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"Microsoft Flight" Announced

Last updated Mon, 19 Oct 2015 09:57:23 GMT
Originally posted on Mon, 23 Aug 2010 14:35:30 GMT

Microsoft FlightAnnounced by Microsoft on the 18th August 2010 at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany is the development of the next flight simulator in Microsoft series, now called "Microsoft Flight".  They seemed to have dropped the "Simulator" ending, opening up the software to many more players and simulation enthusiasts.  By dropping the "Simulator" word, the game is targeted at anyone with a slight interested in virtual aviation, not just the flight "simulator" enthusiast.

The announcement of Microsoft Flight didn't come as a complete surprise, as Microsoft Flight Simulator is one of Microsoft's best selling and longest developed software titles for the PC.  While the demise of the ACES studio was saddening for the flight simulator community, we all knew deep down to expect a release of another Microsoft developer simulator package.

While there was no news on the development of another simulator by Microsoft, X-Plane flight simulator for PC, Mac and iPhone started gaining popularity within the community.  However, this is a much more realistic simulator and is targeted at more advanced virtual aviators.

Microsoft don't have a lot of information on "Microsoft Flight" yet, however keep checking Fly Away Simulation for the latest updates and press releases on this.

"Microsoft Flight will bring a new perspective to the long-standing genre, welcoming everyone, including long-time fans, to experience the magic of flight." - Microsoft PR.

Users can expect great enhancements from FS10 aka FSX.  The entire engine will be built around DX10 with advanced lighting, 3D textures and much more.  This should bring the Microsoft simulator package to the next level of realism.

Links for Microsoft Flight

Screenshot of the Microsoft Flight website
Screenshot of the Microsoft Flight website

This article regarding the release of Microsoft Flight was written by in house flight simulation editor, Simon Borthwick.

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Ian Stephens

About Ian Stephens

Ian Stephens is a flight simulation enthusiast also with a keen interest in aviation and technology.  Ian spends a lot of his time experimenting with various simulator packages but has a love for Microsoft Flight Simulator X because of the huge selection of add-ons available.  However, Ian also has copies of Prepar3D and X-Plane installed. 

Ian has been writing for Fly Away Simulation for over 9 years.  Should you wish, you can contact Ian via email at

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