Microsoft Flight Simulator comes to Xbox Cloud Gaming

Arif Bacchus

Microsoft Flight Simulator on Xbox Series X

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 has finally arrived on Xbox Cloud Gaming. This means that you can now fly the skies of the world from any iOS, Android, Windows, Mac, or Xbox One device, and even via your web browser.

Previously, Flight Simulator was available on PC and Xbox Series S and X with Game Pass Ultimate. However, the simulator had to be stored locally, and you had to meet system requirements to play. Now that it’s on the cloud, you need not worry about any of that, as the Flight Simulator can be streamed from Microsoft’s servers over the internet to your device.

It’s been rumored that Flight Simulator could come to Xbox Cloud Gaming for a while now. But Microsoft was probably waiting for its server blades to be updated to Xbox Series X hardware before pushing the data and resource-heavy title to more gamers via the cloud. That feat began back in June of 2021.

Along with Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020, some other titles are joining Xbox Game Pass. At the top of the list is Far: Changing Tides (Cloud, Console, PC,) Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (Console and PC,) There’s also Kentucky Route Zero (Cloud, Console, and PC,) Lawn Mowing Simulator (Console,) Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy (Cloud, Console, and PC,) and Young Soles (Cloud, Console, and PC.)

If you’re using the Xbox app on your PC, then note that there are some new optimizations that you can enjoy. Microsoft is rolling out the ability to choose what folder your games get installed to, you can repair and move games, and mod more games. The Xbox app can be updated from the Microsoft Store on Windows.