Freetoplay Microsoft Flight released

first_imgMicrosoft Flight Simulator came to an end in January 2009 when Microsoft closed the ACES Studio. Flight sim fans were understandably upset about losing what was a great gaming series. But in August 2010, it was announced that Microsoft Flight Simulator was making a return under the new name of Microsoft Flight.The name change wasn’t the only difference, though. Microsoft also decided to make it a free-to-play title so as to encourage even more people to have a go playing with the flight simulator. Now some 17 months after the original announcement, as promised Microsoft Flight is available for download. You can start playing right now.The free version of the game includes everything you need to get started. There’s tutorials and missions, and surprisingly Microsoft has allowed you to play in both online and offline modes. There’s a range of aircraft to fly including both historical classics to modern day jets, realistic scenery to fly over and land on, and the ability to do missions, earn points, and build a career if you so wish. Of course, Microsoft also want the game to be profitable, so there’s a Marketplace for buying other aircraft, changing paint schemes, and downloading additional content in the form of packs.Playing the free version requires nothing other than a download of the game client. However, if you want to go beyond the free content you’ll need a Gamertag, which you may have already setup in the past when using Xbox Live, Zune, Windows Phone, or Games for Windows. Read more at Microsoft Flightlast_img read more