Microsoft “Flight Simulator” – The game, which Microsoft famously shut down at the beginning of 2009 will take wing again in Microsoft “Flight,” which Microsoft revealed during the Gamescom event this week in Cologne, Germany.
At the time, Microsoft promised that the flight simulation franchise would continue in one form or another. This week, Redmond confirmed that it is indeed following through with a new title: Microsoft Flight. The game is in its early development stages, with an alpha version nearly ready for internal testing, according to Kevin Unangst, a senior director in Microsoft’s game unit.
For now, all that is out there for Flight is a teaser video that starts with a young woman’s voice: “When I was a child, I dreamed I could fly.” The brief video then shows a plane flying and offers a link to the company’s similarly nondescript Web page.
Microsoft hasn’t released pricing or even a ship date for the new title, just this teaser trailer at the company’s site. It depicts the external view of a small single-engine plane flying over a realistic-looking ocean.
Fans of the series may be a bit unnerved by the fact that Microsoft has eliminated the word “Simulator” from the title, added a the outline of a buxom pilot to the right side of the screen, and said it will be “welcoming everyone, including long-time fans, to experience the magic of flight”.
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