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According to the latest episode of tenminutetaxi, the flight project is on hold while Microsoft re-evaluate its profitability. The information apparently comes from a MS insider. Anyone have any more info on this or how credible it is?

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Would explain the lack of updates, but I'm seriously doubting that the info he has is legit.

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Would they really not take all possibilities into consideration before beginning the project, seems like a monumental case of hindsight if it were true. Pull the plug, start up again, pull the plug. Then again there seems to be no news from MS so who knows...I like how he spent the first five minutes whinging about his ban. For anyone who wants to skip to his blurb about FLIGHT it can be found at 13:00 of his latest episode.

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Anyone have any more info on this or how credible it is?
I'd like to know this as well!All I know about this Ten Minute Taxi thing is that he was a member here and got banned for being rude, aside from that what are this guys creditials and what makes him a credible source of info? Has he ever sited any of this info that would give us the impression that he's a genuine source of info or just some yahoo who makes these broadcasts from his bedroom? I've never watched any of his "episodes" frankly and would probably take his info with a grain of salt unless he gives some sort of verifible information about himself that would lead me to believe otherwise.

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Well, let's wait for Microsoft denial, then. The least they can do. From the beginning, the team in charge of FLIGHT seems so wrong about what simmers wish.An online game ? A marketplace ? They don't even know what is a simmer anymore. The charm is broken!Dom

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I watched that guy for 10 minutes and the conclusion is, that he´s a busybody that likes best to hear himself speak...not credible at all. There are dozens of possible reasons for the "delay" (besides: they didn´t published a schedule) of updates. Think of x-plane 10: there has been a lack of real updates for more than half a year and now they came up with a release date. Beeing quiet may signify everything: Cancellation or preparing for a "milestone", a team on vacation or a simple delay.

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Remember Microsoft Train Simulator. On than off then on then finally off. Dan

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Well you know that if we don't see maybe other new screenshots or webipsodes for months could be a bad sign or maybe it just got delayed from there original release target date this is all of course a wild guess. but its been about 1 year since alpha.

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Maybe for the first time in the project one of the developers tried Flight out on an average computer system! Hypnotized.gif

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I was already wondering why Microsoft hasn't presented Flight on the E³ or at the Gamescom. That might be the explanation... GreetingsTim

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I truly hope its not canceled.But.. Look at it this way, that Bumhammer guy has his own show etc. do you really think he'd publically put his 'reputation' on the line spouting off BS about FLIGHT?Maybe hes correct..

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Well, let's wait for Microsoft denial, then. The least they can do. From the beginning, the team in charge of FLIGHT seems so wrong about what simmers wish.An online game ? A marketplace ? They don't even know what is a simmer anymore. The charm is broken!Dom
I’m not sure how you can say that…because these are all things that are very important to the hobby :)I think if you looked at how we use FS - you’d come to the same conclusions MS designers have. Multiplayer: Vastsim, Ivao, GamespyMarkets: Flight1, Aerosoft, etc, etcSocial networks: Asim.com, FlightSim.com The work MS has done facilitates this stuff and helps improve further integration.We can only add-on-to the base MS sets.We need those hooks to be built in to the core.So no Gamespy no Vatsim. Want a better Vatsim?Then we need MS to advance the multiplayer.And it's the same for markets and FS communities. Also there's been no unusual delay in promotion material on FLIGHT.It comes it bits and pieces on their terms...If we had our way there'd be new info every day ;)They'd really prefer to say nothing until it's done.Everything gets super-scrutinized and inevitably misinterpreted.So it takes a lot of care to do well.

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Maybe for the first time in the project one of the developers tried Flight out on an average computer system! Hypnotized.gif
PHouahagnagnagnahahah now THAT was funny.....Clown.gifClown.gif

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It remains to be seen if there is any fire to this smoke, but if there is, I won't be bothering to learn it from someone who regards acting like a name-calling scalded child as a suitable way to behave when broadcasting, who then expects to be taken seriously. Frankly, that was embarrassing to watch. Does this guy really imagine that insulting Tom Allensworth and slagging off the world's number one flight sim website is going to gain him any admirers in the world of flight simming? Al

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According to the latest episode of tenminutetaxi, the flight project is on hold while Microsoft re-evaluate its profitability. The information apparently comes from a MS insider. Anyone have any more info on this or how credible it is?
Callum, bit off topic, but I checked out your FS9 screen shots link.Glad I did, they are FANTASTIC!Did you reproduce the depth of field on some via Photoshop?Sorry for going off topic but I had to post big nod to your work mate.

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A few people, like Tenminutetaxi, like some others, try to find and share news as much as they can do. On this tiny market, this isreally difficult. But we try. We try to find good news and ( i assure you) it takes time. And there is not so much money to gainin doing this. We are humans, we have defauts. we make mistakes. The guy from TenMinuteTaxi sent his excuses after the Avsim thing. But, by the way, i am not shure what is AVSIM anymore ? Is it just a free loading library or a news site too ? Because, if it is a newsite,then, some of us are still waiting for real news, i mean real - kind of news - that take some editorial courage.Me, Dom Mason, from Airdailyx, i am still waiting by the way for some answers about AVSIM store, next to my article.Me, Dom Mason, I take hits every week from unsatisfied designers or companies.It's up to you (AVSIM), what d'you want to be ? Another Simflop ? Dom

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Given that FSX was such a huge cash cow for MS, why would this even be in question?

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Given that FSX was such a huge cash cow for MS, why would this even be in question?
Speculation, how does anyone know what the return on investment was for FSX? Bottom line is they don't and one can make an educated guess that ACES Studios was a poor investment as it was shut down, something you generally don't do with a money making division. Mark.

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Well, let's wait for Microsoft denial, then. The least they can do. From the beginning, the team in charge of FLIGHT seems so wrong about what simmers wish.An online game ? A marketplace ? They don't even know what is a simmer anymore. The charm is broken!Dom
Wrong about your wishes not simmers ... some simmers dont care if it has online gaming . FSX already does. Many dont care if it includes a marketplace ... a non integrated marketplace already exists. Additionally, MS said early one that flight will include something for gamers and serious flight simmers ....

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It remains to be seen if there is any fire to this smoke, but if there is, I won't be bothering to learn it from someone who regards acting like a name-calling scalded child as a suitable way to behave when broadcasting, who then expects to be taken seriously. Frankly, that was embarrassing to watch. Does this guy really imagine that insulting Tom Allensworth and slagging off the world's number one flight sim website is going to gain him any admirers in the world of flight simming? Al
yep .. his approach does completely kill any credibility.

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