AVSIM is being told by multiple sources that Microsoft, after years of dickering and sometimes murky intentions, has sold the license to the FS franchise. We are not able to name our sources, but we can say they are authoritative and have been involved at various times in pursuing acquisition of this license. We can also tell you that the licensee is not one that we would have thought to have been a logical candidate in terms of direct knowledge of the product, leading us to conclude that this licensee had the deeper pockets. We will be providing more news on this story as it develops. We look forward to an official announcement at the E3 coming this week.
EDIT: June 16, 2014; Our sources appear to have been incorrect about the announcement at E3. We will update the news when we hear more.