Microsoft Flight is now available for free download

Microsoft Flight is now available for free download

Ahead of its big Windows 8 event in Barcelona, due to start any minute at the time of writing, Microsoft has made Flight, its new flight simulator, available as a free download.

Making a scheduled landing today, the sim is designed as an easily accessible alternative to the full-on Flight Simulator X, and Microsoft has opted for a free-to-play model, with expansion packs being charged for.

Another conference. “Great.”

This one’s different, trust us. Our new event for New York is focused on quality, not quantity.

Having taken an early look at the sim, our own Alex Wilhelm noted: “Flight will likely attract a casual audience, and given its no cost, a large one. However, this will do little to disrupt the yet popular Flight Simulator X, a game that has its own cottage industry that create modifications and models for the game.”

If you want to get flying, follow the link below to download this PC-only game.

➀ Microsoft Flight

 

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