Budding pilots and sightseers rejoice, for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now out and about for Xbox Series X|S.

Bringing the ability to fly everything from light planes to massive airliners, it’s easily the most realistic piloting experience to ever hit consoles. Be challenged by real-time weather – including accurate wind speed and direction, temperature, humidity, rain, and lightning – in the game’s dynamic living world, all via satellite data from Bing Maps and cloud-based AI using Azure.

Put aside plenty of time, as there are over 37,000 airports, two million cities, 1.5 billion buildings, real mountain ranges, roads, trees, rivers, animals, traffic, and more to check out.

Flight sims can be overwhelming at first play, so Microsoft Flight Simulator on Xbox has a series of “Discovery Flights” to help players get to grips with it all – and see some amazing sights! Couple this with detailed flight training as well as AI flight assistance and you’ll be off the ground (and safely back on it) in no time.

Beyond what we get now will be regular free expansions, including world updates, themed DLC bundles and more true-to-life aircraft.

To help celebrate the console launch, Xbox have created a series of videos featuring real-life and virtual pilots. Check them out below.

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