Update: Be warned, Microsoft Flight Simulator has an immediate 27GB update for Series X and Series S that has been pushed live at the time of release. You'll unfortunately need to complete this before you can start playing!


Original story: It's time for take-off! Microsoft Flight Simulator is officially now available for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S with Xbox Game Pass, so you can start playing right now! Expect some busy servers though...

If you're not sure whether it's worth a download, we've put together a guide on everything you need to know about Microsoft Flight Simulator on Xbox Game Pass, and the critic reviews have been extremely positive so far!

You can also buy the game in three different versions on the Microsoft Store, with Standard, Deluxe and Premium Deluxe variants available. The latter two provide access to a greater selection of handcrafted planes and airports.

From light planes to wide-body jets, fly highly detailed and accurate aircraft in the next generation of Microsoft Flight Simulator. Test your piloting skills against the challenges of night flying, real-time atmospheric simulation and live weather in a dynamic and living world. Create your flight plan to anywhere on the planet. The world is at your fingertips.

How are you getting on with Microsoft Flight Simulator so far? Let us know in the comments below.

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