The GameSpy-powered multiplayer environment for Flight Simulator X (FSX) was discontinued without warning on December 6, 2012. The move stranded the thousands of users who used to rely on GameSpy as a central hub to connect with other FSX users. Those users, many of whom relied on FSX as a training aid for real-world flying, now find themselves without a home. Glu Mobile, the company which now owns the GameSpy brand, has confirmed that GameSpy support for the FSX title has been discontinued and that the move was triggered by Microsoft.
FSX Beyond GameSpy is designed to provide those displaced by the discontinuity of GameSpy with more information about the options that are available. Far from the end, the shuttering of GameSpy represents an incredible opportunity for GameSpy users to explore the options that are available to them. Listed on this website are multiplayer communities of all sorts, from FSX-based Direct Connect communities to payware ATC servers. Explore the options to the right for more information about where you go from here.
While GameSpy is no longer available as a means of connecting to other users, there remain a large number of alternatives for FSX users. Click on any of the links to the right to find out more about the options in each of the categories.
FSX Beyond GameSpy is sponsored by Boston Virtual ATC, a professional, realistic Direct Connect multiplayer ATC community. This website is about connecting users. It is a resource for anyone displaced by the discontinuity of GameSpy-powered FSX servers. We want you to talk about the website online with your friends and together with your fellow student and rated pilots. We also want to be as inclusive as possible and to allow as many communities to share our voice.
Please Contact Us for more information about adding your community to our list, modifying the information available about your community, or to connect with the FSX Beyond GameSpy development team.