I am very glad we have that extra day this year so that Microsoft Flight can get off the ground!

According to a tweet from Xbox Live’s @MajorNelson, aka Larry Hryb, the Games For Windows Live flying simulation game will be released to the public on 29 February 2012.


The game has been tested over the last several weeks during a beta test by the software company.

According to a early January press release the game will use a freemium model once it is released.  This means the initial download will be at no charge and additional elements of the game will be available as downloadable content some of which will be free and others that the gamer will have to pay for.

There is a lot of buzz around this upcoming release as many avid flight simmers have been looking for a new flight simulator ever since the Microsoft Flight Simulator team was cut at Microsoft as a cost savings measure.