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Flight Sim studio death is “massive opportunity,” says Just Flight

Microsoft’s decision to close Flight Simulator developer Aces has created an opening for those that create add-ons for the game, Just Flight has said. “There has always been a degree of uncertainty about when the next version would be released, and whether existing products out would be compatible,” said Just Flight boss Dermot Stapleton. “It […]

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  • Microsoft game testers next to face chop

    Around 30 percent of Microsoft’s game testers have been made redundant, VentureBeat reports. The actual number laid off isn’t included in the story. The news follows confirmation by the firm that 1,400 are to be immediately shed as a first round of 5,000 losses. Microsoft’s Entertainment Division is said to be taking the brunt of […]

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  • Microsoft confirms ACES closure

    Microsoft’s confirmed ACES has been shuttered as part of 1,400 immediate job cuts. The internal studio was responsible for the Flight Simulator series. In a statement, Kelda Rericha of Edelman, Microsoft’s public relations firm, said that the decision was made within Microsoft’s Internal Entertainment Business “to align our people against our highest priorities.” It’s not […]

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  • Microsoft's Entertainment Division hit by lay-offs, Flight Sim and GS Blog staff given papers

    Having announced 5,000 job cuts on the back of weak figures yesterday, Microsoft’s moved quickly to make redundancies, and is apparently targeting its Entertainment Division. The company is laying off 1,400 staff immediately, says this ZDNet story (thanks, Kotaku), the “bulk” of which are to come from the Entertainment and Devices Division, the Microsoft unit […]

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