Microsoft Flight Will Be Free For All


I had been thinking that I would need to buy a new joystick for Microsoft Flight this year, but now it’s a foregone conclusion, because the game will be free.

That’s right, Microsoft is going to let you play Microsoft Flight for free. OK, so you don’t get everything for free. You download it and only get to fly around the big island of Hawaii for free. If you want to go somewhere else or fly in planes not included for free, you’ll need to pay. But that’s OK. A free start is a free start.

Also, you get more free stuff simply by signing into the game with your Games for Windows Live account.

This is an interesting way of releasing the game; seems they’re taking a cue from the Train Simulator games, which have literally thousands of dollars of DLC you can buy. I don’t know if they’ll go to that extreme — Train Simulator DLC costs between $20 and $40, which is a ton — but you can expect that if you really want to explore a lot you’re going to be shelling out a decent amount of cash.

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2 Comments on Microsoft Flight Will Be Free For All

Brandon J. Clark

On January 4, 2012 at 6:31 pm

Here’s hoping the company can actually make use of DX11 properly!

G.A.R.B.A.G.E

On January 4, 2012 at 7:25 pm

So its free to download and then pay out the ying yang for a ton of upgrades, locations and planes? F all that noise! Looks I’ll be sticking with FlightGear.com all for FREE!

Free? lol Call it what it is…A TRIAL !