Microsoft Studios has announced that their revival of the long-running Flight Simulator series will launch this spring.
The free-to-play offering, dubbed Microsoft Flight, will initially include the island of Hawaii at launch including a variety of missions, challenges and multiple aircraft to experiment with.
“Many people dream of flying, but few have the chance to experience the fun of exploring the world from above. Microsoft Flight provides players the opportunity to explore that curiosity and interest,” said the game’s executive producer, Joshua Howard.
“Aviation can be incredibly technical, but we’ve taken great care to build an experience that makes taking to the skies thrilling and accessible for everyone.”
That sounds a lot like the sort of game Aces Studio used to produce before they were unceremoniously shut down in 2009, despite producing entries in the Microsoft Flight Simulator franchise since 1982.
Regardless this new endeavour seems to tick all the right boxes with the addition of Games for Windows Live support and the first chance for gamers to sample the amphibious Icon A5 airplane.
If Microsoft Flight sounds like something to get your rotors spinning, check out the game’s beta by signing up here.
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