Microsoft Flight team today announced more information about the game and its availability. Microsoft Flight will be available for free this Spring for consumers and will feature visually stunning and realistic representation of the earth, complete with region-specific weather patterns, foliage, terrain and landmarks. Similar to Flight Simulator, Microsoft Flight will also have highly rendered, accurate cockpits and authentic piloting procedures.  After downloading Microsoft Flight for free, players can jump into hours of exciting gameplay on the Big Island of Hawaii. In addition, players who sign in to their Games for Windows – LIVE account automatically receive additional free content, including the legendary Boeing Stearman plane, supplementary missions, and access to Achievements and an Online Pilot Profile. Those looking to deepen their experience can purchase and download additional content that adds new aircraft, regions and customization options. The frequently released new content for Microsoft Flight includes daily aerocache challenges and updates that ...

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After a long time, Microsoft Flight game team have made some communication with the public. Its roughly about 2 years I guess since we first heard that Microsoft is going to make online version of Flight simulator called Microsoft Flight. Today the team posted the following message in their blog, Amongst the most popular questions the Flight team has been asked via e-mails to msflight@microsoft.com are those about the release date and game performance. While we aren’t quite ready to talk about a release date, we did want to share a bit about our approach towards performance and hardware. Performance optimization has been a core focus of our development from an early stage. To achieve this, we constantly monitored game performance metrics across a range of hardware configurations and reacted each time we saw a new feature or code change that caused a dip below the established thresholds. The end result is ...

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