Thursday, January 5, 2012
Microsoft?s Newest Flight Simulator Goes Freemium
In the gaming world, there are gamers, there are hardcore gamers... and then there are flight sim players. These guys exist on a plane of dedication that they reside on almost exclusively, with a degree of commitment matched only by their spiritual brothers: the train sim players. Alas, no level of dedication can pay to keep the lights on if the fan base simply isn't big enough... hence the layoff of Microsoft's entire Flight Simulator team back in 2009. Looking to start afresh and bring new blood (and new wallets) into the fan base, Microsoft's taking a different approach with their latest game, Flight: it's going freemium.