2M Microsoft Flight Simulator Pilots; VR Update Next Week

Xbox Wire calls Microsoft Flight Simulator the fastest growing entry in the series, saying the new installment has attracted over two million players to date. It sounds like this is in part due to its inclusion in the Xbox Game Pass for PC, as they say: "This was possible thanks to the incredible community of fans, real-world pilots, flight enthusiasts, and virtual travelers who have embraced the new simulation since its arrival on August 18 and made it the biggest game launch in Xbox Game Pass for PC history." They also discuss future plans, including next week's launch of a VR update and the game's release for the Xbox Series X|S in the summer. Here's a new VR trailer and here's word:
As a thank you to all of you – die-hard simmers and newcomers to flight simulation alike – we are pleased to announce that we are preparing a few surprises alongside the VR update launching on December 22. Everyone will receive a unique Microsoft Flight Simulator-themed livery for the entire launch plane fleet and simmers will be able to fly with the same cute dog-themed liveries that Rufus and Sam flew in their Pitts Special. Finally, given the time of year, the update will add real-time snow and true-to-life ice coverage to the entire planet.

As we’ve said time and time again, our launch in 2020 was only the beginning of our journey with Microsoft Flight Simulator. We are excited to carry this momentum into 2021 – we will launch on Xbox Series X|S in the summer, we are planning 3 large updates to the simulation, and we will update the world 4-5 times with additional World Updates (as well as a few other surprises we have planned).