WHAT'S THE MEANING?
A flight simulator is a system either software or hardware, which is capable of simulating the environment of an aircraft for a pilot. Flight simulation is often used for a variety of reasons. This includes flight training, design, and development of the aircraft, research into its characteristics and other purposes.
DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know flight simulation games have been around in the late '70s after electrical engineer Bruce Artwick introduced the Microsoft Flight Simulator on the 8-bit Apple II? And as the PC processing power advanced, flight simulators became increasingly realistic. It has let users experience what it's like to be a pilot from the comfort of their homes. Unfortunately, this game genre has been somewhat neglected in recent years. But, Microsoft has announced a new installment on its long-running Microsoft Flight Simulator series. This will be the first since the 2006's Flight Simulator X. The new version will come out sometime in 2020. Moreover, it will have an impressive visual as a result of Microsoft's Azure artificial intelligence and satellite imagery. This means the whole gaming experience will be in a realistic world with detailed and stunning aircraft. Microsoft says consumers will be able to play the new version using Xbox Game Pass. Although the price for the updated product hasn't been revealed yet. However, it looks like Microsoft might struggle to generate much excitement on this although they popularized it. That's because consumers have moved onto smartphones and their attention spans have shortened. Perhaps, the company might just reinvigorate the genre and urge more studios to make new flight simulator games.