Tuesday, February 07, 2012
Microsoft Flight Launches February 29
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On the heels of a beta, "Microsoft Flight" will be
available to download worldwide for free starting
February 29, 2012, at www.microsoftflight.com.
The free version of Microsoft Flight gives players the
freedom to fly the skies over the volcanic island of a
Hawaii in a variety of aircraft, completing a variety
of missions, testing skills in flying challenges and
finding hidden aero-caches.
In addition, the Hawaiian Adventure Pack - which
includes the remaining Hawaiian Islands, a new plane
and 20 new missions - will be available to purchase
the same day through Games for Windows?LIVE.
In addition to exploring the Big Island of Hawaii for
free, users will be able to unlock access to the skies
over the remaining Hawaiian Islands by purchasing the
Hawaiian Adventure Pack, the first in a series of
expansions for Microsoft Flight, which includes:
- Hundreds of miles to explore
- Stunning recreations of landmark features, from the
breathtaking Waimea Canyon in Kaua?i to the high-rise
hotels of Waikiki
- New challenges
- 20 new missions
- The Vans RV-6A, a two-seat, single-engine, low-wing
homebuilt airplane made famous for its speed and
The Hawaiian Adventure Pack will be available via
Games for Windows - LIVE for 1600 Microsoft Points.
At launch, players will have the ability to purchase
two new planes:
- The Maule M-7-260C is a rugged utility aircraft that
is especially adept at handling take-offs and landings
on rough, unprepared surfaces. Players can enter the
Maule's cockpit and take the controls to transport
people and cargo to complete jobs and advance their
- The Maule M-7-260C including a richly detailed
external model and a detailed cockpit will be
available via Games for Windows - LIVE for 1200
- The North American P-51 Mustang is a historical
fighter plane with strong performance characteristics,
maneuverability and sharp looks. Stripped of guns and
some weight, this version represents a restored
Mustang that might be found at airshows today.
The North American P-51 Mustang flyable from the
outside will be available via Games for Windows - LIVE
for 640 Microsoft Points.
All the aircraft have been created with detailed
graphics and accurate physics: Some models allow
players to take the helm using accurate cockpits and
master authentic piloting procedures, or they can
simply use their mouse and keyboard to control any
plane in an exterior view.
Microsoft has not yet provided details on the PC requirements of the new game. Let's hope that it will be hardware-friendly that the Flight Simulator X, which requires a very powerful PC in order to enjoy the game in its full potential in terms of graphics.