Microsoft has decided to bring back their Microsoft Flight Simulator now called Microsoft Flight. The official announcement will be next month. This is exciting news to this editor and those who enjoyed growing up flying around the world via Microsoft Flight Simulator and never understood why the Flight Simulator was canceled.

The original Microsoft Flight Simulator was canceled in early 2009 after it was understood that Microsoft had to cut some jobs and the Microsoft Flight team was part of that. The Microsoft Flight Development team is back in a big way at Microsoft and is promising a new Flight Simulator soon. The team has been focused on optimization for the game from day one of development.

“To achieve this, we constantly monitored game performance metrics across a range of hardware configurations and reached each time we say a new feature or code change that caused a dip below the established thresholds,” said a Microsoft spokesperson. “The end result is that Flight looks fantastic on a brand new PC, but because of the emphasis on performance throughout development, it also runs on older desktops and budget laptops.”

Thank you WinRumors.com for bringing this great news to this editor and I just had to share with our community at Windows Observer. The true question stands, which airport will you fly out of and most importantly to where will your adventure take you?

High Flight

by John Gillespie Magee, Jr.

Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth,
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds…and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of…wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov’ring there,
I’ve chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air.
Up, up, the long, delirious burning blue
I’ve topped the windswept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, nor even eagle flew.
And while with silent, lifting mind I’ve trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space…
…put out my hand, and touched the face of God.