Original Xbox One players missed out on Microsoft Flight Simulator, but owners of the last-gen console can now access the game on their hardware. Plus, you can experience the magic of flying anywhere you want without having to commit nearly 100 GB of storage to install the game.
This is because Microsoft Flight Simulator is coming to Xbox Cloud Gaming via Xbox Game Pass. All Game Pass subscribers can now stream Flight Simulator at 1080p/30fps on Xbox One, as well as other Xbox Cloud Gaming-enabled devices like Series X | S, phone, tablet and PC.
Microsoft says the multiplayer experience is the same across all devices, meaning you can play with your friends no matter what hardware they’re using. Also, if you have made in-game purchases on Series X instances | S, those transactions will be migrated to the cloud instance.
This option is also available to Series X owners | S want to try the game without installing. Microsoft Flight Simulator has a file size of around 97 GB, which is a big chunk of the built-in console storage.
That being said, Microsoft Flight Simulator is definitely worth your time. We called the game a masterpiece, saying, “It’s hard to fully describe how amazing it feels to jump off a plane and literally fly freely to and from anywhere in the world. .”
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Logan Plant is a freelance writer for IGN. You can find him on Twitter @LoganJPlant.
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