Microsoft Flight Simulator was released just a little over a month ago and its developer, Asobo Studio, is already working on another project with Microsoft.
Asobo Studio said in an interview with La Tribune (as translated by MadInfinite) that in addition to supporting Microsoft Flight Simulator for 10 years, it is working on two new projects: one is a partnership with Focus Home Interactive, the publisher behind 2019’s A Plague Tale: Innocence – another Asobo game. The other project is another collaboration with Microsoft.
As far as what this continued partnership could mean, it’s anybody’s guess. Considering Microsoft Flight Simulator has a supposed 10-year tail to it, the two obviously aren’t working on a sequel to the game anytime soon. A sequel to A Plague Tale: Innocence might seem like a good guess but Asobo Studio made that game with Focus Home Interactive so a sequel would likely come from that umbrella.
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The last game Microsoft and Asobo Studio worked on together before Microsoft Flight Simulator was 2012’s Rush: A Disney-Pixar Adventure and something tells us it’s not that. Only time will tell for now.
Microsoft Flight Simulator is just that — an airplane flight simulator — and it’s received an overwhelming amount of praise for its realism, due to its use of Bing map data, and its attention to detail. It’s been an especially great game for those staying home due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic who still yearn for a way to travel. It seems Microsoft is keen to continue this success with Asobo Studios as the two companies are already working on a new project together.
While we wait to see what’s next for the two, check out why we think Asobo Studio’s latest is a 10 out of 10 in our Microsoft Flight Simulator review. If you’re excited about what’s next for the game, check out the Japan World update trailer released last week and then watch this video of the craziest stunts you can pull off in actual planes in Microsoft Flight Simulator.
Wesley LeBlanc is a freelance news writer and guide maker for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @LeBlancWes.
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