Microsoft Flight Simulator (Win 10) is the biggest game launch ever for Xbox Game Pass for PC, according to Asobo Studios and Xbox. The developers have shared some impressive player stats, showing that over one million unique players have already flown over one billion miles — the same distance as flying around the world more than 40 thousand times.
“Just over two weeks ago, Microsoft Flight Simulator launched,” says head of Microsoft Flight Simulator Jorg Neumann. “Thanks to the incredible support of our community of fans, pilots, flight enthusiasts and virtual travelers, we have had more than one million unique players take to the skies. Additionally, Microsoft Flight Simulator was the biggest game launch in Xbox Game Pass for PC (Beta) history. On behalf of the entire team, we’d like to express our gratitude to all the fans who have begun to explore the world and the magic of flight with us.”
The longest flight so far has been a trip of 7,623km which took over ten hours, with the most popular aircraft being the Daher TBM 930 and the most popular airport John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. “Launch marks the beginning of a journey for us and this is just the start,” continues Neumann. “There is plenty more to come on our flight itinerary including world updates, sim updates, and future themed DLC. Microsoft Flight Simulator is the ticket for anyone who has ever dreamt of flying or exploring the world. The sky is calling.”
If you haven’t yet tried it out and are still feeling a little unsure, check out Sean’s Microsoft Flight Simulator review.