Microsoft has released Microsoft Flight Simulator as a free game on the Windows platform.
Clear for takeoff! Microsoft Flight for PC is available to download for free now bit.ly/yyt06c
— Microsoft News (@MSFTnews) February 29, 2012
The free edition is named Microsoft Flight and you can download and start playing it right away!
The company spoke about the gaming title:
The sky’s the limit! Now anyone can enjoy the fun, freedom and adventure of flight. Feel the power at your fingertips as you take to the skies and launch into thrilling missions and exciting challenges over the free-to-play Big Island of Hawaii. Take off today and fly into the ever-expanding world of Microsoft Flight.
The game itself is available for free. There are premium items that can be purchased to expand it further.
CPU: Dual Core 2.0 GHz
GPU: 256 MB card capable of shader 3.0 (DX 9.0c compliant)
HD: 10 GB hard drive space
OS : WinXP SP3 or newer
CPU: Dual Core 3.0 GHz
GPU: 1024 MB ATI Radeon HD 5670 or 1024 MB NVIDIA GEFORCE 9800 GT or equivalent
HD: 30 GB hard drive space
OS : Win7 SP1 64-bit operating system