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Petitioning Microsoft Steve Ballmer

Rehire ACES studios and resume work on Flight Simulator 11


7 years ago, Microsoft released Flight Simulator 10, what would be the final installment in the series. In 2009, Microsoft laid off ACES studios, thus, work on Flight Simulator 11 was cancelled. Many fans of the series cried out in agony as their favorite flight simulator was thrown in the garbage. Although a successor to Flight Simulator X came out last year, it alienated many of the fans that came to love the series. Soon, work on that was also cancelled after six months. Since it followed a DLC model, you would be given 2 planes and the big island of Hawaii. If you wanted anything more you would have to buy it, of course, this didn't sell as planned. This series, that dates back all the way to 1982, has been forgotten by Microsoft. Think about it, this series has been around before COD, Sonic, heck even Mario, were made. The community for this game is still alive and healthy, but, it is at risk of slowly dying off because of no recent installments. ACES and the Flight Simulator series deserve to be resurrected from the grave. 30 years of PC aviation should not suffer a fate like this.

Letter to
Microsoft Steve Ballmer
7 years ago, Microsoft released Flight Simulator 10, what would be the final installment in the series. In 2009, Microsoft laid off ACES studios, thus, work on Flight Simulator 11 was cancelled. Many fans of the series cried out in agony as their favorite flight simulator was thrown in the garbage. Although a successor to Flight Simulator X came out last, it alienated many of the fans that came to love the series. Soon, work on that was also cancelled after six months. Since it followed a DLC model, you would be given 2 planes and the big island of Hawaii. If you wanted anything more you would have to buy it, of course, this didn't sell as planned. This series, that dates back all the way to 1982, has been forgotten by Microsoft. Think about it, this series has been around before Mario, Sonic, heck even COD, were made. The community for this game is still alive and healthy, but, it is at risk of slowly dying off because of no recent installments. ACES and the Flight Simulator series deserve to be resurrected from the grave. 30 years of PC aviation should not suffer a fate like this. Please, rehire ACES studios and resume work on Flight Simulator 11.