Microsoft Flight Simulator is the Biggest Launch in Xbox Game Pass for PC's History

Published: Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 11:13 | By: Patrick Perrault
Developer
Asobo Studio
Release Date
August 18, 2020
Multiplayer modes
Online
Platforms
Windows
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Developed by Asobo Studio and published by Xbox Game Studios, Microsoft Flight Simulator has been a big success so far, with over 1 million players to date on Xbox Game Pass for PC (along with other places such as Steam), which sets a new record for the platform. It's Microsoft's longest-running franchise, so this makes it the biggest launch in the series' 38 years of existence. 

Launched just over two weeks ago, Microsoft Flight Simulator has had an easy flight so far. It has a 92 score on OpenCritic, although at TechRaptor we gave it a 8/10 score, which while not as high flying as a lot of the other reviews is still a 'Great' score. 

Regardless, the game has more than one million unique players that have played it, which is a lot of flights. How many exactly? More than 26 million flights and more than 1 billion miles have been float to date, which is the equivalent of flying around the world 40 thousand times. 

Microsoft notes that this is just the beginning for Microsoft Flight Simulator, and that the future will include things such as world updates, sim updates, and "future themed DLC". 

 
 

If you want to check out Microsoft Flight Simulator and give it a whirl, it's available on Steam (where it has a 'Mostly Positive review score of 72%) and on Xbox Game Pass, which is included with a subscription for either the base Game Pass or the Ultimate variant. 

What do you think of this news? Do you think it deserves the success? Have you been playing the latest flight simulator from Microsoft? Let us know in the comments!


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