It’s the news that many of us have been waiting to have confirmed – yes, Microsoft Flight Simulator is hitting the newest Xbox consoles in 2021.

It’s not due until mid-year, but just knowing that it’s coming helps appease our lust to fly. After all, it’s not something that we can readily do to any great degree in real life currently. Stupid 2020!

Microsoft claim that “players will get to experience the same level of depth and complexity that fans of the sim have come to enjoy and love on PC.”

A quite lovely – and well edited – trailer has been put together for the announcement, featuring the soothing tones of the great Satchmo, Louis Armstrong. Without any further keyboard clacking, here it is:

Microsoft Flight Simulator and accessories at JB Hi-Fi.