• Microsoft Flight Simulator Xbox FAQ

    Microsoft Flight Simulator Xbox FAQ

    When will Microsoft Flight Simulator on Xbox Series X|S be released?

    Microsoft Flight Simulator will be released for Xbox Series X|S on July 27th, 2021.

    If I have Microsoft Flight Simulator already for PC, do I already own the Xbox version?

    Yes, if you have the Windows Store PC version, you will also have the Xbox version. This means that if you already own the simulator through the Microsoft Store, you will be able to play it on Xbox as well. The sim shares the same multiplayer world, content, and services. However, if you purchase through Steam, you will not have access to the Xbox version.

    Do I need an internet connection to play?

    Microsoft Flight Simulator has an offline mode. To turn this mode on, you will need to launch the simulator with an internet connection first. From there, you can activate this mode and play offline in the future.

    Is it local multiplayer or online multiplayer?

    Online multiplayer.

    Does the Xbox version have cross-play functionality with Windows Store and Steam PC Version?

    Yes, you will see users online from all versions of Microsoft Flight Simulator.

    Will my Marketplace purchases carry over to the Xbox version?

    Microsoft Flight Simulator will be updated on all available platforms to feature cross-save timed with its launch on Xbox Series X|S, allowing players to transfer DLC that was produced by Microsoft/Asobo and progress over to whichever platform they prefer. DLC produced by third-party developers might be transferable, but that is a decision made by each third party development team.

    NOTE: DLC purchased on a Steam version will not work on Xbox.

    Which Xbox consoles will it be available on?

    Microsoft Flight Simulator will be available for Xbox Series X|S.

    Are there any differences between the PC version and Xbox version?

    The experience of Microsoft Flight Simulator is the same.

    Are achievements cross-platform?

    Achievements are shared across Xbox and the Microsoft Store version of the sim. However, Steam achievements will not transfer over.

    Can I use Xbox Game Pass to play Microsoft Flight Simulator on the Xbox version?

    Xbox Game Pass for PC: Microsoft Flight Simulator is included in Xbox Game Pass for PC as part of the $9.99 monthly subscription to the service.

    Xbox Game Pass Ultimate: Microsoft Flight Simulator will be included in Xbox Game Pass Ultimate at launch as part of the $14.99 monthly subscription to the service.

    Can I upgrade editions?

    Yes, it is possible to purchase Upgrade bundles from the in-game Marketplace.

    What is the list of recommended peripherals that will work for the Xbox version?

    Microsoft Flight Simulator fully supports Xbox gamepad, keyboard and mouse, Thrustmaster T.Flight Hotas One, Thrustmaster T.Flight Rudder, and HORI HOTAS Flight Stick for Xbox One. New, Xbox-compatible peripherals will be announced soon, but we cannot share any further details at this time.

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      roundsaturn -
      Hi Nels, I am a long time simmer, but been very much out of it (simming) for a long while now. Switched at a friends recomendation to FSX steam version some time ago to get away from all the crash issues with the disk version. It made the experience better, but then when MFS2020 was announced I knew I had to upgrade. I kind of lost interest in fsx knowing what was on the horizon..Looking forward to 2020 I soon realized my current i7 wouldn't cut it. I have sat back watching videos and looking at specs. The last thing I want to do is spend $1500 for a new tower that won't run the game correctly. Now the news of the Xbox version and I am looking at the cost of buying an X or S. Obviously much cheaper. I can't wait until I can see gameplay on the S and the X to determine the better choice. Ready to upgrade my simming experience, but don't want to make a mistake in the process. Suggestions welcomed. Curious about the furure of VA flight over Xbox and cost...
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