Hey Brad, this is for you. Microsoft will be releasing Microsoft Flight in an effort to boost the declining interest within the airline industry to become a pilot. If Microsoft can deliver a Flight Simulator that people will fall in love with, they may be able to somehow use that information in the future to make another shit-ton of money. In reality the declining Airline Industry has nothing (that I know about) to do with the promise of Microsoft Flight.
One thing is for sure, there is still a huge community of flight sim addicts out there that will be looking forward to this with more anticipation than the Olympics or a Presidential Election.
“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 here.