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Interesting...The concorde on the box appears to say British Airways... I doubt MS could use that for legal reasons... The shot of the Cessna panel looks like a real photograph, just look at the pilot's hands... Regardless, I'm sure that article will make for an interesting debate just at a time when people are becoming sorta comfortable with FSX.-Bryan

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Wow, that's unbelievable. Well, almost. I agree, the pilot's hands and the Panel look lifted off a photo. I'm not sure this is a fake though.

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"won't be on stores before Summer 2008"This could well mean around 2012...

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Well I will believe it when I see something more solid.IGN is reputable, but they do often report things before they are firm.They did that with Civ4 the other year.For sure the box isn't right. The Concorde is not even flying any more. They will surely not be doing a retro theme with XI and they would put something else on the box for sure.RhettAMD 3700+ (@2585 mhz), eVGA 7800GT 256 (Guru3D 93.71), ASUS A8N-E, PC Power 510 SLI, 2gb Corsair XMS 3-3-3-8 (1T), WD 150 gig 10000rpm Raptor, WD 250gig 7200rpm SATA2, Seagate 120gb 5400 rpm external HD, CoolerMaster Praetorian

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Looks fake. The URL isn't IGN, for a start. Here's IGN's actual PC news page: http://pc.ign.com/index/news.html There is no mention of FS in the June 13 news. Further, the middle 'screenshot' is clearly a photograph, the article is full of typos and grammatical errors, a google search for the MS Game Studios rep quoted in the article, Bill Robings (and permutations like Bill Robins, Bill Robbins etc), turns up no hits and the quotes don't sound like the kind of thing a company rep would say.

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Count the spelling mistakes :-lol"The new Microsoft Flight SimulatorMicrosft proundly shows the newest update to a long run franchiseby Daemon HatfieldJune 13, 2007 - Just a few months after the Flight Simulator X release, Microsoft is already working on the next title of the series, entitled "Microsoft Flight Simulator XI""Due to the new graphic elements included with Windows Vista, we noticed that our previous title wasn't taking all advantages from the plataform as we planned. That's why we are entering in this project so soon, rebuilding the entire engine from scratch, based on the new programming concepts provided by DiretcX 10" says Bill Robings, project coordinator from Microsoft Game Studios.Robins also mentioned that an update to DirectX 10 ( DX 10.1 ) will be released at the end of 2007, correcting some minor bugs and including more features like Volumetric Bloom, Pre-processed Parallax Mapping, ShadowLight

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>Maybe Phil or other Aces team member can tell us if this is>true or not. Are these pics real? I have IGN has a serious>site, so i wonder what this is.>>http://ign.medianewsonline.com/articles/696/135246.htmlMy guess is that it is true. The full time job of these guys is to produce software for revenue generation... Not a surprise to be working on the core competencuyRegards,Vern

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I can assure you that at this time, DX10 and XPack are soaking up all the dev cycles.Sure, FS11 design discussions are happening. But no coding specifically for FS11 has commenced as of yet.The article is a fake, its not really on IGN, and the person quoted doesnt exist in the MS Global Address List in Outlook.

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Great looking pictures, but easy to determine these are phony on examination. Why would ACES bring back the old retired Concorde to grace the cover of the next Flight sim box? And love all those sloppy unprofessional spelling errors! :-xxrotflmao

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Regardless. A simulation done with DX10 in mind has no problem to produce those real life like visuals.

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From an old post of mine, back in January:-****************************************************>Hi Stoopy;When I said "BIG" - I meant relative to the existing FSX out of the box. I would predict they will produce a patch which will give the simmer more or less equivalent to what they're getting at this moment with a "tweaked" FSX. Microsoft has the capability, and they do respond to their clients. I don't expect that it would include new code for dual-core, because of the code module interdepedencies: even if it is a partial re-write for dual-core - it's not going to make the majority happy. Those that have the "money and power" will be ecstatic, and those without it will be placated in some degree only. The discontent will still continue to fester.Re your last paragraph, I think you're entirely correct. After the patch and into the future - we still have to have headroom for addons; it still has to have "legs" - and here I'm guessing it can only be about a year to 18 months, because I believe the proper solution is most probably a re-write of the complete sim, incorporating the technology benefits derived from their/our experiences with FSX, and their recognition, now - of what makes a good sim, based upon what they've gleaned from these (FS9 and 10) posts here and elsewhere.I will bet money that FSXI is on the horizon at Microsoft, and already may well be the subject of a feasiblity study.pj"****************************************************Fast forward to this thread:-Well so far it's all come true: but just think - (conspiracy theory coming!) - Microsoft marketing is smart enough to really produce this advert themselves, as a very subtle - "arm's length" way of "planting the seed" that 11 is coming, without actually officialy admitting it. Phil has just - for the first time - mentioned that "Sure, FS11 design discussions are happening"... Of course - I wouldn't believe this theory for a second, any more than I would believe there's more than just a cordial relationship between the Bush family and the Saudis. . . . . ;-)

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If that's true, then I'm definitely waiting......No FSX for me. I can wait another year or so to run a correctly designed sim.John M

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>If that's true, then I'm definitely waiting......No FSX for>me. I can wait another year or so to run a correctly designed>sim.>>John MLike many, I eagerly awaited FSX being a long-time fan of the series. Use FS9 almost every day! So far from what I see with FSX, based on reports here, I am still happy to wait, and perhaps will until FSXI. I DO NOT wish to have iffy performance on a new machine (I am going with a Penryn based system next, or maybe even a Mac) and not be able to use the great PMDG products I have now AT ACCEPTABLE performance levels. Can't believe I'm sitting this one out. Perhaps when I make a hardware move, sometime after New Years probably, I will reconsider FSX if it then looks like a no brainer. I am also not interested in Vista now, and this deployment of Vista has me definitely considering Mac and Leopard. Never thought I'd say that!

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This is so obviously faked I can't believe anyone fell for it...It's undoubtedly cleverly done, but if you click on any of the links you'll wind up at the REAL IGN site.For example, clicking on the "PC Games" backlink from IGN

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>Gee, I wonder why this picture looks familiar? :-lol >>http://www.airliners.net/open.file/1111311/L/>>Did those clowns who created this "fake IGN News" think no one>would ever find the source of their forgery? :-bluegrab Nice find! How did you locate the real source photo? Excellent sleuth work Bill!

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I would suggest, that anyone that clicked on that link (and that includes me!) run a virus and spyware scan on your computer. It's these types of sites that lure you in then zap! I'm usually more careful about checking the link IP before opening it up, but didn't this time!

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>.............>>Sure, FS11 design discussions are happening. But no coding>specifically for FS11 has commenced as of yet.>>...............So We will have FS11. Good!I feared that you guys may close shop on the account of the constant whining we do here.:(MAnny

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