Microsoft Flight Simulator Release Date for Xbox Series X|S Announced; Top Gun: Maverick Free Expansion Revealed

Microsoft finally announced the release date of the Xbox Series X|S version of Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Microsoft Flight Simulator

Today, during the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase livestream, Microsoft finally announced the release date of the Xbox Series X|S version of Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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The popular simulator will hit the recently-released consoles on July 27, 2021.

Of course, we also get a beautiful trailer showing off the game’s gorgeous world and plenty of aircraft porn. You can watch it below.

Incidentally, there are interesting new things even for the PC version hidden in plain sight in the trailer, including floatplane versions of existing aircraft, landing gear-mounted skis, water effects, and more.

At the end, we get to see the announcement of a free expansion tied-in with Top Gun: Maverick coming at the same time as the movie, on November 19, 2021.

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 AirportSantiago Airport, the Frankfurt City PackKey West Airportthe Okavango DeltaBali AirportLondon Oxford AirportBerlin Brandenburg Airport, the CRJ 550/700, the PA-28R Arrow IIIKristiansand Airport, Macau City & AirportBonaire Flamingo AirportMilano Linate Airport, the Singapore City PackTokyo Narita AirportYao Airport, the F-15 Eagle, the Paris City PackGreater Moncton AirportTweed-New Haven AirportSantorini AirportSydney AirportHelsinki-Vantaa AirportReggio Calabria Airport, Bastia Poretta AirportMunich Airport, Paris Orly AirportNewcastle International AirportSankt Johann AirfieldDublin 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.

Microsoft Flight Simulator is already available for Windows 10 and Steam.

If you’re curious about the other games showcased during Xbox’s stream, you can watch the full recording on-demand here.

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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.