Train2Game news: Your chance to join Microsoft Flight closed beta

Train2Game students have the opportunity to join a closed beta for Microsoft’s new flight sim title, Microsoft Flight. It’s intended for Microsoft Flight take over from the discontinued Microsoft Flight Sim series, with the beta is scheduled to take place in January.

“We have big news for all of our Flight fans: the Microsoft Flight launch sequence has begun!” said a post on

“We’re thrilled to announce that the Microsoft Flight beta is scheduled to kick-off in January 2012 and we are now accepting applications to participate in the beta program – to apply click here.”

The post adds that Microsoft will be sorting through Microsoft Flight beta applications over the coming month, with those selected to participate receiving further information before January’s take off.

Beta testing is an excellent way for Train2Game students, especially those on the Games QA Tester course to practice their bug hunting skills. Not only that, but in an interview with the Train2Game blog, Trion Worlds Senior QA Tester Karl Tars said that beta testing is potentially a way to get into the industry.

For more on the significance of beta testing to the game development process, see the Train2Game blog.

So Train2Game, will you attempt to get involved in Microsoft Flight’s closed beta? And what are your thoughts on Microsoft’s attempt to revive the flight sim?

Leave your comments here on the Train2Game blog, or on the Train2Game forum.

[Source: MCV Online]

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