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    Default Microsoft Shuts Down 'Flight Simulator' Game Studio

    As the rest of the tech world scrambles to assess the implications of the recently announced 5,000 layoffs at software giant Microsoft, news has come in that might potentially spell the end of the company's nearly 30-year-old Flight Simulator series.

    Microsoft confirmed Friday that the software giant has shuttered ACES Studios, the developer of the Flight Simulator series of games, whose latest incarnation is Flight Simulator X. The simulation is considered Microsoft's oldest product, whose original version first shipped in 1982.

    However, a Microsoft spokeswoman said that while the studio has been closed, the software company remains committed to the Flight Simulator franchise, without explaining how future products can be launched without a dedicated software development team backing them.
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    5000 here, 30000 there, pretty soon you're talking about a lot of people collecting unemployment.

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    damn.....my friend is gonna be raaatid shocked when i show him this =\
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    FSX has many more years left out of it.

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    Beginning to get worried as an employee of an overseas company.........
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