Microsoft Flight: a new dawn for Flight Sim?

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At Gamescom today, Microsoft have announced Microsoft Flight, a new flight-sim that they intend to "bring a new perspective to the long-standing genre, welcoming everyone, including long-time fans, to experience the magic of flight." Flight is being developed by Microsoft Games Studios. Here's the Microsoft Flight trailer. As you'd expect, Microsoft are emphasising Games for Windows Live connectivity - including achievements, voice messages, and "cross-platform communication". The new Flight game follows Microsoft's closure of ACES studio, the long-term developer of the Flight Sim series, in January last year.