Twitch Plays Microsoft Flight Simulator Resulted In A Successful First Flight

The Twitch Plays collective even managed to avoid disaster when it pulled off a barrel roll maneuver.


Microsoft Flight Simulator is an intricate game of authentic aviation, one that challenges would-be pilots to take control of a number of aircraft and safely fly across the globe.

It's an impressive feat for anyone to achieve, but such a task is even more astounding when handled by the Twitch community. No stranger to playing games as a collective after conquering Pokemon and Dark Souls, Twitch took on Microsoft Flight Simulator thanks to the efforts of Rami Ismail, formerly of Vlambeer.

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While Twitch Plays Microsoft Flight Simulator did run into some initial technical difficulties, such as a Twitch member constantly powering down the engines before take-off, the group still managed to successfully fly a Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner for an hour.

The flight departed from the Kosice International Airport in Slovakia and landed back there safe and sound. At one point, a barrel roll over the ocean was even achieved. If you're interested, you can watch the full flight on Twitch.

The latest game in the Flight Simulator series has done well since release, becoming the biggest launch in the 38-year history of the series and also the biggest launch in Xbox Game Pass for PC history.

In our Microsoft Flight Simulator review, it earned 9/10, with critic Edmond Tran saying that the game is a "spectacular technical achievement and a deeply inspiring experience filled with glorious possibilities."

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