After Microsoft Flight! crashed and burned, you could be forgiven if you thought Microsoft’s once-flagship PC flight simulation franchise was dead. If you’ve ever noticed the copious amounts of DLC in Steam for Train Simulator, you know that there’s an audience that not only buys these types of rivet-counting no-combat simulations, they buy a lot of really expensive DLC to go with them. Dovetail Games, makers of Train Simulator, think they have what it takes to transfer some of that train sim success to planes because they have secured the rights to create a new Flight Simulation game from Microsoft.
We are very proud of the strong community we have created around the Train Simulator series of products, and we are looking forward to extending our knowledge and experience into working closely with the flight simulation community. We know that they are a very knowledgeable, passionate and committed group of individuals and we welcome their feedback and involvement as we start to create the next generation of games in this area.
As part of their licensing deal, Dovetail will also be bringing Microsoft Flight X, originally released in 2006, to modern gamers with Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition later this year. It will include the Deluxe Edition and the Acceleration Expansion Pack features.