Microsoft’s E3 conference brought us several important announcements, including one that concerns its super-popular Microsoft Flight Simulator.
The company announced that its flight sim would make its way to consoles as well, as previously, the game was exclusively available on Windows 10.
So in other words, Microsoft Flight Simulator will now be available on both Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, with Microsoft explaining that the game will go live for anyone owning a new-gen console on July 27. At the same time, Xbox Game Pass will also get the flight sim on day one.
“Players will experience the same level of depth and complexity that fans of the critically acclaimed flight simulator have come to love on PC,” the company explains.
New expansion for Flight Simulator
And that’s not all. Microsoft also announced that Flight Simulator will be getting a new expansion pack, though this time it’s all thanks to a pretty special occasion. It’s the debut of the new Top Gun movie, so Microsoft joined forces with Paramount Studios for a new expansion pack for the game.
“The Microsoft Flight Simulator team also announced today a one-of-a-kind expansion in partnership with Paramount Studios to coincide with the exciting launch of the new Top Gun: Maverick movie. More details on the experience will be revealed as the November 19 premiere of the movie and release of the expansion draw closer,” the company said.
Without a doubt, this is good news for new-gen console owners, though at the same time, Microsoft is also making Xbox Game Pass a more appealing service for gamers out there. Especially as it gets access to more and more games, including the recently announced Forza Horizon 5, which will not only debut on Xbox Game Pass on day one but also come in early access to subscribers.