It seems that Microsoft Flight Simulator for Xbox Series X may launch during E3 2021 itself. According to a listing spotted on US retailer GameStop, the Microsoft Flight Simulator Xbox Series X release date is June 15, 2021. This was spotted by eagle-eyed members of popular gaming forum ResetEra. When you consider a new trailer is scheduled to drop on June 10 thanks to its development roadmap made public, we could see Microsoft Flight Simulator Xbox Series X details revealed during the Summer Game Fest 2021 that takes place also on June 10.
During The Game Awards last year, Microsoft announced that the Xbox Series X and S would get Microsoft Flight Simulator in the summer of 2021. Since then we’ve got no update on a concrete release date. This would make E3 2021 the perfect period for a release and the GameStop listing would lend credence to this.
Launched last year to critical acclaim on PC, Microsoft Flight Simulator was recently updated so that it would occupy less space on hard drives, cutting down its file size from 170GB to 83GB. Previously, it received VR support allowing Oculus, Valve, and HTC headset owners to play it in virtual reality.
That said, how the game eventually runs on Xbox Series X and S may be a point of concern. Reason being, the title is notorious for having steep PC specifications. With the Series S being called out by developers as holding games back, what cuts Asobo Studio has to make to Microsoft Flight Simulator run on the smaller, less powerful console will be of interest.