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Flight Has Been Grounded  
User currently offlinecsturdiv From Australia, joined Aug 2005, 1467 posts, RR: 3
Posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 11744 times:

"Microsoft cancels 'Microsoft Flight', lays off Vancouver staff"

Read more at...

http://www.theverge.com/gaming/2012/...er-lays-off-staff-cancels-projects


An American expat living and working in Australia
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User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9524 posts, RR: 41
Reply 1, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 11696 times:

I can't say I'm disappointed. Their early pitch was that Flight would cater for serious MSFS users and be more attractive to casual game players. A lot of us expressed our scepticism. We were right.

From the Verge article:

"but we feel it will help us better align with our long-term goals and development plans"

In other words, we misjudged it badly but we're not going to admit it. We thought we'd created a money-making machine and now we'll get nothing. I can't help thinking FS11 would have been a better bet.

On the plus side, 3rd party developers can focus fully on FSX now.


User currently online817Dreamliiner From Montserrat, joined Jul 2008, 2379 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 11685 times:

Saw this coming, Flight was a complete joke with the lack of decent add ons and scenery. So glad I didnt waste my time downloading this.


Reality be Rent. Synapse, break! Vanishment, This World!
User currently offlineairbalticfan From United States of America, joined May 2008, 266 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 11658 times:

Lol, glad to see them going down the drain! Never bothered even to download that crap!
Bye bye MS Flight! RIP!!!


User currently offlineZKNCL From New Zealand, joined Oct 2010, 289 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 11592 times:

Good News, time to forget it existed.

Z~k~N~c~L


User currently offlinealberchico From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 2920 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 11502 times:

So what now ? A successor to FSX ? Or is this truly the end of the road for Microsoft Flight Simulator ?

Absolutely pathetic that the Flight sim series goes out not with a bang but a whimper  http://forum.avsim.net/topic/380799-the-end-of-flight/

more info on another forum....



short summary of every jewish holiday: they tried to kill us ,we won , lets eat !
User currently offlinePs76 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 10995 times:

Hi!

For me Flight wasn't that bad. Any flightsim is fun for me, even if having limited scenery and stuff. I have Fs98, Flight Unlimited 2 and 3, Fs2004, FsX, Flight and an old version of XPlane (and Fly! too). I have enjoyed them all. What they should do is offer Flight for free now. It will get a lot of people interested in flightsims and maybe they will feel like buying FsX to try worldwide flying and Orbx and stuff after they have explored everywhere in Flight. Even if they don't it would be a nice gesture by Microsoft to offer a free flightsim.

Many thanks.

Pierre


User currently offlinenighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5150 posts, RR: 33
Reply 7, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 10894 times:

Quoting Ps76 (Reply 6):
For me Flight wasn't that bad. Any flightsim is fun for me, even if having limited scenery and stuff. I have Fs98, Flight Unlimited 2 and 3, Fs2004, FsX, Flight and an old version of XPlane (and Fly! too). I have enjoyed them all. What they should do is offer Flight for free now. It will get a lot of people interested in flightsims and maybe they will feel like buying FsX to try worldwide flying and Orbx and stuff after they have explored everywhere in Flight. Even if they don't it would be a nice gesture by Microsoft to offer a free flightsim.

Flight was free to begin with...



That'll teach you
User currently offlineacedriver From China, joined Nov 2011, 36 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 10849 times:

Not surprised, considering how big a let down they have given us.
Granted, MF is a beautifully made game with much better graphics and a lot more fun packed into it. But they just ignored the fact that a lot of the FSX users are into MSFS simply because it is a decent SIMULATOR, and took the sim part out almost completely, which, for me, seems unacceptable.

X-Plane anyone? Apparently PMDG is looking into developing addons for XP.....   


User currently offlineBurkhard From Germany, joined Nov 2006, 4397 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (2 years 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 10227 times:

Without SDK and without a legal way to add addons, Flight! was dead before it took off. Then it took far too long to come out with Alaska. They should have had at least all the US and Caribbean done at release, with 50 packages to choose fom, pay three take five...

Grafics and performance were fine, but not really so much better than FSX - on a small island every sim can have a good performance, and I saw nothing in the scenery I cannot build for FSX.


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