MS Flight Simulator becomes Microsoft Flight [Updated]

It’s not much, really not much.. but Microsoft has revealed a web page and a short video under this link: http://www.microsoft.com/games/flight/ and with this text: “Microsoft announces the development of ‘Microsoft Flight’, a new LIVE enabled Windows exclusive inspired by the best-selling Flight Simulator Franchise’. This comes as part of a news release for today’s opening gamescom 2010 in Cologne, Germany.

It continues inviting ‘long-time fans’ to experience the magic of flight.

“Twenty-eight years after the debut of “Microsoft Flight Simulator 1.0,” Microsoft Game Studios also announced the internal development of “Microsoft Flight,” a new Windows exclusive. “Microsoft Flight” will bring a new perspective to the long-standing genre, welcoming everyone, including long-time fans, to experience the magic of flight.”

The full press release can be found here, notice what a small part of it MF is.

We are not sure what to think of this…. let us know your thoughts in the comments area please.

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010 06:10

Nobody remembers the survey from a year ago? Makes the recent announcement hardly a surprise! https://simflight.com/2009/06/17/ms-rumor-mill-turning-again/

James
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 03:10

Since I wrote my lengthy (Both filled with anger and sadness) letter to Microsoft when they so wrongfully unplugged ACES Studios I since have spent a small fortune on many great add-on aircraft and helicopters for FSX and recently plunged into the scenery part of it also with the fantastic ORBX / ftx USA Canada Pacific Northwest Scenery – I am thinking about more great add-ons as they come out this year – It is hard to believe they would abondon true MS FS lovers like me for an arcade game but if they do that finally cooks it with… Read more »

Tomesk
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 02:52

Good to hear development will continue. However, I’m more interested to see what the dev team who got laid off come up with. All that flight sim experience got dropped by Microsoft and this is where they ended up: http://www.cascadegamefoundry.com/.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010 00:06

I’m happy to wait and see, while the dust swirls all around.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010 22:41

To be fair, a RTS game will always get more coverage in the press than a sim, whether that sim be of an aircraft, a watercraft or a road vehicle. Every “genre” list I’ve ever seen for PC gaming has put FPS and RTS games at the top and simulations (other than “The Sims”, which isn’t really a sim!) near the bottom. It’s a more niche market than the next blast-em-up and always will be. I have my concerns about this new title and the press release confirms, rather than allays, them for the most part. Ultimately, though, we’ll all… Read more »