Microsoft Flight Simulator Achieved Over 2 Million Players; Real-Time Snow And Ice Coming This Month

Today Microsoft announced that Microsoft Flight Simulator has achieved a new players milestone since its launch in August.

Microsoft Flight Simulator

Today Microsoft announced that Microsoft Flight Simulator has achieved a new players milestone since its launch in August.

According to the announcement, penned by head of Microsoft Flight Simulator Jorg Neuman, the brand new sim passed two million players.

This makes Microsoft Flight Simulator the fastest-growing entry in the series.

We also get additional statistics, which you can see in the image below.

The growing community has logged over 50 million flight, visited 72% of earth, and flown over 3,5 billion nautical miles.

This means that each player has logged in average 25 flights, and flown in average 1,750 miles.

With 227 flights and over 60,000 miles flown (including a full trip around the world), I may be contributing at least a bit to driving these averages up.

The announcement includes thanks for the support to players, both hardcore simulation enthusiasts and newcomers alike.

On top of that, we learn that to celebrate the Holidays, the next update on December 22 will add “real-time snow and true-to-life ice coverage to the entire planet.”

In 2021, developer Asobo is planning three large updates to the simulator on top of 4.5 world updates (the first of which will focus on the UK in January).

If you want to learn more about the game, you can read our review that will tell you everything you need to know about Asobo Studio’s game.

Microsoft Flight Simulator is already available for Windows 10 and Steam and will release in summer 2021 for Xbox Series X ad Series S.

You can also check out our guide wiki that includes more information to help you get started in the game.

Incidentally, if you’re interested in Microsoft Flight Simulator’s add-ons, you can enjoy our recent reviews of Newcastle International AirportSankt Johann AirfieldDublin International Airport, and Seoul City Wow.

About the author

Giuseppe Nelva

Proud weeb hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long-standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality), MMORPGs, and visual novels are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans on Earth of the flight simulator genre.