Microsoft Flight Simulator gains over a million players, biggest Game Pass launch yet

Microsoft today announced that its latest iteration of Flight Simulator has been played by over one million unique players on PC. The title launched through Steam, Microsoft Store, and the Xbox Game Pass for PC service on August 18, and although sales figures or platform numbers weren't released today, it has also already become the biggest Game Pass launch for the company.

The company had some interesting stats to share about the incredibly well-received title as well. Since the launch, the Flight Sim community has flown over one billion miles across 26 million flights. John F. Kennedy International Airport has taken the crown as the most popular airport, while the Daher TBM 930 is in the lead as the most popular aircraft.

Microsoft Flight Simulator received its first major bug fixing update yesterday, which aims to take care of installation issues, crashes involving peripherals, among many other problems.

Microsoft added that the launch was just the beginning for the simulator, saying "there is plenty more to come on our flight itinerary including world updates, sim updates, and future themed DLC." An Xbox One version of the title is in the works as well, though no release date information has been shared yet.

Interestingly, this is not the only recently-released first-party Xbox title to breach the one million player mark soon after launch, with Obsidian Entertainment's survival game Grounded also breezing past that milestone.

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