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Flight Unlimited II
is a 1997
video game developed by
Looking Glass Studios
and published by
. The player controls one of five planes in the airspace of the
San Francisco Bay Area
, which is shared with up to 600
aircraft directed by real-time
air traffic control
. The game eschews the
focus of its predecessor,
, in favor of
general civilian aviation
. The team developed new physics code and an
, seeking to create an immersive world for the player and to compete with the
Microsoft Flight Simulator
Flight Unlimited II
performed well enough to recoup its development costs. Critics lauded the game's graphics and simulated airspace, and several praised its physics. However, some considered the game to be inferior to
Microsoft Flight Simulator '98
. Following the completion of
Flight Unlimited II
, its team split up to develop
Flight Unlimited III
Jane's Attack Squadron
) simultaneously. Both projects were troubled, and they contributed to the closure of Looking Glass in May 2000. (
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