Microsoft Flight Announced

The Age of Empires Online press release also reveals preliminary plans for Microsoft Flight, a Windows-exclusive flight simulator that's the evolution of their long-running Microsoft Flight Simulator. The Microsoft Flight Website is live, offering a teaser trailer from the game that shows a biplane flying off into the sunset (or sunrise) over a body of water. They don't offer further details at the moment, but their description indicates they plan on making the game accessible: "'Microsoft Flight' will bring a new perspective to the long-standing genre, welcoming everyone, including long-time fans, to experience the magic of flight."
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Jim wrote on Aug 17, 2010, 11:35:
Keep in mind that the MSFS series has been used by flight schools for many years, and there is an entire industry based on it (add-ons, hardware, communities, etc).

maybe you mean to say it is used by rich armchair pilots who can afford to create their own cockpit setup for playing this game. i have visited the factory of a major manufacturer of flight training devices in the US. they cater to universities and community colleges in addition to the civil and military customers. they dont offer MSFS.
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Aug 17, 2010, 23:34
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I've always been a huge fan of MSFS. I hope I can turn off the "dumbed-down mode" and go into pure 100% hardcore sim like MSFS was.
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Aug 17, 2010, 22:38
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Jim wrote on Aug 17, 2010, 11:35:
Dmitri_M wrote on Aug 17, 2010, 11:00:
Blue wrote on Aug 17, 2010, 10:54:
Dmitri_M wrote on Aug 17, 2010, 10:45:
Consoled MS Flightsim? Big surprise.

"Windows-exclusive"

Gameplay. And I don't trust Microsoft regarding the "exclusivity" of their titles.

Keep in mind that the MSFS series has been used by flight schools for many years, and there is an entire industry based on it (add-ons, hardware, communities, etc). Even if they did make it console-accessible, I highly doubt that they'd dumb down the Windows version of it.

Someone mentioned bush flying in Alaska? Yeah I'd VERY much love to see more of that in this version of FS.

Time to start shopping for new PC hardware...

MSFS used in flight schools? It's not even an FAA certified simulator.
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Aug 17, 2010, 18:36
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"'Microsoft Flight' will bring a new perspective to the long-standing genre, welcoming everyone, including long-time fans, to experience the magic of flight."

They went the X-Com route and turned it into a FPS where you play a space marine shooting billions of aliens point blank in the face. The jetpack's wings were inspired by those of a Boeing 707 so the team is confident that fans of previous MSFS versions will be ecstatic. Look forward to lots of XBM exclusive specials where they report how they spent 600 hours laser-scanning every square-millimeter of those wings to show their respect for and dedication to the franchise.

By Windows-exclusive they mean that on PC it will be Windows-exclusive. The Windows version's outsourced to a team in Lower Elbonia, it's gonna appear 18 months after the Xbox-exclusive, will look worse, be riddled with bugs and every on screen piece of text will talk about Xbox Live and the 360 pad.

But hey, you can always play Age of Farmvilles while you're waiting.
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Aug 17, 2010, 16:43
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Games ending with "Simulator" in their name feels so 1980s and 1990s. I can see why they dropped the moniker.
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Aug 17, 2010, 15:09
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Aug 17, 2010, 15:09
 
I dont get it. How can you have a flight sim with no 'sim'?! Unless you get to dress your pilot up in different outfits & deal with his/her moods/wants/needs/ lol

This is gonna be nothing more than a 'camera' flying around a pretty landscape with no simulation of aerodynamics whatsoever. Kinda like Ace Combat without the combat. Yaay kids!
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Aug 17, 2010, 11:54
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Jim wrote on Aug 17, 2010, 11:35:
Keep in mind that the MSFS series...
... [blahbluhblahbluh] ...
Time to start shopping for new PC hardware...

I'd save that money if I were you. I don't think that they have removed the "simulator" part from the title accidentally. In fact I'm pretty damned sure that they did that fully on purpose to distinguish this new and accessible flight game from the sims of the past.
I am also sure that they don't give a rat's ass about the industry that is based on the sims of the past. If anything then they might be making a few bucks from the add-ons because of licensing fees but why would MS care about the hardware (when they have shut down their gaming peripheral division at a time when MSFS was probably near the pinnacle of its popularity) or the communities (when they have shut down their pretty popular "Zone" service)? Trust me. They don't give a fuck.
MS Flight as a part of their "Live" crap is going to be to MSFS what Windows Live Mail is to Outlook 2010. If that.

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Dmitri_M wrote on Aug 17, 2010, 11:00:
Blue wrote on Aug 17, 2010, 10:54:
Dmitri_M wrote on Aug 17, 2010, 10:45:
Consoled MS Flightsim? Big surprise.

"Windows-exclusive"

Gameplay. And I don't trust Microsoft regarding the "exclusivity" of their titles.

Keep in mind that the MSFS series has been used by flight schools for many years, and there is an entire industry based on it (add-ons, hardware, communities, etc). Even if they did make it console-accessible, I highly doubt that they'd dumb down the Windows version of it.

Someone mentioned bush flying in Alaska? Yeah I'd VERY much love to see more of that in this version of FS.

Time to start shopping for new PC hardware...
Jim
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Wildone wrote on Aug 17, 2010, 11:26:
China?
No doubt!

LOL
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China?
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Sooo... They cleaned house with Ensemble and ACES, and now they're rebooting this stuff. Who's doing the work?
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Aug 17, 2010, 11:21
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It's a new perspective, it's accessible, welcome everyone to Flight console!

It will take a few more years for some of us to forget how M$ eliminated Aces Studio so they could 'envision' more multi-platform games that blow.

Watch that 'Windows exclusive' will change, and they will come out with a few words explaining it was in the fans best interest. It will change like Alan Lake changed, it will change Like halo changed, it will change like their exclusives always change to make more money.
It will not be "windows exclusive", watch how they lie so you don't have to fall for it.
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Blue wrote on Aug 17, 2010, 10:54:
Dmitri_M wrote on Aug 17, 2010, 10:45:
Consoled MS Flightsim? Big surprise.

"Windows-exclusive"

Gameplay. And I don't trust Microsoft regarding the "exclusivity" of their titles.
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Dmitri_M wrote on Aug 17, 2010, 10:45:
Consoled MS Flightsim? Big surprise.

"Windows-exclusive"
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Consoled MS Flightsim? Big surprise.
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guns? kamikaze attacks? chem trails? oh cmon, at least give us crop dusting and really bad landing conditions. (a half-thawed mud landing strip in Alaska comes to mind...)
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