Microsoft Flight exits Beta, launch date officially announced

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Microsoft has announced the end of the Flight beta program and the company has also revealed the launch date for this highly anticipated game which brings enhanced scenery, beautiful terrain, new aircrafts, and integrated content marketplace in the upcoming PC title.

“Microsoft Flight” is a new PC game from Microsoft Game Studios that brings a new perspective to the long-standing “Flight Simulator” franchise. “From new game play elements and enhanced scenery and terrain to new aircraft and integrated content marketplace, it is an entirely new breed of virtual flight,” Microsoft states. “Microsoft Flight builds off its heritage of deep, immersive simulation and is redesigned to make the experience easier for virtual fliers of all interests and skills.”

Microsoft Flight allows you to explore the island of Hawaii for free and gamers will be able to purchase other skies over the remainder of the island by purchasing the Hawaiian Adventure Pack, which includes:

  • Hundreds of miles to explore
  • Stunning recreations of landmark features, from the breathtaking Waimea Canyon in Kaua’i to the high-rise hotels of Waikiki
  • New challenges
  • 20 new missions
  • The Vans RV-6A, a two-seat, single-engine, low-wing homebuilt airplane made famous for its speed and maneuverability.

“There was an overwhelming demand for access to the ‘Microsoft Flight’ beta and the number of requests was far more than what we initially planned for. We received amazing feedback from the beta participants and it’s great to see this level of excitement from fans as we move toward the release of Microsoft Flight,” Executive Producer Joshua Howard stated.

Microsoft Flight will be available for download worldwide for free beginning February 29, 2012 at You can also read our review on the game while you wait for its release.