Flight Simulator Fans Are In For A Treat On PC

Flight Simulator Fans Are in for a Treat on PC

You might remember Microsoft Flight Simulator. Ten games were released in the series, the last one being Flight Simulator X in 2006. Later, in 2012, we got a free-to-play followup called Microsoft Flight, which has since been shut down. But now it's time to relive the glory days with Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition.

Dovetail Games, of Train Simulator fame, are in charge of the re-release, having previously obtained the rights to develop games using Microsoft's flight sim technology in July. The deal also included the rights to re-launch FSX on Steam, and recently, Dovetail confirmed a release date: December 18. Yep, next week.

Here's Dovetail's blurb for the game:

Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition delivers an authentically accurate aerial experience for simulation enthusiasts and those with a passion for all things flight. Pilots can climb into the cockpits of over twenty aircraft, from commercial and fighter jets to single-engine private planes and helicopters. More than 80 missions will test players in a variety of ways, including search and rescue challenges, test pilot scenarios, races and more. The game features updated multiplayer functionality, Windows 8.1 support and over 24,000 airports, delivering a beautiful, connected world and vast horizon begging to be explored.

Sounds great. The last Microsoft flight sim I played (and just played — I was really young) was 2004. It might be time to try X too.

FSX: Steam Edition Takes Off on December 18 [Dovetail Games]


    I'm surprisingly happy about this... Too much money spent on add ons to swap to x-plane! Time to dust off the old yoke again!

    I will be so very happy if this includes Steam Workshop support

    Last edited 11/12/14 9:20 am

    I'm happy and mildly annoyed.
    Happy that it's on Steam, annoyed that I'll have to re-purchase it...
    Eh, still worth it. :)

    I am a little worried about this. The Train Simulator game that Dovetail releases are slowly getting worse. The 2015 version was pretty terribly made. Hopefully if they release a new version of it, it is up to the high standard that Microsoft always released it in. Don't ruin this, Dovetail!

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