Flight Simulator Returns! (Sort Of)

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Those of you still owning joysticks and jackets with elbow patches on them, today is your lucky day, because Microsoft just brought the Flight Simulator series back from the dead.

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There's a catch, though; it's not called Flight Simulator anymore. It's simply called Flight, and while details on the game are thin on the ground (and even thinner in the air!), the Games for Windows Live logo at the end of this teaser trailer has me wondering whether it'll be like Microsoft's other big reveal today, Age of Empires Online, and take a series previously rooted in boxed copies into a friendlier, more accessible online space.

Once we can scrounge up some more details on the game (its webiste hasn't launched alongside the trailer), we'll update you.

UPDATE - OK, the website has launched, and...still no information.

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Alex_Mexico
Alex_Mexico

Im cursious. Why drop the "Simulator" part of the title? Flight Simulator has a very strong brand recognition. My dad has kept on buying these since Flight Simulator on MSDOS. Im not sure that if he saw a box with the word FLIGHT would recognize this is the follow up to the only gaming franchise he's ever been loyal to in his life.