MS Announces Flight Sim 'Microsoft Flight'

As well as unveiling Age of Empires Online, Microsoft has used the Gamescom 2010 event to announce another nod to its PC gaming history--a new flight simulator.

Developed internally at Microsoft Game Studios, Microsoft Flight is a PC exclusive described as being "inspired by" the long-running Microsoft Flight Simulator series. MS hopes it "will bring a new perspective to the long-standing genre, welcoming everyone, including long-time fans, to experience the magic of flight." Careful scrutiny of the teaser trailer teaches us that planes, sky, clouds, land and water are all quite likely to appear.

"Over the years, our PC heritage captured the hearts and minds of millions of players. Reinventing these iconic franchises with social, shared experiences at their core marks the beginning of our return to PC gaming in bold new ways," said Microsoft Game Studios VP Phil Spencer in the announcement, also referring to AoE Online.

It's safe to assume Microsoft Flight will be social-friendly whenever it arrives, then.

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