Microsoft Flight Taking Off February 29

bp9801 - February 6, 2012 04:03PM in Gaming

It was near the end of last year when word came that Microsoft was accepting people into the beta for the upcoming Microsoft Flight, a revival of the franchise. Microsoft Flight is set entirely on the Big Island of Hawaii and is a free-to-play game, a first for the series. The game will ship with a plane to get you started, while additional planes, regions, and "customization options" will be available for a fee. Today, Microsoft has announced Microsoft Flight will be available on February 29th, letting anyone with a computer download and start playing the game. Unlike Flight Simulator X, Microsoft Flight will be playable on a wide variety of hardware to allow as many gamers as possible to experience the joys of flight. The company also announced the game's first expansion, the Hawaiian Adventure Pack, will be available on launch day for $20. You get the RV-6A aircraft, new challenges, and 20 new missions for the price, plus you can buy the Maule M-7-260C and P-51 Mustang for $15 and $8 at launch, respectively.