In response to an AVSIM inquiry regarding the status of FLIGHT after last night's reporting by various gamer sites, Joshua Howard, Team Lead at the Game Studios provided AVSIM a statement which does confirm that development of the FLIGHT product has ceased. Here it is in part;
"It’s important to be precise about what actually happened. Microsoft decided to end active development of Microsoft Flight, but the product itself will continue to stay live and continue to be actively managed as a community. New users can still download it, and existing users can still play it, with full access to whatever content they have purchased.
It’s always a difficult decision to end active development like this, especially with such a dedicated and committed team. But ultimately this was the right decision for Microsoft.".
We hope to be asking Mr. Howard some follow-on questions, which we know the community is anxious to hear the answers to. We'll report on those shortly.