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WTE_Galway
08-17-2010, 05:55 PM
hmmm ....

and apparently Windows, NOT for XBOX Live ...




Introducing “Microsoft Flight”

Twenty-eight years after the debut of “Microsoft Flight Simulator 1.0,” Microsoft Game Studios also announced the internal development of “Microsoft Flight,” a new Windows exclusive. “Microsoft Flight” will bring a new perspective to the long-standing genre, welcoming everyone, including long-time fans, to experience the magic of flight.

A teaser of the future of Flight on the Windows-based PC is available at http://www.microsoft.com/games/flight.

WTE_Galway
08-17-2010, 05:55 PM
hmmm ....

and apparently Windows, NOT for XBOX Live ...


<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">
Introducing “Microsoft Flight”

Twenty-eight years after the debut of “Microsoft Flight Simulator 1.0,” Microsoft Game Studios also announced the internal development of “Microsoft Flight,” a new Windows exclusive. “Microsoft Flight” will bring a new perspective to the long-standing genre, welcoming everyone, including long-time fans, to experience the magic of flight.

A teaser of the future of Flight on the Windows-based PC is available at http://www.microsoft.com/games/flight.
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jarink
08-17-2010, 06:11 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Published by Microsoft Game Studios, these new titles, along with the previously announced “Fable III,” fully integrate the free* Games for Windows – LIVE online service to deliver compelling socially connected gameplay experiences.

* Broadband Internet required. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Powered by Games for Windows – LIVE

All three titles are designed with Games for Windows – LIVE at the core, delivering a seamless online gaming experience from start to finish. Log in with a single identity to earn Achievements and up your Gamerscore across Games for Windows – LIVE and Xbox LIVE. See your friends online, send and receive voice messages, text messages and game invites, and enjoy cross-platform communication. You even receive automatic game updates and the ability to extend the experience with Game Add-ons only found on the Games for Windows – LIVE Marketplace. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I wonder if it's going to be FSX at the core with online-only play like Rise of Flight? The required internet connection sure seems like it. Also like RoF, will you get 3-4 planes with the base game and have to purchase add on planes? That would certainly be a win-win for MS and all the MSFS developers out there that have already invested huge amounts in making add-on planes, scenery and so on.

Also note that the Games for Windows LIVE service is free. I can't help but wonder if the game itself will have a monthly subscription fee, though.

Whatever MS paid to make the trailer video wasn't worth it.
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

M_Gunz
08-17-2010, 06:39 PM
Ahhh the *wonder* of advertising copy! Like *wonder* how much is true!

With the M$ corp-rat paint-by-numbers approach you never get a masterpiece. Good is their best. If there's nothing really good out then they 'stand tall'. If there is then they try to either buy the product or destroy the company, same as anything else they want. "You're either with us or against us." and thus went a lot of good people and ideas. Lucky for us Oleg said no and could make it stick!

Mercanario
08-17-2010, 08:31 PM
wow, MSFS is really 28 years old?; id love to get hold of MSFS 1.0 and see whsat if looks like

M_Gunz
08-17-2010, 08:53 PM
It looked like c-r-a-p in 82, but *for the time* it was almost amazing c-r-a-p. You get a 747 and IIRC either a SPAD or Camel, some WWI biplane.

WTE_Galway
08-17-2010, 09:30 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Mercanario:
wow, MSFS is really 28 years old?; id love to get hold of MSFS 1.0 and see whsat if looks like </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://fshistory.simflight.com/fsvault/images/msfs105-start.gif


http://fshistory.simflight.com/fsvault/images/msfs105-meigs.gif

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">It looked like c-r-a-p in 82, but *for the time* it was almost amazing c-r-a-p. You get a 747 and IIRC either a SPAD or Camel, some WWI biplane. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
I don't remember the 747 I think that came later, but you could dogfight in a camel and also go cropdusting.

Troll2k
08-17-2010, 11:14 PM
As I recall FSX always had a multiplayer mode.

You could also be the ATC and guide the other players.

julian265
08-18-2010, 12:16 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by jarink:
I wonder if it's going to be FSX at the core with online-only play like Rise of Flight? The required internet connection sure seems like it. Also like RoF, will you get 3-4 planes with the base game and have to purchase add on planes? That would certainly be a win-win for MS and all the MSFS developers out there that have already invested huge amounts in making add-on planes, scenery and so on.

Also note that the Games for Windows LIVE service is free. I can't help but wonder if the game itself will have a monthly subscription fee, though.

Whatever MS paid to make the trailer video wasn't worth it.
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I fly RoF offline. RofCampaign is a good third-party generator. I'm not sure how many consecutive offline logins you get, but you certainly don't need to be online go fly it, now that there is a "login offline" option.

triad773
08-19-2010, 10:56 AM
I saw this too.

When they said something to the effect that they were going to 'reinvent the flight simulation experience,' I got the feeling that will include stuff like 'you gotta log in,' and you likely 'gotta purchase some kinda subscription.'

Can't blame them for trying to 'commoditize' something as they can, but more to the point, will the market let them? I'd vote with my money and fly something else http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/icon_twisted.gif

Time will tell

Treetop64
08-19-2010, 12:51 PM
Intersting article on the history of MS Flight Simulator (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Microsoft_Flight_Simulator).

Amazing how for back it goes.

triad773
08-19-2010, 12:55 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Treetop64:
Intersting article on the history of MS Flight Simulator (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Microsoft_Flight_Simulator).

Amazing how for back it goes. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I hear that. Used an Apple II+ for MSFS 1. I thought THAT was cool http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif Guess that's why I became such an eye-candy junky later http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

M_Gunz
08-19-2010, 01:36 PM
I first saw it run on an Apple IIe and then on a Columbia "portable" and come to think of it, might have been 83. It didn't just look crude but ran at maybe 2 FPS. I saw and used a flight simulator on terminal at the U of Del in 82 and it was just about as good except you had to hold the Enter key down to make it 'run'. FPS was maybe 4+ if Enter was held down and the processor was the same Cyber 770 that ran 100's of terminals across town... they didn't like the FS or 'Moria' (the first online interactive D&D I ever played, still miss the fun of that) until between 1AM and 6AM. Those are also the first games I ever played while at work though we didn't get paid for game time, just got to play on their machines.