Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 launches on PC tomorrow via the Microsoft store and steam, but lots of people continue to ask: can you play Microsoft Flight Simulator on Xbox One?
Although the game will be available for Xbox Game Pass on PC as early as August 18th, you will not be able to play Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 on Xbox One.
This is because there is no release date for the ambitious pilot-sim on console yet despite a version being in the works.
In regard to the Xbox One version, no release date has been announced, but developer Asobo Studio have said that it will not jeopardise the PC version.
“The Xbox will help us to optimize the product, so it will also be a benefit for PC,” said lead software engineer, Martial Bossard.
“There is nothing PC will lose from the Xbox. It’s basically the opposite. We’re doing the work to have a better experience on the Xbox family, then we will improve the PC version at the same time.”
Again, no release date has been provided for console, but more details will be provided at a later date.
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 is one of the most anticipated games of the year and it comes out on Windows 10 just next month. Not only that, but it has also been announced for a release on Steam with VR support a year later. Although we now know that the game will be available on Steam, as well as Windows 10 and Xbox Game Pass, lots of console gamers are asking the following question: will Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 be on Xbox One?
There are numerous editions you can buy for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 and this has resulted in confusion about its premium airports. This confusion isn’t ideal when the game officially releases on August 18th, but so far the previews have been extremely positive.
While Windows 10 and Steam users can look forward to buying and playing it next month, will it eventually be available on Xbox One?
Will Microsoft Flight Simulator be on Xbox?
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 will not be on Xbox One when the game launches for PC on August 18th.
However, Microsoft Flight Simulator will be on Xbox One and maybe Xbox Series X at a later date that hasn’t been revealed.
It’s been confirmed in the past that the ambitious simulation game is coming to the current-gen console, but no release date or window has been revealed leading to suspicions for 2021.
As for what has recently been said about Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 on Xbox One, you can find a quote from Asobo Studio’s lead software engineer, Martial Bossard, down below (via Windows Central):
“The Xbox will help us to optimize the product, so it will also be a benefit for PC. There is nothing PC will lose from the Xbox. It’s basically the opposite. We’re doing the work to have a better experience on the Xbox family, then we will improve the PC version at the same time.”
The above quote has resulted in Windows Central suggesting that Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 on Xbox One will be treated like a low-end PC.
More details about Microsoft Flight Simulator on Xbox will be delivered at a later date, but this’ll probably happen after it successfully launches on Windows 10, Xbox Game Pass, and Steam.