neumann, who provided a lot of new info about the present and future of the sim. A few days ago, we also received lots of new details about upcoming content from Microsoft itself including a new aircraft and the next world update focused on Nordic countries.
If you’d like to read more about Microsoft Flight Simulator add-ons (many of which will come to Xbox as well), you can enjoy our recent reviews of Chongqing, Manila Airport, Santiago Airport, the Frankfurt City Pack, Key West Airport, the Okavango Delta, Bali Airport, London Oxford Airport, Berlin Brandenburg Airport, the CRJ 550/700, the PA-28R Arrow III, Kristiansand Airport, Macau City & Airport, Bonaire Flamingo Airport, Milano Linate Airport, the Singapore City Pack, Tokyo Narita Airport, Yao Airport, the F-15 Eagle, the Paris City Pack, Greater Moncton Airport, Tweed-New Haven Airport, Santorini Airport, Sydney Airport, Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, Reggio Calabria Airport, Bastia Poretta Airport, Munich Airport, Paris Orly Airport, Newcastle International Airport, Sankt Johann Airfield, Dublin International Airport, and Seoul City Wow. We also have a beta preview of Singapore Changi airport.
If you want to learn more about the game itself, you can read our review of the PC version that will tell you everything you need to know about Asobo Studio’s game.
If you’re curious about the other games showcased during Xbox’s stream, you can watch the full recording on-demand here.