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Encyclopedia > Flight Simulator X
Current event marker This article or section contains information about a computer or video game under development.
It is likely to contain information of a speculative nature, and the content may change dramatically as the game's release approaches and more information becomes available.
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Microsoft Flight Simulator X
Developer(s) Microsoft Game Studios
Release date(s) 2006 (USA)
2006 (Europe)
Genre(s) Flight Simulator
Mode(s)
Rating(s) ESRB: RP
Platform(s) PC

Flight Simulator X is the next version of Microsoft Flight Simulator. It includes a graphics engine upgrade as well as compatibility with DirectX 10 and Windows Vista technologies. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... This article is about computer and video games. ... Image File history File links Nuvola_apps_package_games. ... A video game developer is a software developer (a business or an individual) that creates computer or video games. ... This is a listing of computer and video game genres with brief descriptions and examples from each genre. ... DirectX is a collection of APIs for easily handling tasks related to game programming on the Microsoft Windows operating system. ... Windows Vista is the name of a major version of Microsoft Windows, a proprietary graphical operating system used on personal computers, including home and business desktops, notebook computers, and media centers. ...


PC Gamer had erroneously reported in its January 2006 edition that Microsoft Flight Simulator X will be released in February 2006. The report was premature and Microsoft has since corrected the information in subsequent press releases. Most sources say that it will be available around December 2006.


Microsoft has released details and screenshots of the upcoming simulator including mission-based gameplay with mission specific aircraft as well as an upgraded rendering engine capable of increased detail. Flight Simulator X was officially unveiled at the 2006 International CES as a gaming showcase for Microsoft Windows Vista. The is also much speculation on various related websites that the new version will also be released on XBox for the first time. Microsoft has released screenshots as well as a list of frequently asked questions as a press release on Microsoft Flight Simulator Insider, as well as numerous flight simulator communities (see External links). Windows Vista is the name of a major version of Microsoft Windows, a proprietary graphical operating system used on personal computers, including home and business desktops, notebook computers, and media centers. ...


Following the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in May 2006, new screenshots, videos and an official trailer have been published by Microsoft. The overall reaction by the community has been quite positive, and the graphical quality of the simulator has greatly increased. E³ logo Presented by the Entertainment Software Association, the Electronic Entertainment Expo, commonly known and composed as E3 (besides the organiser’s usage of E³, the superscript version is rarely used), is the worlds largest annual trade show for the computer and video games industry. ...


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