MICROSOFT FLIGHT SIMULATOR

THE MICROSOFT CORPORATION RESURRECTS THE HIGH-FIDELITY MICROSOFT FLIGHT SIMULATOR PLATFORM

By: David Michael Edwards B.S., M.B.A.

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On Tuesday August 18, 2020 (A.D.) THE Microsoft Corporation Resurrected The HighFidelity Microsoft Flight Simulator PlatformMicrosoft Flight Simulator Images and Video Sourced from: https://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/microsoft-flight-simulator

The Microsoft Flight Simulator Brand product line legacy pioneered and preeminently led the Market in an Undisputed Dominative Fashion for approximately twenty-nine (29) years, or nearly three (3) decades, dating back to the 1980 on the Apple II and Tandy TRS80, according to McCracken (2009), and Lai (2009). Several Credible Media Outlets (i.e.FLYING Magazine, IGN.com, Gamespot.com, Computerworld, Gamasutra.com, and Technologizer.com) reported that the Microsoft ACES Games Studios, which included the Microsoft Flight Simulator Team, was closed amid a companywide five-thousand (5,000) employee layoff operation. The Microsoft Corporation Public relation spokesperson confirmed the closure of its ACES Games Studios, “In a statement, Kelda Rericha of Edelman, Microsoft’s public relations firm, said that the decision was made within Microsoft’s Internal Entertainment Business “to align our people against our highest priorities,” according to Ocampo (2009). “The spokeswoman confirmed that as part of Thursday’s layoff of 1,400 employees, Microsoft closed the ACES Studio that produced FlightSim. She attributed it to restructuring by Microsoft’s Interactive Entertainment Business that “followed our annual strategy review process”“ (Lai, 2009).

Regardless of the Brazen Discontinuation of the product line and Termination of the Employment of the entire ACES Games Studio Division, “Microsoft told PC Magazine it remains committed to “enabling great live experiences on Windows, including flying games, but we have nothing specific to announce at this time,”” according to Phelps (2009). These decisive decisions and acts were conducted at the tail end of the Great Recession (2007 though the Spring of 2009).

Eleven (11) years and six (6) months and eighteen (18) days later a Resurrected HighFidelity Microsoft Flight Simulator Platform has Materialized. As Expected, the Resurrected HighFidelity Microsoft Flight Simulator Platform Aligns and Overlays Ideally with Prioritized and Reasonably Modern (i.e. within the last five [5] years) computer hardware, software architecture, data-technologies, and internet speed, bandwidth, flexibility, robustness, and architecture technologies.

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REFERENCES:

DeCarlo, M. (2009, (2012, July 26). Microsoft Flight, Project Columbia Cancelled Following Layoffs. Techspot.com. Accessed on Saturday August 15, 2020. Sourced from: https://www.techspot.com/news/49544-microsoft-flight-project-columbia-cancelled-following-layoffs.html

Gamespot. (2008, December 4). Confirmed: Microsoft Flight Sim Studio Closing. Gamestop.com. Accessed on Saturday August 15, 2020. Sourced from: https://www.gamespot.com/articles/confirmed-microsoft-flight-sim-studio-closing/1100-6203585/

Lai, E. (2009, January 23). MS Still Committed To Flight Sim Games Despite Key Team Layoffs. Computerworld. Accessed on Saturday August 15, 2020. Sourced from: https://www.networkworld.com/article/2273082/ms-still-committed-to-flight-games-despite-key-team-layoffs.html

McCraken, H. (2009, January 23). Has The Microsoft Flight Simulator Been Canceled After 29 Years? Technologizer.com Accessed on Saturday August 15, 2020. Sourced from: https://www.technologizer.com/2009/01/23/has-microsoft-flight-simulator-been-canceled-after-29-years/

Ocampo, J. (2009, January 23). Microsoft Confirms ACES Closure. IGN.com. Accessed on Saturday August 15, 2020. Sourced from: https://www.ign.com/articles/2009/01/23/microsoft-confirms-aces-closure

Phelps, M. (2009, January 29). Microsoft Flight Simulator Jeopardized by Company-Wide Layoffs. FLYING Magazine. Accessed on August 15, 2020. Sourced from: https://www.flyingmag.com/news/microsoft-flight-simulator-jeopardized-company-wide-layoffs/?loc=contentA&lnk=IMG&dom=section-5

Remo, C. (2009, January 23). Microsoft Makes Big Cuts At Flight Sim Studio. Gamasutra.com. Accessed on Saturday August 15, 2020. Sourced from: https://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/112931/Microsoft_Makes_Big_Cuts_At_Flight_Sim_Studio.php

Sillers, P. (2020, August 6). Microsoft Flight Simulators 2020 Reboot May Be The Safest Way To Fly This Year. CNN.com. Accessed on Saturday August 15, 2020. Sourced from: https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/microsoft-flight-simulator-2020-release/index.html