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Over 1 Million People Have Used Microsoft Flight Simulator

Releasing on August 18th, the long-awaited Microsoft Flight Simulator finally landed for fans around the world. The Franchise has been beloved by Microsoft for years and then it went mostly dormant between 2006 until the…

Over 1 Million People Have Used Microsoft Flight Simulator

Releasing on August 18th, the long-awaited Microsoft Flight Simulator finally landed for fans around the world. The Franchise has been beloved by Microsoft for years and then it went mostly dormant between 2006 until the reveal of a new Flight Simulator in 2019. The release of the new simulator breathed new life into the genre and we saw a huge uptake in fans looking to take flight in the new simulator. Despite the simulator being out now for only a matter of weeks, over 1 million unique users have loaded up the simulator to fly.

Alongside this huge and staggering achievement, more than 26 million flights have been logged which has amounted to over 1 billion virtual miles flown. Those numbers will continue to grow as Microsoft continues to add downloadable packs, world updates and the third-parties continue to bring out the latest aircraft or scenery products. It’s not just time in the simulator that has been vast in size, but also the fact that over 6.5 million hours of play time has been watched on Twitch.

This just proves that the release of Microsoft Flight Simulator has gone just beyond the flight simulation community and has gripped a world where travelling isn’t the same as it was once. Over time, we look forward to seeing those 1 million unique people step even further into the flight simulation community and supporting their newfound hobby.

In related news, Microsoft yesterday released the first patch for Microsoft Flight Simulator addressing some performance concerns and other minor changes based on community feedback.

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