Aerofly Flight Simulator 2
Aerofly’s new flight simulator is available for early access
Some of the best flight simulator games are the oldest. For me, I was a huge fan of Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004, but topping that was Microsoft Flight Simulator X. The former (surprise!) came out in 2004 and the latter 2006. Both the games were really good with MFS X featuring live weather, other civilian aircraft flying and even land vehicles. Following that, Microsoft came out with Microsoft Flight which didn’t cut it. The free-to-play game offered a variety of missions but was lacking the old fashion flight simulator feel – no longer could you fly around your city and see your home-town. Aerofly promises to bring back the joy of flight simulator with extremely high detailed graphics and “over 150 airports in the south western USA and global elevation and satellite imagery.” Aerofly FS 2 is available on Steam for early access.
The first Aerofly Flight Simulator received ‘beef’ for giving out CD keys that could only be used once. This meant if you changed iOS, or upgraded your rig, then you couldn’t reinstall. However, that is one of the only problems people had with the game, and hopefully they’ll have taken the criticism to heart and this won’t be a problem. The graphics look so beautiful that sometimes I sit there wondering whether the screenshots are actually from the game, or real life.
Some of the things I would love to see is a complex air traffic control system, as well as other vehicles and planes and a realistic and detailed setting to fly around. Aerofly FS 2 is available for early access on Steam for £29.99 and will be in early access for a few months, with a hoped release date of 3-4Q 2016.