Microsoft Flight Simulator X is making a comeback in time for the holidays.
Dovetail Games, which signed a licensing deal back in July with Microsoft for the popular flight sim game, announced today that it will release an updated version of the classic sim on Dec. 18 to Steam.
The game, available on Windows PC, will feature more than 20 aircraft, 80 missions, 24,000 airports, and an updated multiplayer mode. Dovetail noted a “spectacular introductory price” for the title.
Microsoft Flight Simulator X debuted in 2006 and was part of one of the most popular and well-known franchises for the PC. However, Microsoft discontinued the game in 2009 and three years later developed a free-to-play follow-up title called Microsoft Flight. Unfortunately for flight sim fans, the game didn’t catch on with a wide audience and was shut down within six months after launch.
Earlier this year, Microsoft cut a deal with UK-based Dovetail, makers of the Train Simulator franchise. The studio plans on releasing its own original flight sim games in 2015 based on Microsoft’s technology.