Microsoft Flight takes to the skies, playable for free

Microsoft Flight

Built based on the 30-year-old Flight Simulator franchise, the Microsoft Flight title is now out of the beta stage and available for download. This free-to-play game comes with a wide variety of aircrafts that can be flown over a number of landscapes in Hawaii.

Being ‘all about planes,’ players will be able to customize aircrafts from classic models to some of the latest offerings by adding in a personal touch like different paint schemes. The main purpose of the game is to put users through various activities and challenges which are most likely to test their flying skills in transporting or ferrying jobs and aerocache hunts to uncover hidden objects.

Joshua Howard, Executive Producer, Microsoft Flight, stated, “We’re proud to open the hangar doors and present the future of flying on your PC. Whether you’re a complete newcomer to aviation or an experienced PC pilot, we believe you’ll enjoy flying with us.” He further added, “The release of Flight represents the culmination of three years of hard work and experimentation as we worked to reimagine the 30-year-old Flight Simulator franchise, push forward the evolution of the PC flying experience, and bring the thrill and wonder of flight to whole new audiences.”

New planes can be purchased through the in-game marketplace. To successfully run this title, Microsoft has laid down some basic system requirements. Necessary components include a dual core processor clocked at a frequency of 2.0GHz or higher, a DirectX 9.0c compliant graphics card with 256MB of memory and pixel shader 3.0 as well as 2GB of RAM. The game is compatible with Windows XP SP3 and newer versions of the platform.

The Microsoft Flight game is now available for download through the microsoftflight.com website for free.