One of the surprising announcements at the recent Xbox Games Showcase was the release of Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024, the sequel to one of the highest-rated games of 2020. Microsoft Flight Simulator is one of the longest-running gaming franchises, with the first entry in the series released way back in 1982.
Microsoft Flight Simulator is back in a big way with the 2020 Microsoft Flight Simulator game. Microsoft Flight Simulator, which released first on PC and then made its way to Xbox Series X/S consoles a year later, earned a near-universal critical acclaim with an incredible overall average review score of 92 according to review aggregator OpenCritic. It will be a lot of time before Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024 surpasses its predecessor, but everything shown so far looks jaw-dropping.
The Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024 trailer on the Xbox Games Showcase garnered much attention for its ridiculous graphics quality. When it launches in 2024, it’s safe to say that Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024 will feature some of the industry’s absolute best graphics to date. It offers players photorealistic and sprawling worlds to practice their flying skills on, and it seems to offer a more advanced sim experience by adding some more diverse objectives.
This time around, players will fight wildfires, conduct search and rescue operations, transport cargo, act as an air ambulance, and more. It looks like Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024 is building on the incredible foundation established by the 2020 games and building on that foundation to create something that might appeal more to a wider audience.
While Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 has earned rave reviews from critics, there’s no denying that it’s still a niche game. Many gamers simply aren’t interested in this hyper-realistic emulator. Perhaps Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024 will have more appeal by giving players a wider variety of missions to complete.
Of course, Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024 still has to prove itself. What’s on display looks simply stunning, but it still has an uphill battle if it hopes to garner as many accolades as its predecessor. Regardless, this should be a major release for the Xbox Game Pass subscription service, as Game Pass subscribers will be able to try out Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024 without making any major financial commitments. As a niche game, Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024 is the perfect launch day game for Xbox Game Pass, and next year will be exciting.
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024 launches 2024 PC and Xbox Series X.