The creators of the Train Simulator franchise have today announced a global licensing deal with Microsoft, granting them the rights to develop and publish all-new flight products based on Microsoft’s legendary flight technology. The company says it is currently investigating new concepts in this area and is expecting to bring a release to market in 2015.
Let's hope that these concepts will include improvements to Microsoft Flight, which was a dissapointment for all those simmers out there due to its lack of realistic flying elements.
In addition to this licensing agreement, Dovetail Games has acquired the rights to distribute the Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Gold Edition via Valve’s digital retail channel, Steam, entitled Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition.
First released in 2006, Microsoft Flight Simulator X is the most popular simulation products on the market. Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition will include the Deluxe Edition and the Acceleration Expansion Pack in one bundle. Dovetail Games will bring Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition to the Steam online gaming platform for the first time in late 2014.