We shared some of the first news of Flow by Parallel 42 yesterday, a new interactive menu system designed to improve how you interact with Microsoft Flight Simulator. Today, in a new video with our buddy TwoToneMurphy, he and Edson (from //42) have an in-depth look at how it functions.
Over the course of an hour, the duo takes a look at the ‘Pro’ version of Flow, offering a detailed look at all of the features and functions it will come with.
Flow for Microsoft Flight Simulator brings a new intuitive and easy-to-navigate in-game interaction wheel that is configurable in almost an unlimited number of ways. Instead of using the default toolbar at the top of the simulator, Flow will allow you to control the sim using the interactive wheel which is based on modern design, usability, and customisation.
For those curious about pricing, each of the three versions will be slightly different. Flow will be a free product available on PC through Orbx only. It gives you The Wheel along with the ability to customize it to your liking.
Those wanting more will want to opt for Flow Essentials, which will be approximately $15. This gives you widgets to manipulate time, and weather and switch cameras easily. In addition, you can also interact with your plane, so instantly refuel, reset the aircraft, and more. You will be able to adjust the sim rate, control the doors and also see your friends who are online.
Finally, there is Flow Pro, the most advanced version of the software. This is really designed for power users who want to add custom scripts and take advantage of streaming tools. Flow Pro will cost $25.
Finally, it has been confirmed Parallel 42 is aiming to release all versions of Flow before the holidays start. That means we should be able to get our hands on Flow in the next week or so. We’ll keep you posted.