Flight Simulator

Microsoft releasing first batch of content for its Flight Simulator Insider Program in August

In early-to-mid August, Microsoft will kickoff its Flight Simulator Insider Program with its first batch of content, including a preview of the official development roadmap and clips captured from the game’s build.

Flight Simulator headlines

  • Microsoft Flight Simulator announced for PC and Xbox One, coming next year

    A new Microsoft Flight Simulator games is in the works for PC and Xbox One.

  • Microsoft Flight Simulator X is coming to Steam next week

    Microsoft Flight Simulator X will be available for purchase on Steam next, courtesy of Train Simulator developer Dovetail Games.

  • Microsoft Flight to release as free download in the spring

    Microsoft Flight will be released in the spring as a free download, according to an announcement from the firm.

  • Ex-Flight sim bods form Cascade

    Former Microsoft Aces Studio employees have formed Washington-based Cascade Game Foundry, another sim studio “poised to create a portfolio of innovative and engaging products which will appeal to both aficionados and people new to the genre.” There’s a press release here. “The beauty of starting a new studio is that we get to reconsider all […]

  • Flight Sim studio death is "massive opportunity," says Just Flight

    Microsoft’s decision to close Flight Simulator developer Aces has created an opening for those that create add-ons for the game, Just Flight has said. “There has always been a degree of uncertainty about when the next version would be released, and whether existing products out would be compatible,” said Just Flight boss Dermot Stapleton. “It […]

  • Microsoft confirms ACES closure

    Microsoft’s confirmed ACES has been shuttered as part of 1,400 immediate job cuts. The internal studio was responsible for the Flight Simulator series. In a statement, Kelda Rericha of Edelman, Microsoft’s public relations firm, said that the decision was made within Microsoft’s Internal Entertainment Business “to align our people against our highest priorities.” It’s not […]

  • Microsoft's Entertainment Division hit by lay-offs, Flight Sim and GS Blog staff given papers

    Having announced 5,000 job cuts on the back of weak figures yesterday, Microsoft’s moved quickly to make redundancies, and is apparently targeting its Entertainment Division. The company is laying off 1,400 staff immediately, says this ZDNet story (thanks, Kotaku), the “bulk” of which are to come from the Entertainment and Devices Division, the Microsoft unit […]

  • Will Wright's favourite game series is Flight Simulator, lists top five

    Will Wright’s told MSNBC his top five gaming series of all time. Top is Flight Simulator, and we bet he’s put some hours into that. List below. The Flight Simulator series Advance Wars on the DS Battlefield series Grand Theft Auto series The Civilization series