In 2013, Microsoft abandoned their new flight simulator, which was designed to fly in sync with Microsoft Live. The simulator is only available with scenery for the states of Hawaii and Alaska. This is more like a game than a flight sim, and it has been referred to as eye candy flying. Having not used this application for at least 2 years, I found that I had to re-apply for my Microsoft Live membership and accept the changed policies that go with the latest X-Box release
Microsoft flight is a graphically good simulator which in its minimal form is like driving a plane on rails. With all of the settings cranked up to real, it is comparable to flying a real aeroplane. The simulator is still available in its basic form from Softronic:
Some of the small airfields in this simulator have been altered to make them more difficult to use for challenges and gaming purposes.