Update (Tue 27th Jul, 2021 12:30 BST): Happy Microsoft Flight Simulator day! The game will be live on Xbox Series X and Series S (with Game Pass) in just a few short hours, and all the times you need are above and below.

Original story (Sat 24th Jul, 2021 10:00 BST): We're sure you're well aware by this point that Microsoft Flight Simulator is taking off for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S on Tuesday, July 27, but now Asobo Studio has also confirmed exactly what time it'll be joining Xbox Game Pass.

You can see the full list of all the times from across the world below, which ranges from early morning in some countries to late afternoon and evening in others. To put it simply, it's not a generic midnight release.

The first previews for Microsoft Flight Simulator on Series X and Series S dropped yesterday, and the verdict seems to be that it runs very impressively on both consoles, maintaining a solid frame rate even on the budget Series S.

Don't forget that you can now pre-download all 97GB of the game ahead of Tuesday by going to the Xbox Game Pass app and searching for Flight Sim, ensuring that you're all ready to go when the release time rolls around.

Got any special plans for Flight Sim on Tuesday? Let us know down in the comments below!