An invite-only beta for Microsoft’s new flight sim series, Microsoft Flight, will commence in January.
“The Microsoft Flight launch sequence has begun,” the game’s registration page wrote. “We’re thrilled to announce that the Microsoft Flight Beta is scheduled to kick-off in January 2012 and we are now accepting applications to participate in the beta program.
“We will be sorting through your applications over the coming month and will get back to qualifying participants with additional details throughout our beta phases in January.
“Fasten your seat belts, return your tray tables to their upright and locked positions, and get ready for Microsoft Flight to takeoff.”
The future of Microsoft’s successful Flight Simulator series was thrown into doubt when its developer, Aces Studio, was closed in January 2009. However, a brand new game and new direction for the series was announced last year.