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Microsoft Flight  



Microsoft Flight will be free starting this spring


2:00 PM on 01.04.2012
Microsoft Flight will be free starting this spring photo



Though "simulator" is nowhere to be found in the name, Microsoft Flight -- due out this spring as a free-to-play PC game -- is still very much what it sounds like.

Accommodating new players seems to be a focal point, especially given the price structure, but those serious about getting an experience which mimics real-life aviation shouldn't turn away. Both audiences, according to Microsoft, are being targeted.

Flight takes place on the Big Island of Hawaii and is a full Games for Windows Live title, complete with Achievements. CES 2012 attendees can play it next week; everyone else, sign up for the beta here.

Microsoft Flight will be free starting this spring photo
Microsoft Flight will be free starting this spring photo
Microsoft Flight will be free starting this spring photo
Microsoft Flight will be free starting this spring photo
Microsoft Flight will be free starting this spring photo
Microsoft Flight will be free starting this spring photo
Microsoft Flight will be free starting this spring photo







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