What do you want to know
- Microsoft Flight Simulator was developed by Asobo Studio and published by Xbox Game Studios.
- After an initial launch on PC in 2020, an Xbox Series X|S version was released in 2021.
- Microsoft Flight Simulator has so far exceeded 10 million players.
The driving simulator from Asobo Studio and Xbox Game Studios has reached a new milestone of players.
Microsoft Flight Simulator has so far crossed 10 million players, as shared via Xbox Wire (opens in a new tab) Wednesday. This is up from the last milestone of 2 million players, which Microsoft Flight Simulator reached in December 2020. The game was first released on PC on August 17, 20202, with Xbox Series X and Xbox Series versions S of the game launched in July. 27, 2021.
At present, Microsoft Flight Simulator remains the only current-gen exclusive Xbox first-party title, although that is set to change quickly in 2023 with the launch of upcoming titles like Starfield, Redfall, and Forza Motorsport, all of which are built exclusively for Xbox Series X | S and PC, though Xbox One owners can still access it through Xbox Cloud Gaming.
This change will also result in increased prices for new Xbox first-party games from Xbox Game Studios and Bethesda Softworks, with the aforementioned games launching at $70 instead of $60. Naturally, all of these games will launch in Xbox Game Pass.