Microsoft Flight arrived on the Games For Windows digital platform on February 29th, but it seems budding pilots just can’t get enough of the free-to-play flight sim, demanding the game expand its route.
…and it seems the powers that be are listening, with the game now confirmed on Steam as well. The default version of the game lets you explore the skies over the Big Island of Hawaii in a classic Boeing Stearman, or would you prefer the state-of-the-art Icon A5?
In “Microsoft Flight,” players view the world from above in a visually stunning and realistic representation of the earth, complete with region-specific weather patterns, foliage, terrain and landmarks. Players can choose to take the helm using highly rendered, accurate cockpits and authentic piloting procedures, or simply use their mouse and keyboard to control the plane in an exterior view. More experienced players can tailor the flight controls to match their skill level, making “Microsoft Flight” easy for beginners while still challenging for the most accomplished PC pilots.
Be warned though – while the game itself is free-to-play, additional content, planes and other add-ons for Microsoft Flight do get a little pricey. Expect to fork out up to US$15 for a single plane. Sure it might be pretty, but we’re not sure it’s that good-lookin’.