MICROSOFT Flight Simulator is finally available on Xbox – around a year after launching on PC.
The iconic remake lets you control some of the world’s best-known aircraft, and fly them around a stunningly realised Earth.
Microsoft has stunningly recreated millions of real-world cities[/caption]
The world is populated by realistic animals that bring Microsoft’s virtual Earth to life[/caption]
Come fly with me
In fact, you can fly anywhere, cruising over millions of cities and billions of buildings.
Microsoft’s first version of Flight Simulator launched way back in 1982.
But it’s got nothing on the mammoth scale of the new game.
The tech firm has 3D-mapped much of the world’s terrain, including trees, grass, buildings and water.
Airplanes have realistic physics, weather data is borrowed from the real-world, and there are huge draw distances of up to 600km.
That means you can see storms from hundreds of miles away – and even spot lightning in the clouds.
According to Microsoft, there are more than 37,000 airports available to use in the Flight Simulator.
You can also explore over 2million cities, 1.5billion buildings, as well as real mountains, roads, trees and rivers.
Areas aren’t lifeless either: you’ll be able to spy traffic, and even animals.
The world is brought to life even more by the addition of day and night time.
And you’ll have to contend with live real-time weather, including accurate wind speeds and directions, temperatures, humidity, rain and lighting.
You can pilot a wide range of aircraft, from light planes to commercial jets.
And they’ll scale to your level with interactive and highlighted instruments, guidance and checklists.
You can create flight plans for anywhere on the planet, so you can even visit areas you know – like your own neighbourhood.
The game costs £59.99 if you buy it outright.
Get it for £1
But the thriftier way to get it is via Xbox Game Pass.
Game Pass Ultimate gives you access to more than 100 premium games for Xbox and PC.
It includes smash-hit titles, including ones from top-tier franchises like Halo.
The Pass is sort of like a Netflix for games, so you only have access to Game Pass titles while you’re subscribed.
But it also features some additional perks too, including in-game content, exclusive deals, partner offers and consumables.
This normally costs £10.99 a month, but there’s currently a sale that gets you the subscription for £1.
Better still, Microsoft is also throwing an extra two months in for free.
- Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for £1 – buy here
More games will be added over time, so it’s worth keeping an eye on Game Pass updates.
All prices in this article were correct at the time of writing, but may have since changed. Always do your own research before making any purchase.
You can fly anywhere in the world[/caption]
Microsoft has dedicated processing specifically to make clouds look as realistic as possible[/caption]
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