Petitioning to resume FS11

SwhOUlECmLMtaxX-556x313-noPadDo not be pessimists. Anything that could make change Microsoft mind about Flight Simulator series can be tried and may be positive.

If you hope for a new Flight Simulator title developed by Aces / Microsoft, then you can take a few seconds and sign this petition. It asks Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer, to reconsider the 30 years long flight simulation series that they gave up.

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Joey Slepian
Monday, August 12, 2013 13:53

Yay fs11

stefan
Monday, August 12, 2013 11:36

Keep FS alive!!!!!

Ryan
Sunday, August 11, 2013 16:18

Keep flight sim alive!

Rob Fauchon
Friday, August 9, 2013 17:34

By selling FSX to Lockheed Martin for development of P3D, Microsoft probably gave up right of competition too. That means bye bye MSFS.It’s my guess that’s the real reason behind dropping Flight.

Ian P
Friday, August 9, 2013 20:14
Reply to  Rob Fauchon

Except that they didn’t sell the FSX source code to Lockheed-Martin, they sold the ESP source code – a side project developed alongside FSX – to Lockheed-Martin. ESP was developed specifically as a non-entertainment product, the continuation of which is Prepar3D’s license, so in no way does it impinge on MS’s ability to develop or sell an entertainment product. Flight was dropped because it was a failure, due to the way it was marketed and sold. Again, no effect from ESP/P3D.

Rob
Friday, August 9, 2013 21:25
Reply to  Ian P

Thanks Ian, for putting me right. Confusion comes from a little knowledge.

Ian P
Friday, August 9, 2013 23:40
Reply to  Rob

And too many blinkin’ sims based on one engine. 😉

Jerry Greenberg
Friday, August 2, 2013 04:23

I’ve been flying FS since the Commodore 64 days and have enjoyed all the programs since. As I see it, why not have a new version of FSX, like FSX 10.3 or something like that. When Microsoft abandoned the simulator community, it was likened to rats deserting the ship. There is plenty of room out there for improvement, but no call for reinventing the wheel. They (ms ?) tried to do that with Flight, but fell on their swords after the FSX simmers rejected the new “sim” by the millions. I myself still fly FS9 along side of FSX10 and… Read more »

Friday, August 2, 2013 08:24

Sorry guys. This is sooo stupid.. it’s a game that had come to the end of it’s economic life. No-one abandoned us! Our simulation so so vastly different (well, mine is) by all the payware & freeware addons that are out there. Do I need Microsoft? No ways! Flight was never geared towards us ‘pro simmers’ but toward the newbies that wanted to know what flying was all about. Yes, it is arcade like, but that’s what it’s target market was. Rejected??? No, have a look at the forums for Flight. I’m flying FS9, Flight as well as P3D. So,… Read more »

Friday, August 2, 2013 08:40

pssh you trying to side with Microsoft? No, they ABANDONED it… don’t try to change the facts; they could have released a separate “Flight” sim for the cry babies and newbies alongside the “pro” version for us serious simmers (IIRC they have always done that until the last 2-3 releases) Or they could have implemented a “dumbed down” version of FS9/X inside a new simulator so that newbies/pros could pick which part of the simulator they wanted to use and that way they’d have a choice and if a pro/serious simmer didn’t want to use it they didn’t have to… Read more »

Friday, August 2, 2013 09:00
Reply to  Shannon Mason

Yes they did ‘abandon’ it. & no, I’m not siding with Microsoft. But any business person will tell you that it is good business practice to close/stop any division that was not making money. They are responsible to their shareholders. ANY business will do this!! They then licensed their pro version to Lockheed Martin that is marketing Prerar3D “not for entertainment’ & as a training tool! So, are we GAMERS that play with games from a gaming studio, that has been closed down, for entertainment, or do we learn & practice flying & use P3D as a training tool. I… Read more »