Microsoft Flight to Go Beta in January 2012, Applications Invited

Microsoft has started accepting applications for the closed beta trial of its new flight simulation platform, Microsoft Flight.

Microsoft on the Microsoft Flight registration page has stated that the beta will begin in January 2012 and it is accepting applications for the trials.

"We're thrilled to announce that the Microsoft Flight Beta is scheduled to kick-off in January 2012 and we are now accepting applications to participate in the beta program," the company informed on the post.

"We will be sorting through your applications over the coming month and will get back to qualifying participants with additional details throughout our beta phases in January," Microsoft said.

The Microsoft Flight series of flight simulation program was highly popular when it was launched. However, its fate was uncertain after the studio which handled its development, Aces Studio, closed down in 2009.

It was only last year that Microsoft announced that it was planning to revive the series and roped in a new development team for that purpose. The last game to release in the series was Microsoft Flight Simulator X, which was released in 2006.