|Microsoft shuts down Microsoft Flight and 'Project Columbia' development|
|Posted: 26.07.2012 04:52 by JonahFalcon||Comments: 1|
Earlier today, reports were leaked by sources that Microsoft had shut down its Vancouver studio. The source allegedly told Kotaku, "We've just gotten word that the entire studio at Microsoft Games Studios on 840 Cambie has been laid off. 35 people in total. This is nuts. We'll update with more when we can."
However, Microsoft has refuted the report that the entire studio had been shut down. Rather, the publisher had shut down two projects, the ongoing development of Microsoft Flight, the free-to-play flight simulator, and "Project Columbia."
In a statement to the press, Microsoft announced, "Microsoft Studios has decided to end development on Microsoft Flight and Project Columbia. As a result of this action, some positions within the development teams have been eliminated. Microsoft human resources is working with the affected individuals to find new roles within the company."
"Microsoft Studios is invested in British Columbia and still has several teams, both in Vancouver and Victoria, which will continue to produce the best entertainment and gaming experiences possible."
This means that there will be no more DLC for Microsoft Flight. Let us know if you're disappointed.