Microsoft Layoffs – Update

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We have already reported  that Microsoft was sending 5000 employees home with their last paycheck soon. Word has just come in saying Aces Game Studio, they made the Flight Simulator games, were amongst the casualties and will be closed completely.

Does this mean the death of the Flight Sim games?No, says Microsoft PR person Kelda Rericha. She said (via IGN) “We are committed to the Flight Simulator franchise which has proven to be a successful PC based game for the last 27 years. You should expect us to continue to invest in enabling great LIVE experiences on Windows, including flying games, but we have nothing specific to announce at this time.” If its so ‘proven’ and ‘successful’, why did you kill the studio that made it?

While Aces Game Studio didn’t have any useful impact of game enjoyment, its sad to see yet more people suffer in this recession. Good luck to you all.

Source: IGN

Last Updated: January 26, 2009

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