Microsoft Flight Simulator for Xbox Series X and Series S coming on July 27

Microsoft Flight Simulator is also getting an expansion based on the Top Gun movie, later this year.

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  • Microsoft Flight Simulator will be arriving on Xbox Series X and Series S next month.
  • The Flight Simulator is also getting a Top Gun expansion in November.
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator is already available on Xbox Game Pass on PC.

Microsoft Flight Simulator is finally coming to the Xbox Series X and Series S on July 27. At E3 2021, Microsoft announced that Flight Simulator will finally move out of PC and make its way to the consoles. And while that will happen, Microsoft Flight Simulator will be available through Xbox Game Pass on PC and later on the consoles. In a short video, Microsoft showed off the gameplay of Microsoft Flight Simulator on the Xbox Series X and it looks exactly like how it is on PC, but in more vivid 4K quality and better HDR.

The cornerstone of the popularity of Microsoft Flight Simulator is the jaw-dropping level of detail and beauty of the game, which makes it one of the games that offer a realistic virtual experience. Microsoft Flight Simulator shows visual overhauls for countries such as Japan, France, Benelux, Ireland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Asobo, the developers of the Flight Simulator, has been working on the DirectX 12 performance enhancement, and that is also coming to the PC version along with the one for the Xbox Series X and Series S consoles.

Microsoft Flight Simulator is also getting a new expansion, which is more like a crossover with Top Gun. Microsoft has partnered with Paramount Pictures for the upcoming Top Gun: Maverick movie and, as a part of the partnership, Microsoft Flight Simulator will give players the first-hand experience of "what it's like to be a US Navy Top Gun." The expansion is coming to Microsoft Flight Simulator for both PC and consoles on November 19 this year.

Arobo has built a reputation for the Microsoft Flight Simulator and that has been possible because of the regular free sim updates to the game. "From light planes to wide-body jets," Microsoft noted about flight sim, "you'll test your piloting skills against the challenges of real-time weather, including accurate worldwide cloud cover and cloud layers, wind speed and direction, temperature, humidity, rain, and lightning - all in a dynamic and living world. With the power of satellite data and cloud-based AI, you'll travel the entire planet in amazing detail with over 37,000 airports, 2 million cities, 1.5 billion buildings, real mountain ranges, roads, trees, rivers, animals, traffic, and more."

For now, it seems exciting to see one of the heaviest games for Xbox PC coming to the console. Because the consoles should be able to handle the demand for raw power that the Microsoft Flight Simulator needs, it is going to be interesting to see how different the experience is going to be.