How Flight Simulator reached 1 million users in 38 years

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how flight-simulator reached 1 million users

Only two weeks into the launch of the new Flight Simulator, the developers proudly announced that this was the game’s biggest roll out in 38 years.

We have had more than one million unique players take to the skies. Additionally, Microsoft Flight Simulator was the biggest game launch in Xbox Game Pass for PC (Beta) history.

Additionally, the numbers show that the Simulator completed more than 26 million flights and amassed more than 1 billion miles flown to date (which would count for flying around the world over 40 thousand times).

Not to mention that Flight Simulator is the longest PC game series of all time.

What’s next for Flight Simulator

flight simulator reaches 1 million users

The long-awaited for Flight Simulator received excellent reviews upon launch and fairly so.

The game features masterfully detailed cities, planes, and airports, as well as realistic flight controls to count for a complete immersion into the flight experience. 

The entire environment is the result of a conjoint effort of pilots, flight enthusiasts, virtual travelers.

Experts agree that the whole experience makes up for the glitches reported in installation or loading times.

On this note, the announcement praises the community’s feedback, which surely had a word in Microsoft’s quick response and patches released to fix the install/launch issues.

A second patch was released a few days ago and mostly improves on the game’s stability.

More world updates, sim updates, and future themed DLC are expected to enrich the Flight Simulator environment in the near future.

With such a good start and interaction with the fans, we can only hope for more good news from this awesome game.

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