Microsoft Flight Simulator official artwork and logo

[Update]: Microsoft Flight Simulator's first major update will be further fleshing out Japan.

If you're in the mood for exploring the entire world from the comfort of your own living room, you might be interested to hear that the Microsoft Flight Simulator has recently landed onto Steam, the Windows Store and Game Pass. Best of all, the initial version already features support for TrackIR, while full VR support will be launching at some point later this year!

All of that is secondary to the actual gameplay, however, so if you're curious what the Microsoft Flight Simulator even has to offer, that you can find out through two of the in-game previews. Have a gander, they're pretty much exactly what you would expect:

Before you decide whether to grab yourself a copy or not, it is worth mentioning that the Steam version has some sort of issue that causes insanely long installation times. The actual game works perfectly fine once you get through it all, but don't be surprised if you end up having to dedicate an entire day just to getting it to turn on for the first time. An annoying bug to be sure, but things do seem to be slowly getting better, so if you're worried, simply come back in a couple of weeks.

You can keep an eye on any updates, as well as check out a bunch of user reviews, over at Steam. Have fun, and just for good measure, I'll leave you with the brief video highighting the history of the Microsoft Flight Simulator series: