| ||Thread Tools|
|25th January 2009, 20:30||#1|
Join Date: May 2002
Microsoft Shuts Down 'Flight Simulator' Game Studio
As the rest of the tech world scrambles to assess the implications of the recently announced 5,000 layoffs at software giant Microsoft, news has come in that might potentially spell the end of the company's nearly 30-year-old Flight Simulator series.
Microsoft confirmed Friday that the software giant has shuttered ACES Studios, the developer of the Flight Simulator series of games, whose latest incarnation is Flight Simulator X. The simulation is considered Microsoft's oldest product, whose original version first shipped in 1982.
However, a Microsoft spokeswoman said that while the studio has been closed, the software company remains committed to the Flight Simulator franchise, without explaining how future products can be launched without a dedicated software development team backing them.
|Thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|Microsoft Patch Tuesday: 5 Criticals, 2 Important, 1 Moderate Patch||jmke||WebNews||0||14th April 2009 19:47|
|Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for September 2008||jmke||WebNews||0||9th September 2008 20:20|
|Microsoft, Flight Simulator developer use images to paint misleading picture||jmke||WebNews||0||26th November 2007 19:49|
|Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for August 2007||jmke||WebNews||0||14th August 2007 23:21|
|Microsoft Flight Simulator X Preview||jmke||WebNews||0||8th January 2006 18:15|
|Give away : Microsoft flight simulator I||Gamer||Mad Bargains||52||21st August 2003 19:16|