In a surprising announcement, Microsoft has confirmed that Microsoft Flight Simulator can now be used on almost any mobile device, low-end PC and the Xbox One series of games consoles. Using the power of Xbox Cloud Gaming, simmers can fly anywhere in the world from almost anywhere in the world.
Starting today, anyone with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate will be able to take to the skies from a range of supported devices and have the same experience as someone using the simulator at home on their Xbox console. Providing you have a supported device, you can stream Microsoft Flight Simulator to your mobile phone or tablet and fly anywhere in the world with any aircraft that can be found in the default simulator or purchased through the in-sim Marketplace (Xbox versions). This is also true for those who own an Xbox One console, who will be able to launch the simulator through the Xbox dashboard and enjoy a 1080p 30fps flight simulation experience.
Those that do use the Xbox Cloud Gaming service to stream the simulator, you will be able to use the simulator using standard controller inputs from a range of Bluetooth controllers. When using the streaming service, you will share the same multiplayer universe as simmers on PC and Xbox Series X|S, meaning your skies will almost certainly always be full.
Finally, Microsoft confirmed that World Updates I – VI will be streamed automatically to all players on the Xbox Cloud Gaming service, whilst purchases made through the in-sim Marketplace on Xbox will also be available to use.
This is truly revolutionary stuff and means that even more simmers around the world can access Microsoft Flight Simulator in almost an instant. Tell us in the comments below if you will find yourself using the simulator on the go via your mobile device.
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