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    What about a PC version? MS must do an announcement about this ASAP...

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    Quote Originally Posted by byron1976 View Post
    What about a PC version? MS must do an announcement about this ASAP...
    It literally says Windows 10 at the bottom of the page:
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    Xbox, Windows 10

  4. Default Flight Redeux (only hopefully, better)

    https://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/mic...ight-simulator

    Subscription based service a la Flight, from the looks of it.

    Be prepared to pay forever...
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    This could revitalize the flightsim hobby...or kill it.

    I can't help remembering Microsoft's last attempt. Not the ever popular FSX that we still use and love, but the misguided Microsoft Flight. There's probably no one left at Microsoft who worked on that and corporate memory can be short...I wonder if anyone there remembers why it failed?

    Flight was not a horrible sim from a technical point of view, but the marketing plan was a disaster. Microsoft wanted to control the entire ecosystem...no more freeware or third party payware. Their intent also was not so much to provide existing flight enthusiasts a new version but to draw in completely new people. Well, as we know they rather quickly failed on all accounts.

    So, have they learned anything from that failure, or do they even remember it? Will this new sim be open like FSX and all preceding versions were or another attempt at a closed system? If open, this could be just what we've all be waiting for for all these years. If not, it could draw people and energy away from the open sims we do have and hurt the entire hobby.

    Looks like we're about to be living in interesting times...

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    Nels, couldn't agree with you more on all accounts.

    We've had so many disappointments in "The Next Big Thing" department, that I've learned it best to temper my enthusiasm with a solid dose of cynicism...

    Tawni

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    “The next big thing” will be the price for something you’ll never own and will have to pay for everytime you download and 3rdparty developers will have to surrender their hard work to.

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    What's the catch? I've learned not expect anything good from Microsoft.

    We'll soon know. Bracing.

    Khalid
    Last edited by kalizzi; 06-09-2019 at 07:09 PM.

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    “ Hexbox “ is for kids silly rabbit.....games, no simulation

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    Uhmm… this looks kind of AMAZING!! -- What we know from the announcement is it includes light aircraft and wide body, includes the entire planet, uses satellite imagery (Bing most likely) and Azure Ai. I mean it seems too good to be true so it probably is? Definitely looking forward to it and will sink some dollars bills into this!

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