Monday, April 25, 2011

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2011

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2011
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2011
Microsoft Flight is the title of a new flight simulation application from Microsoft announced in August 2010, intended to replace the long running discontinued Microsoft Flight Simulator franchise that has existed for more than 28 years. In January, Microsoft announced it would be compatible with Windows Vista, Windows Server and Windows 7.

Microsoft Flight Simulator began as a set of articles on computer graphics, written by Bruce Artwick throughout 1976, about flight simulation using 3-D graphics. When the editor of the magazine told Artwick that subscribers were interested in purchasing such a program, Artwick founded subLOGIC Corporation to commercialize his ideas. At first the new company sold flight simulators through mail order, but that changed in January 1980 with the release of Flight Simulator (FS) for the Apple II. They soon followed this up with versions for other systems and from there it evolved into a long-running series of computer flight simulators.



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. Few details have been released on Flight, but it has been said that it is looking to appeal to flying enthusiasts with the realism and accuracy shown in the previous titles of Microsoft Flight Simulator, but also will include other types of gameplay that appeal more to novices. The new simulator will be Games for Windows – Live-enabled, which will allow users with Live accounts to join multiplayer sessions with Gamertags. The introduction of Live also means that the gamespy client will no longer be in use.

An official website by Microsoft has been published featuring video trailers, a frequently asked questions page, and a sign-up link for the Microsoft Flight newsletter, although no beta info or release date was given. It also includes a page featuring new screenshots taken in Flight.

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2011

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2011

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2011

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2011

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2011

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