You can fly missions on Dune's desert planet of Arrakis in Microsoft Flight Simulator

Microsoft Flight Simulator heads to Arrakkis, and you can win a one-of-a-kind Dune-themed Xbox Series S and the 'world's first floating Xbox Controller.'

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Dune: Part Two is one of the most anticipated movie releases of the year, with the epic sci-fi sequel set to hit theatres and IMAX screens on March 1, 2024. Microsoft has partnered with Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures to celebrate the release, and there are a couple of cool treats for fans on the horizon.

First, Microsoft Flight Simulator is getting a Dune-themed update, taking players beyond its incredible 1:1 recreation of Earth for the first time. Players can pilot a realistic recreation of the insect-like Royal Atreides Ornithopter on the iconic spice-filled planet of Arrakis. The Dune expansion includes three new tutorials covering take-off, landing, freefall flying, and six activities, including "a daring rescue mission where aviators must save their flight instructor before a massive sandstorm engulfs him."

Which is reminiscent of that tense rescue scene from Dune: Part One. In addition to the Microsoft Flight Simulator expansion, Microsoft is giving away a custom Xbox Series S with an elaborate Ornithopter Stand and the "world's first floating Xbox controller."

Here's Dune's Timothy Chalamet (Paul Atreides) and Austin Butler (Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen) breaking it all down.

The custom Xbox Series S is a collector's item as the red-sand and spice-colored console comes with a detailed Ornithopter stand and holder. It looks impressive, and turning the Xbox Series S circular vent into Arrakis is the level of detail you love to see in a promotion like this.

You can fly missions on Dune's desert planet of Arrakis in Microsoft Flight Simulator 02

It doesn't stop there, as the floating Xbox Controller is equally impressive with what looks to be a magnetic stand hovering above the sand. The only downside is that there's only a single prize back with a custom console and controller up for grabs. All you need to do to enter is follow Xbox on Twitter/X and retweet the post with the hashtag #XboxDunePartTwoSweepstakes.

You can fly missions on Dune's desert planet of Arrakis in Microsoft Flight Simulator 01

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Kosta is a veteran gaming journalist that cut his teeth on well-respected Aussie publications like PC PowerPlay and HYPER back when articles were printed on paper. A lifelong gamer since the 8-bit Nintendo era, it was the CD-ROM-powered 90s that cemented his love for all things games and technology. From point-and-click adventure games to RTS games with full-motion video cut-scenes and FPS titles referred to as Doom clones. Genres he still loves to this day. Kosta is also a musician, releasing dreamy electronic jams under the name Kbit.

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