Microsoft Flight in positive response shocker!

See that little picture? It has apparently achieved the impossible – a post from the MS Flight team on their Facebook page that has more people pressing “Like” than complaining about what it is lacking.

As usual, the image has been posted in the form of a teaser to try and get people guessing what the next release will be. That didn’t take very long, in that it’s pretty much certainly the “Deluxe” version of the Carbon Cub included with the Alaska package. They are touting this as a “new aircraft”, which a number of people have pointed out might mean that there may be another version such as floats or skis over the wheeled aircraft included with Alaska, but the Flight team aren’t saying just yet.

The other news posted yesterday is that Alaska is now available on Steam, for those that prefer using Valve’s storefront to Microsoft’s.

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Matthias Postema
Wednesday, July 4, 2012 15:02

Ian P

I think all the reply you just got back from the flightsim people here on this site says it all 😉

The number of negative reactions from people about FLIGHT all over the world on forums like this one says even more, a lot more!



Ian P
Wednesday, July 4, 2012 15:23

From over 8000 unique hits on the article, there have been 5 negative commenters. On that principle, surely you’re outnumbered slightly at 0.0625% of the readership. 😉 🙂 If go back and look at all the Flight articles here, after the initial outrage, you’ll see the same names, posting the same things, in response to every article. What amuses me more than anything is that we probably pretty much all agree for the most part about Flight. All that differs is the way people choose to state their case and the occasionally wild and irrelevant accusations that I wouldn’t post… Read more »

Ian P
Wednesday, July 4, 2012 14:19

Is it so dark? X-Plane is getting better incrementally now it is getting better support. The number of products becoming available for it is increasing rapidly. Prepar3D is being developed as well and L-M don’t seem too fussy about who obtains licenses for it. FSX is not only still being developed by 3rd parties, it is still being sold by Microsoft. Flight Simulation is already a niche market and always has been. There’s nothing different here and now than there was in the early 1990s when the MSFS series first became capable of accepting widely-available 3rd party content, or going… Read more »

Wednesday, July 4, 2012 14:01

Exactly. And, furthermore, what is still not mentioned above: there is NO “dislike” button. So no wonder they get only “likes”. Stupid as hell, most people like me do not want to take time to travel over to their FB site to put my doubts down, but if there would be a “dislike” button, I would certainly hit it. It is not about what we did not get, I do not care as I am still happy with FS2004. It is about what glyn jones said: the future of proper flightsims is dark. But that’s a general problem, not limited… Read more »

glyn jones
Wednesday, July 4, 2012 12:52

Who’s screaming now Ian, that was quite some rant.

If Flight! suits your level of simulation needs then good for you… enjoy it.

I am off to Simmarket to buy some more FSX addons, just remember that if Flight! is the way forward companies such as Simflight/Simmarket may no longer exist.
Food for thought

Ian P
Wednesday, July 4, 2012 14:31
Reply to  glyn jones

I’m far from Flight’s biggest fan. I presume that the sarcasm in the original article passed you by. While, unlike some, I looked for myself and saw that many of the criticisms are completely invalid, it also doesn’t do what I want, so I very rarely use it. I have FS9, FSX, XP10, DCS:A10 and other sims installed and working. I don’t have a license for P3D yet, but will probably be getting one shortly, so I can keep track of developments on it. Flight isn’t the future, it’s a different product aimed at a different market and with a… Read more »

Ian P
Wednesday, July 4, 2012 11:42

“Debate”? There is no debate. You didn’t answer my question and have provided no evidence at all to back up your statement. All you did was post another tired rant that you didn’t get FS11. The following three links are to the products you want. The ones you say Microsoft Flight has somehow erased from history. Seriously. Get over yourselves. Other people are using and enjoying Flight. If you’re not, DON’T USE IT. Posting the same childish complaints that you didn’t get what you want to every news article makes you look… well, childish. Like the toddler… Read more »