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Rumour: Microsoft closing MS Flight Sim studio

By on January 23, 2009

GamaSutra is reporting that Washington-based Aces Studio has seen substantial layoffs as part of Microsoft’s restructuring.

Aces Studio is responsible for MS Flight Simulator, one of the longest-running franchises in the games industry. The studio is also developing Microsoft Train Simulator 2, the followup to Kuju’s original 2001 game.

As soon as we get exact details, we’ll add the layoff to the job loss tracker.

About Nicholas Lovell

Nicholas is the founder of Gamesbrief, a blog dedicated to the business of games. It aims to be informative, authoritative and above all helpful to developers grappling with business strategy. He is the author of a growing list of books about making money in the games industry and other digital media, including How to Publish a Game and Design Rules for Free-to-Play Games, and Penguin-published title The Curve: