Microsoft’s Flight Simulator to Get REVIVED in a New Game
Microsoft ended support for its famous Flight Simulator series a few years ago, but now another developer called Dovetail will be re-releasing the series under a new name.
Microsoft abandoned its revered Flight Simulator series years ago, but the underlying technology is about to make a comeback.
Dovetail games, developers of the Train Simulator series, has announced that it has secured global licensing rights for the Flight Simulator series.
The developer will also be bringing Microsoft’s Flight Simulator X: Gold Edition to Steam, which is good news for many of the series’ fans. Dovetail won’t be updating the game’s outdated graphics, but it will be fixing a lot of bugs and might be introducing a new multiplayer service. A
lso, Dovetail indicates that it’ll also be “investigating new concepts in this area and is expecting to bring a release to market in 2015.”
If Dovetail does release a new game somewhere down the line, the game won’t be an official “Flight Simulator” release, though it will be built on the same underlying technology.
CEO of Dovetail games Paul Jackson had the following to say regarding the license rights purchase:
“I am delighted to be working in partnership with Microsoft as part of this agreement. We are thrilled to be exploring new flight simulation opportunities using Microsoft’s technology, and look forward to using our extensive expertise of Steam publishing to successfullybring Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition to a broad new audience on the Steam platform.”
“This partnership is perfectly timed to support our expansion into new areas of simulation,” said Paul Jackson, CEO of Dovetail Games, in a statement.
The only worrying fact: Dovetail develops Train simulators. The Flight Simulator series is one of the world’s better simulators out there for amateurs. Will Dovetail be able to live up to the hype?