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 Post subject: Microsoft Disbands Aces Team - The end of Flight Simulator
 Post Posted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 10:03 pm 
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Read this today and I will admit that I am sad to hear it. I was looking forward to FS11 and Train Simulator 2 . . . especially with all that has already been posted about Train Simulator on www.tsinsider.com:

By now, many of you have heard that Microsoft has closed Aces Studio, the publisher of Microsoft Flight Simulator and Microsoft Train Simulator. This was not a reflection of the quality of the products Aces has developed, the sales performance of the games, or the quality of the team at Aces. This difficult decision was made to align Microsoft’s resources with our strategic priorities. As a result of this difficult decision, development of the next version of Train Simulator is being postponed for an indefinite period.

Microsoft Game Studios is investing significant resources in many exciting and new areas of gaming and entertainment, including Windows games. We believe these future investments will push innovation, community, and collaboration to unprecedented levels and will provide more synergy with our ongoing investments in Games for Windows - LIVE as well as other Windows entertainment technologies.

We are humbled and proud of the passion and support that the Train Simulator franchise has developed. This includes you, the large community of railroading simmers, as well as the vibrant third-party ecosystem that has developed around the game. Thank you for your understanding of our decision and for your continued support.

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 Post subject: Re: Microsoft Disbands Aces Team - The end of Flight Simulator
 Post Posted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 10:07 pm 
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More info from Paul Taylor here:

http://www.futuregpu.org/search/label/Aces

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 Post subject: Re: Microsoft Disbands Aces Team - The end of Flight Simulator
 Post Posted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 10:56 pm 
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A very sad day for simmers everywhere. :cry:

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 Post subject: Re: Microsoft Disbands Aces Team - The end of Flight Simulator
 Post Posted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 11:16 pm 
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First Ensemble, now this. It's a sad day when the company who could be helping the pc market to grow basically gives up. All of Microsoft's franchises that headed up the PC gaming market of the last decade are pretty well dead. Oh well, I guess pirates will realize what theyve done when the pc goes the way of the atari as a gaming platform.

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The only reason why I kept upgrading my computers was to run FlightSim with all the eye candy on..

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