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Microsoft Flight

If you are interested in Microsoft Flight news and announcements, you will find them here. In this section, we will keep you updated on the latest happenings in the world of Microsoft Flight. Recently, Microsoft released an FAQ section that provides the answers so many of the questions users may have.

Pre-Release screenshot of Microsoft Flight demonstrating buildings, water and clouds.

Pre-Release screenshot of Microsoft Flight demonstrating buildings, water and clouds.  View the full gallery of screenshots here.

There was also a very interesting message about performance issues and systems we should expect "Flight" to run on.

Microsoft Flight will be released very soon, some time in 2012; however there is no official release date yet.  The announcement of Microsoft Flight came as a slight surprise as the Microsoft ACES studio (that developed the previous versions) was closed down.

Not much is known yet regarding the software’s features. Even though that is the case, the flight simulation community is anxiously awaiting its arrival. The development of Microsoft Flight was announced in Germany at Gamescom. As the arrival date for Microsoft Flight draws near, the software is being featured on various websites, one being the Fly Away Simulation site. Individuals that would like to be kept current on Microsoft Flight development should bookmark this page. We will provide updates as details are released.

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Microsoft Flight Canceled And Staff Laid Off

Posted on Sun, 05 Aug 2012 14:14:52 GMT

After ACES studio was closed in 2009, nearly three decades of Microsoft supplying players with a means of flight simulation came to an end. So when Microsoft Flight® and it's free-to-play model came to the table in February of this year, there was a faint light at the end of the tunnel in the form of a current generation flight simulator, with constant support from Microsoft.

Microsoft Flight Review

Posted on Wed, 29 Feb 2012 10:14:32 GMT

Microsoft Flight is a brand new franchise, set to appeal to a much wider audience than previous flight simulators. It is available as a free download and can be played for free. Although more content is unlocked if you choose to sign in to GFWL (Games For Windows Live), and more content can be bought and downloaded from the GFWL Marketplace.

Microsoft Flight Launches February 29 2012

Posted on Mon, 20 Feb 2012 07:00:00 GMT

Microsoft has announced the official launch date for Microsoft Flight: February 29th, 2012.

Microsoft Flight Release Date and 5 New Screenshots

Posted on Tue, 07 Feb 2012 14:49:23 GMT

It's official, the release date for Microsoft's "Flight" simulation package for PC will be February 29th, 2012.  Along with this announcement, they have also released 5 additional screenshots demonstrating some more features you can expect from Flight.

Microsoft Flight: Behind the Scenes at the Microsoft Studios

Posted on Wed, 04 Jan 2012 14:00:00 GMT

On December 13th 2011, the team at Fly Away Simulation were invited to an event demonstrating and discussing Microsoft's next flight simulator release, Microsoft Flight.  Many facts, information, and topics were discussed at this event.  William Luxton, a member of our editorial team was at the event and has the following report for your reading pleasure.

Microsoft Flight Takes to the Skies

Posted on Wed, 04 Jan 2012 14:00:00 GMT

In a press release we received for publication today entitled "Microsoft Flight" Takes to the Skies, Microsoft announce more details and official documentation regarding "Flight".  We have published it here for your viewing pleasure.

Microsoft Announce Beta Program for "Flight"

Posted on Mon, 05 Dec 2011 19:22:56 GMT

Microsoft have announced a beta program for their next flight simulator release, Microsoft Flight.  Anyone can now register for the beta program and provide feedback to Microsoft about the software.

13 More "Microsoft Flight" Screenshots

Posted on Fri, 18 Nov 2011 10:28:27 GMT

The development team behind Microsoft's next flight simulation package, Microsoft Flight have released an additional 13 screenshots this month.  We have included them all in the Microsoft Flight screenshots gallery for users to see.

Microsoft Flight November Update Discusses Performance

Posted on Thu, 17 Nov 2011 17:15:07 GMT

The November Update from the development team behind Microsoft Flight discuss a topic that many of us are very concerned about - performance.  The update includes information on what systems can run reasonably at both high and low settings and also a screenshot to demonstrate.

19 More Microsoft Flight Screenshots Released

Posted on Wed, 09 Nov 2011 13:10:26 GMT

Microsoft have released 19 more screenshots from their next flight simulator, Microsoft Flight over the past few months.  We have added them all the the Microsoft Flight Screenshots gallery, where you can view them and comment too.

New Microsoft Flight Screenshots added

Posted on Thu, 17 Feb 2011 14:20:38 GMT

We have added an additional 10 screenshots from Microsoft's next generation flight simulator package: Microsoft Flight.  The images give users some idea of what to expect from the new package and also show images of aircraft, scenery and lighting and weather features.

Microsoft Flight Official FAQ's

Posted on Fri, 24 Sep 2010 14:56:02 GMT

Microsoft have updated their landing page for Microsoft Flight.  Included now are some common FAQ's that users may find an interesting read.  These FAQ's have been written by Microsoft, so they are genuine and original.  While they don't yet mention an estimated relase date, they do give us more information on what to expect and whats included in the Microsoft Flight package.

Microsoft Flight, What Can We Expect?

Posted on Fri, 17 Sep 2010 18:33:12 GMT

With the announcement of Microsoft's next flight simulator release, Microsoft Flight, the whole community is wondering what we can expect in terms of graphics, default aircraft and scenery environment.  Microsoft Flight's official version is FS11, know among the community as that.  There have been thousands of feature requests from avid flight simulator users, but we're still yet to see what has actually made it into this next generation of flight simulators from Microsoft.

Microsoft Flight now featured on Fly Away Simulation

Posted on Mon, 13 Sep 2010 22:10:02 GMT

Microsoft's next flight simulator release, Microsoft Flight, is now being featured on the Fly Away Simulation flight simulation website.  The team at Fly Away Simulation have added a whole new dimension to their flight simulator portal following an exciting announcement by Microsoft. Microsoft has announced that they will be releasing the next in their series of flight simulator packages for PC users, with the next release being called Microsoft Flight.

Microsoft Flight Announced

Posted on Mon, 23 Aug 2010 14:35:30 GMT

Announced 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.