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Hope for a Phoenix

Friday, January 23rd, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

With the ACES team mostly or completely axed in the MS contraction, MS states that the FS product will continue, along with virtually every other product which has experienced losses from their teams.

At this point, like most of the flight simulation community, my thoughts are with the folks who have lost their jobs and their families.  May their transition be quick and rewarding to new, exciting positions.

Meantime, it’ll be interesting to see how the product line will be continued … it’s fanbase is so large I imagine something will resurrect in time, with MS or someone else.

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  1. Frank Grindel
    Saturday, January 31st, 2009 at 11:53 am

    Hi John,

    Perhaps MS is returning to marketing FS instead of owning it. They did not own it until November of 1995 when it was sold to them by Bruce Artwick.
    They way MS shuttered ACES and ESP indicates to me that someone has interested
    MS in a new FS engine that they want to try.
    I guess time will tell.
    I think FSX will be the last backwards compatible
    FS so I would not be moving forward as a developer until there is some word from MS.
    Have a great weekend,
    Frank

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