Windows maker Microsoft Corp. unveiled the latest release of their immensely popular flight simulator software earlier this week. The game, which has been specifically designed for the aircraft enthusiast population, is now available for free download.
This new version of the Microsoft product, dubbed "Flight", offers an improvised and configurable control to help amateur pilots get started with little or no difficulties, whilst the more experienced players can opt for a much more challenging setup.
The free version of the release will allow aircraft enthusiasts to hover around the skies of the scenic Hawaiian islands in an ICON A5 carbon fibre monoplane, while additional aircraft models can be purchased separately from the official "Flight" site.
The additional aircraft models include a Maule M-7-260C, a North American P-51 Mustang, and a Vans RV-6A.
"We're proud to open the hangar doors and present the future of flying on your PC. Whether you're a complete newcomer to aviation or an experienced PC pilot, we believe you'll enjoy flying with us," said executive producer of Microsoft Flight, Joshua Howard, as published by Game Guru.
"The release of Flight represents the culmination of three years of hard work and experimentation as we worked to reimagine the 30-year-old Flight Simulator franchise," he added.