Thanks Bain for this one.. GoneGold reports that Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 has gone gold: I saw that EB has this shipping at the end of the week, so I checked with MS PR and sure enough, the game is gold and will be shipping 10/18/01, which brings us a store date of 10/19/01. Created for the serious enthusiast, Flight Simulator 2002 brings you more details, beautiful scenery and new planes! See how flying really feels! Some of the details that will enhance your flying experience are Interactive Air Traffic Control (ATC); realistic, detailed air traffic control, Auto-Generated Scenery; As you fly Flight Simulator adds buildings and vegetation appropriate to the terrain below, and Crowded Skies; a new artificial intelligence system generates air traffic around and between airports.
News source: Microsoft Games Site
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