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.
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 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.