Microsoft Flight is the working title of a new flight simulation application from Microsoft. Announced in August 2010, it is intended to continue and replace the long running Microsoft Flight Simulator franchise which had existed for more than 28 years before having been discontinued some 18 months previous.
The game is in its early development stages, with an alpha version nearly ready for internal testing, according to Kevin Unangst, a senior director in Microsoft's game unit. Few details have been released on Flight, but it has been said that it is looking to appeal to flying enthusiasts with the realism, accuracy, and fidelity they expect, but also imagines including other types of gameplay that might appeal more to novices. "It's an opportunity for us to branch out even more into something that's approachable," said Kevin Unangst.