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The End of Flight?

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#1 jb17011

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 09:39 PM

I came across an article on Kotaku.com saying Microsoft has ended development on Flight.
Here's the link to the article.

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#2 kannwar

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 09:48 PM

Well that's that. The Microsoft Flight Simulator franchise is officially finished. The end of an era has come.

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 09:56 PM

Oh shite. This is terrible news. Just when I thought things were looking good for the new sim.

#4 KernalROM

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 09:58 PM

Well that is really depressing news... I guess that Flight wasn't as profitable as they had hoped. What now? X-plane is the only option unless they open up the API to the open source community.

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 10:00 PM

God I hope they sell it to someone like ORBX.

#6 FIVE-BY-FIVE

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 10:01 PM

i knew it and posted this many times. Too many complaints around the world re: cockpits, areas not connected, no jets, etc.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again.

#7 Dillon

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 10:03 PM

I hope this is a joke...

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#8 KernalROM

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 10:04 PM

I doubt the project was killed over too many complaints. I'm sure they just weren't making any money..

#9 FIVE-BY-FIVE

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 10:05 PM

I hope this is a joke...


it's real
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again.

#10 Mickel

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 10:09 PM

Well that solves any debate about buying the Cub to support VCs... It's a shame. Not entirely unexpected though.
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Posted 25 July 2012 - 10:11 PM

I was going to buy Alaska and the cub tonight... I guess I won't be doing that since the game is a dead end.. Blah

#12 RoboRay

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 10:14 PM

Oh, well. This was my fear all along... a really good product with vast potential rendered non-viable due to poor management decisions.

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 10:18 PM

I was going to buy Alaska and the cub tonight... I guess I won't be doing that since the game is a dead end.. Blah


You would still enjoy the area and the planes. Seeing Alaska has many remote areas it won't seem as sterile as Hawaii. The planes and Flight models are great. I'm glade they got Alaska out and another plane before the plug was pulled as I can enjoy this sim for Bush flying alone. It would have been terrible if this had happened before Alaska was released. Alaska makes all the difference, now if only the code was opened up for third party development (so the whole world could be built upon)...

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#14 Knottypine1979

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 10:19 PM

Not very good news after the release of another VC.

#15 Dillon

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 10:23 PM

Oh, well. This was my fear all along... a really good product with vast potential rendered non-viable due to poor management decisions.


Weren't we at this party before??? I blame the lead developer of Flight (forgot his name)... When you know how fickle Microsoft management can be it would be to your best interest to make a complete sim and get it over with before the plug is pulled. The whole piece meal concept with the assumption Microsoft will wait around for you to see your whole vision through is short sighted to say the least. Now we have an outstanding unfinished effort that's shelved. At least we have what we have. I can enjoy Flight for quite some time with Alaska in the mix.

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