Microsoft has finally launched Flight Simulator for the next-generation Xbox Series X/S console. As the game makes its debut appearance on a console, Jorg Neumann, Head of Microsoft Flight Simulator says that Flight Simulator is “optimized to harness the power of Xbox Series X/S” and it “brings realism, accuracy, and authenticity of flying.”
— Xbox (@Xbox) July 27, 2021
New features in Flight Simulator
To give players an enhanced gameplay experience, Microsoft has added new features in Flight Simulator for Xbox Series X/S.
- Discovery Flights: With this feature, new players can experience the wonders and breathtaking locations like the Great Pyramid of Giza and Mount Everest, and cities like Naples and Rio de Janeiro.
- World Exploration Improvements: To enhance the exploration element, Microsoft has made changes to the world map. It now features satellite imagery, map labels, and main Point of Interest (POI) names to make exploring the world easier.
- Flight Training: Improvements to flight training are made to ensure a smoother learning curve and the also added a new performance evaluation system. The game now features 22 training flights that will teach users the fundamentals of flying, landing and takeoff, VFR navigation and more.
- Flight Assistance: Flight Assistance provides AI help during flights. Players can select nearby POIs or airports and set them as destinations and get directions, players can use it to auto-land the plane, and the Flight Assistance can also be used for auto-trimming and anti-stall.
- Land Anywhere: Microsoft has also added water landing options in the game. They have revamped several planes to incorporate floaters, skis and “large tires” feature that’ll allow players to land anywhere.
To know more about the game, head to official launch announcement.
Flight Simulator on Xbox Game Pass
The game is now available on the Xbox Game Pass holders on PC and Xbox Series X/S. Flight Simulator is also available on Steam.