August 14, 2020

French firm thrusts Microsoft Flight Simulator to new take-off

Bordeaux (AFP) – Many aircraft are still grounded due to the coronavirus pandemic. But would-be and real pilots will soon be able to travel anywhere in the world — virtually — thanks to the first update in years of Microsoft’s Flight Simulator game.With access to Microsoft’s Bing satellite mapping and cloud-powered processing, French developers Asobo Studio have sought to render the piloting experience as lifelike as possible.Two co-founders of Asobo have even been taking flying lessons for the past four years after the studio was tasked by Microsoft with giving the venerable game — which d…


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