Microsoft Flight Released today.

Microsoft, the guys that brought us the Windows line of Operating Systems and awesome games, has again released a new product. It’s Microsoft FlightWhat is Microsoft Flight you say? Microsoft Flight is a simulation game offered Free-To-Play and with players only getting charged for custom content and scenery. It’s is unfortunately not a successor to the Microsoft Flight Simulator franchise, that has existed for nearly 30 years. It’s a completely new product.

A screenshot of Flight released by Microsoft, showing the new lighting/shadowing capabilities of the engine in the aircraft virtual cockpit.

According to the website, Flight will feature new aircraft, scenery and terrain, a revamped weather engine, and new game play elements for users of all skill levels.[5] The new weather engine renders more realistic clouds and weather effects, including fog that blends well with the surrounding terrain, which Microsoft’s previous flight simulator release, (Microsoft Flight Simulator X), was not capable of. As seen in the screenshots, the most noticeable graphical improvements are the newer shader models and the use of new DirectX versions. Part of the improvement is more realistic lighting and self shadowing on aircraft, as well as the ability for terrain and scenery objects to cast shadows onto other objects and terrain. The aircraft visual models previewed so far are much improved over those of the previous flight simulator releases. Flight is also said to feature a new missions system. While system requirements are not yet final, the November 2011 news update featured requirements based on a later in-development version of the simulation game.

System requirements:

The system requirements below come from the November 2011 update from the development team:[7]

CPU: Dual Core 2.0 GHz
GPU: 256 MB card capable of shader 3.0 (DX 9.0c compliant)
HD: 10 GB Hard Drive space

Recommended (high settings):
CPU: Intel Core i7 960 @ 3.20 GHz, AMD Phenom II X6 1100T 3.3 GHz or better
GPU: ATI Radeon HD 5870, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 or better
HD: 10 GB Hard Drive space
OS: Windows 7 64-bit

You can download the game from their website here. Download Location 


Personal Statement:

I am actually looking forward to this game. Since i am an avid fan of the Microsoft Flight Simulator X game. Just in case you guys and gals didin’t know. I’m an aviation enthusiast. I’m downloading the game right now, and going to do a preview once i play it for a couple of weeks or days.