it is free, the issue is that the game isn't tied to your gamertag. If you download the gfwl program on your PC, login there and download microsoft flight from there, that will fix it for you.
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I JUST FOUND OUT THIS GAME IS NOW AVAILABLE AND THREW AWAY MY COPY OF ME3, LETS GET SOME MF'ING FLYING DONE
I've now calmed down a bit. How in depth is this game, all switches usable, can I have a monstrous amount of key bindings for things, how is the realism aspects of it all?
I don't know when this term FCG thing came about and I don't like it either
Edit: I'd just like to say some stuff, I don't want any gaming press or whatever to ever cover this stuff, they are ill equip to do so. I will stick to shoryuken, event hubs and iplaywinner.
I've been playing a lot of this game recently, mostly in the career mode, it's really cool. I think I'll jump into some multiplayer soon, I think I have the hang of the game enough to not be a burden on anyone :)
Absoutely fantastic game.
Cheers for all the responces. Ultimately I don't think this game is for me, I thought I could play it as a slower paced RTS, I almost wish that it was turn based like the old ones were apparently, I think it would fit the style of the game more.