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Flight Simulator X Lands on Steam Next Week

Dovetail Games announces that next Thursday will see the promised Steam rerelease of Flight Simulator X, the flying game sequel they licensed from Microsoft. Here's word on the re-launch, which they say will carry a "spectacular introductory price":
Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition delivers an authentically accurate aerial experience for simulation enthusiasts and those with a passion for all things flight. Pilots can climb into the cockpits of over twenty aircraft, from commercial and fighter jets to single-engine private planes and helicopters. More than 80 missions will test players in a variety of ways, including search and rescue challenges, test pilot scenarios, races and more. The game features updated multiplayer functionality, Windows 8.1 support and over 24,000 airports, delivering a beautiful, connected world and vast horizon begging to be explored.

First released in 2006, Microsoft Flight Simulator X’s arrival on Steam marks the first exciting steps in the global licensing deal between Dovetail Games and Microsoft announced earlier this year. In addition to distributing Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition, Dovetail Games is also working on its own original titles based on Microsoft’s flight technology, carrying on nearly three decades of tradition established by this award-winning franchise. Dovetail Games and partners will also be launching a range of add-ons for Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition on Steam in the New Year.
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15. Re: Flight Simulator X Lands on Steam Next Week Dec 10, 2014, 20:31 CJ_Parker
 
Add-ons. Not everything works with Prepar3d so people who have invested huge amounts of money in FSX add-ons that are not compatible with Prepar3d would be very hesitant to make the switch.
Also, the rumors of much improved performance might just be that. Rumors. At the core it's still FSX and many people are in fact reporting worse performance with Prepar3d if you look around popular sim forums like AVSIM. The experience doesn't seem to be consistently better for everyone, although at least the OOM/VAS issues seem to be all but gone.
It's a mixed bag. There's definitely quite a bit of research required before taking the Prepar3d plunge to check if any of your "must have add-ons" actually work with it.
 
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