Microsoft news recap: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to Xbox Series X|S next year, joins Amazon’s Climate Pledge, and more

Jack Wilkinson

Microsoft news recap is a weekly feature highlighting the top Microsoft news stories of the past week. Sit back, grab some coffee, and enjoy the read!

Microsoft Flight Simulator is coming to Xbox Series X|S consoles in Summer 2021, watch the first trailer here

Xbox gamers vying for Microsoft Flight Simulator to come to Microsoft’s latest Xbox consoles, Xbox Series X|S, can now sleep easy after the company confirmed that the game is coming to its next-gen consoles next year, announcing it at The Game Awards. Microsoft Flight Simulator is set to arrive on Xbox Series X|S in Summer 2021.

Microsoft joins Amazon’s Climate Pledge along with 12 other companies

Amazon has launched its Climate Pledge Initiative, where those who sign up are committing to reach net-zero annual carbon emissions by 2040. Alongside 12 other companies joining Amazon, Microsoft has also signed up to the initiative.

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Minecraft Dungeons gets a new Howling Peaks DLC today

The latest DLC for Minecraft Dungeons saw its release this week. Called Howling Peaks, players will be able to enjoy a new mountain adventure, whilst also being able to obtain new armour, weapons, and artifacts. New monsters have also been added.

OneDrive for Web is getting dark mode in January

As a New Year present, OneDrive for Web will be receiving its own dark mode come January. From January, the new dark mode will begin rolling out, so it may take some time to be available to everyone, but at least this puts a firmer date on when dark mode is set to arrive, following its initial announcement back in July.

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That’s it for this week. We’ll be back next week with more Microsoft news.