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Flight Simulator’s 2020 growth: 2M players in 4 months


This quickly led to stability and final patches meant to bring the game to a steady evolution.

Along with announcing the news, Xbox also gave thanks to all those who have contributed to the achievement:

This was possible thanks to the incredible community of fans, real-world pilots, flight enthusiasts, and virtual travelers who have embraced the new simulation since its arrival on August 18 and made it the biggest game launch in Xbox Game Pass for PC history. 


What lies ahead for Flight Simulator?

Big plans, surely, for the biggest winner in the Xbox Game Pass history; but first, let’s see some encouraging numbers:

  • Best Sim / Strategy 2020 Award
  • 2 million pilots
  • 50 million total flights
  • Round-the-world tour completed 400 thousand times
  • JFK Airport (New York City) named the favorite destination
  • Airbus A320NEO – most popular aircraft

Plans for 2021

flight simulator plans 2021

First and foremost, on December 22nd, 2020, the developers are planning a VR update launch. So all those looking forward to taking it to the skies during the winter holidays from the comfort of their homes will have the chance to do so even more realistically than before.

Then, Xbox announced that Flight Simulator will be launched on Xbox Series X|S in the summer of 2021. Add to this 3 major game updates, plus 4-5 world updates, and you’ve got a busy upcoming year for Flight Simulator.

What do you think the developer should improve in the simulator? Tell us in the comments.



This post was written by Sinziana Mihalache and was first posted to WindowsReport

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