Microsoft Flight gets a release date, launch DLC

Microsoft Flight, the company’s casual, free-to-play approach to the Microsoft Flight Simulator series, has finally been given a release date.

Microsoft announced today that Microsoft Flight will be made available later this month on February 29. The core game is absolutely free to download and play to your heart’s content, but Microsoft isn’t about to launch Microsoft Flight without any paid content options.

Alongside the launch of the base game, Microsoft will be releasing the “Hawaiian Adventure Pack”, which allows you to fly around all of the Hawaiian Islands, not just one. Additionally, you’ll be able to get a new plane and 20 additional missions. The pack will set you back $20, or 1600 Microsoft Points. Microsoft will also be offering two additional planes to purchase, the Maule M-7-260C and the North American P-51 Mustang.

“There was an overwhelming demand for access to the ‘Microsoft Flight’ beta and the number of requests was far more than what we initially planned for,” said executive producer Joshua Howard. “We received amazing feedback from the beta participants and it’s great to see this level of excitement from fans as we move toward the release of ‘Microsoft Flight.”

You’ll be able to download Microsoft Flight when it releases on February 29 over at MicrosoftFlight.com.

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