August 18, 2020

New Flight Simulator game takes off with French studio in cockpit

Bordeaux (AFP) – Many aircraft are still grounded due to the coronavirus pandemic, but would-be and real pilots took to the virtual skies on Tuesday with the first update in years of Microsoft’s venerable Flight Simulator game.The bestselling title dates all the way back to 1982 — when home computers had less processing power than a graphics card today — and Microsoft tasked French developers Asobo Studio with giving it the biggest overhaul since 2006.Two of Asobo’s co-founders even took flying lessons over the past four years to inject real-world experience into their design efforts, and th…


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