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  Microsoft FLIGHT - Official News
  Posted by: Danny on 03-17-2012 @ 16:35 - Source: me
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"Microsoft FLIGHT" was released last month and although we have been late to comment on it (sorry about that) we will be supporting the recent addition.

For what is ment to be a more accessible update to the Microsoft franchise "Microsoft FLIGHT" has done very little to stir the community.

In part the previous sentence justifys itself. Microsoft wanter the "game" to be more accessible for new users, meaning that it wanted to appeal not just to current Flight Simulator users.

The leaving out of the word "Simulator" in the title was clearly intentional, it's argueabley a risky move by Microsoft they gamble alienating the strong following behind the "Flight Simulator" franchise.

We disaggree. Why? Well let us pose you a question... If a brand new Flight Simulator game out how many of you would upgrade? The answer is probably not enough, people are still using Flight Simulator 9 for crying out loud.

This makes us here at Flightsimfiles.com think that in many ways the Flight Simulator series are a lot like different editions of the Windows operating system. Flight Simulator 9 is XP, Flight Simulator X is Vista and the Accelartion expansion is Windows 7. You get the picture, the point is "if it ain't broke..don't try fix it"

Many of us spend months getting our Sims working just the way we like them, whether that be for compatibility within a Virtual Airline with third party software, or VATSIM, IVAO or the like.

(not forgetting that your even less likely to upgrade if you use payware software / addons in addition with your chosen Simulator)

For example last time one of our committed staff had the joy of having to re-install F.S.X. we made a list of all the little modifications that he made afterwards.

Install SP2
Install Payware (PMDG 747)
Download and Install Virtual Airline liverys for Aircraft
Download and Install Additional Aircraft (namely A380-800, we love it)
Download and Install Virtaul Airline Flight Tracker
Install Addon Scenary

The list was actually much larger however we would rather not bore you with all of his tinkering.

In conclusion we think that the reluctancy of Simmers to start over from scratch is why Microsoft choose to make and market "Microsoft FLIGHT" as a gaming experience and not a Simulator.

We are not saying that there won't be future Flight Simulators, just that we arn't expecting one just yet, and when it does we are expecting to be tempted by rich stunning graphics, lured to by backward compatibilty for addonns to FSX (namely aircraft and scenerary) and maybe most importantly a realistic and advanced physics engine (which hopefully will be vastly superior to the one currently used by Xplan 10) , all of which operating at the peak capability of the next generation graphics and processing hardware. That will probably make us upgrade, the smell of more realism!

Which pathes the topic for our next article "How long can the Flight Simulator genre continue?"

Caprica Six

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