Terwijl de Microsoft Gamestock druk aan de gang is verschijnt er steeds meer info op het web over nieuwe microsoft titels. Een van deze titels is Flight Sim 2002, een nieuwe telg in de succesvolle Flighsimulator reeks. Nieuw in deze versie zijn verbeterde engine , drukke steden en de mogelijkheid om tegen traffic control te praten. - Experience interactive Air Traffic Control (ATC) - for the first time, "Flight Simulator" includes realistic, interactive air traffic control. Through pop-up menus and key commands, players ask for permission to taxi, take off and land, plus request en route clearances and vectors for instrument approaches. ATC responds with verbal instructions.

- Marvel at auto-generated scenery - when flying above cities, towns, farmland, and dramatic landscapes, "Flight Simulator" automatically adds buildings and vegetation appropriate to the terrain below. Office buildings, factories, homes, farmhouses, and trees smoothly blend in at the horizon and fill the area with detail that adds unprecedented depth and reality to "Flight Simulator."

- Fly in crowded skies - while the auto-generated 3-D objects fill in details below, a new artificial intelligence system generates air traffic around and between airports.

- Fly new aircraft - "Flight Simulator 2002" includes the aircraft users have requested most. Climb into the cockpit of the Boeing 747-400 jumbo jet and fly in real time across the ocean or fly a bush-pilot adventure in the Cessna Caravan on amphibious floats. New players can begin flying careers in the world's most popular trainer, the Cessna 172S Skyhawk.

- Flight analysis - pilots work to improve their skills and enthusiasts looking for new challenges and bragging rights can check the precision of their flying. Maps and graphs show how well virtual pilots maintained their course, altitude and speed. "Flight Simulator 2002" Professional Edition also includes a multiplayer "instructor's station" for pilots who want to take on anything that a wily instructor can throw at them.

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