So that's it. FLIGHT is on hold. And if Redmond's company eventually aborts the project, that's a whole new deal for this market. A little bit prematured but let's think ahead of futur events. Here are 10 possible consequences....
"XX XXXXXX 2011. Microsoft definitely stops FLIGHT project."
Possible consequences :
1° PMDG, ORBX and AEROSOFT (who were reluctant about this project) can make new and lasting plans on FSX products.
2° X-Plane 10 launch (Chistmas 2011) is a much greater success.
3° Aerosoft resumes studies on his own simulator project.
4° FS9 users can still expect new products for their platform but it's a short respite.
5° Microsoft discreetly sells FLIGHT licence to an important designer or a group of developers.
6° Sceneries makers can imagine new ambitious upgrades plans for their range of products.
(for instance, Aerosoft launch a new range of european MEGA sceneries).
7° New developments to boost FSX longevity (road traffic, trains, new 3D models,..).
8° Now that FSX longevity is assured, new designers join the market as they know they will have enough time for development.
9° Consumers weary of FS9/FSX and the market slowly dies.
10° Gamespy stops his FSX multiplayer service.
11° And you ? What do you thing?