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.