Microsoft Flight Coming To PC For Free

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Microsoft Studios has today announced their latest flight simulator Microsoft Flight, which will be offered to PC gamers for free sometime this spring.

The free portion of the simulator that intends to ‘bring flight to the masses’ will not only allow players to circumnavigate the island of Hawaii, but take part in a number of missions, test their skills in flying challenges and find hidden aero-caches around the island. Microsoft Flight will be offering ‘a visually stunning and realistic representation of the earth, complete with region-specific weather patterns, foliage, terrain and landmarks’ to veterans and beginners alike, with customised control schemes allowing authentic piloting procedures or simple mouse/keyboard control methods from an exterior view. 

In what seems to be becoming an increasingly popular move, micro-purchasing in true freemium fashion will also be available for players who wish take their experience slightly deeper.  Amongst the extras there will be additional free goodies for players who sign into their Windows LIVE account, including the legendary Boeing Stearman plane, supplementary missions, and access to Achievements and an Online Pilot Profile. The purchasable content itself will include new aircraft, regions and customization options with new content and daily challenges being updated frequently according to Microsoft.

“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 Joshua Howard, executive producer of “Microsoft Flight.” “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.”

Microsoft are offering people the chance to be amongst the first to test the game out before it arrives by signing up for the closed beta here – and don’t forget to let us know if you’ll be taking to the Hawaii skies this spring in the comments section below.

Began gaming on a hand-me-down Commodore Vic-20 back in the mid 80's and hasn't managed to shake the addiction yet. Genres of choice include anything that contains bullets and/or bouncy balls. Has been known to dabble in Destiny content.

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