Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020: Xbox Series X|S release coming suggests leaks - Next gen, release date & more

This article contains information about the 'release-date' of either a movie, game or product. Unless stated explicitly, release dates are speculative & subject to change. See something wrong? Contact us here

According to leaks, Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 has been confirmed for release on next gen consoles Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S!

Let's go over what we know so far about the game's potential takeoff on next gen.

Xbox Series X|S release leaks

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 has teased console release since beta, and a new leak points to a year one release on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S.

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 xbox series x s release date leak next gen
click to enlarge
+ 4
LINEUP: Leaks suggest these games will be first year releases on Xbox Series X and S

While we can't take this leak as a confirmation, it suggests something that players have been hoping for since MSFS was first delayed.

READ MORE:Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020: Every Airport

And that's being able to play Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 on next gen console with the Xbox Series X.

Release Date

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 has been available on PC since 18 August, and even then after months of alpha and beta stages.

microsoft flight simulator 2020 xbox series x a320neo airbus
click to enlarge
+ 4
TAKE TO THE SKIES: Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 is absolutely gorgeous

Despite this lengthy period, the game still hasn't reached console!

READ MORE:Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 PC Specs

Players have been expecting console release for months, and if new leaks are to be believed, it's coming in the first year of the Xbox Series X and S.

Next Gen

Next gen consoles will soon shake the gaming world up massively.

The Xbox Series X will be the first next gen console to hit the market, releasing on 10 November. Sister console Xbox Series S will also arrive the same day.

Xbox Series X
click to enlarge
+ 4
CHOICES, CHOICES: Xbox Series X and Series S offer gamers options for next gen consoles

Meanwhile, PS5 will be following a staggered release date schedule with some regions getting Sony's console before others.

PS5 release dates
click to enlarge
+ 4
LUCK OF THE DRAW: Some areas will have PS5 a week before others!

Thus far, we've had no reason to believe Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 will ever land on PS5 - but if these leaks are correct, the Xbox Series X runway is clearing shortly.

For more articles like this, take a look at our Flight Simulator page.