The lights are on
The successor to Microsoft's long-running Flight Simulator series will be hitting Windows PCs this spring -- and it won't cost you a thing.The game seeks to give hardcore aviators the realistic, detailed controls that was the hallmark of the Flight Simulator series while providing a more accessible point of entry for novice pilots.After downloading the game for free, you'll be able to instantly fly around the gorgeous Big Island of Hawaii. Also, if you sign in with your Games for Windows Live account, you'll get bonus content like a Boeing Stearman plane, new missions, and access to Achievements. After that, Microsoft will offer additional for-pay content like new aircraft and areas.For more on the game, go to the official site. You can sign up for the Microsoft Flight beta here.
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Looks like it's worth a download.
I wonder when the beta is going to come out
I sent you guys news tips about MS FLIGHT ages ago! I thought you'd never do a story on it. Frankly, though, I signed up for the beta the day they started accepting applications (12/1/11).
I'll check this for sure. Free version will be probably enough for me but who knows.
Hmm this might be a good test whether my rebuilt PC can handle a game. And I love the Big Island! Mahalo!
I grew up with flight simulator, it would be so cool to be a pilot (although i have a feeling i would mess up big time), the free-to-play model for it seems odd but I'll probably get it just to check it out.
Well it's not like they need any more money. Windows is overpriced as ever.
Sweet, I still have my old Flight Simulator Joystick, I might bust it out for this.
It's free after you buy an online pass for 1200 MS points.
If only I had a good pc
But there will still be an option to buy the game at full retail price and get all of the content at once right? Speaking from the perspective of an actual licensed pilot, if I have to take out my credit card every time I want to fly in a new area or a new plane I'll avoid this thing like an AIDS/Plauge hybrid. FSX looks pretty enough.