Microsoft Cancels Microsoft Flight And Project Columbia
Posted on Thursday, July 26 @ 15:37:31 PST by Nicholas Tan
After multiple Tweets and Facebook messages indicating that many employees of Microsoft's Vancouver-based studio have been laid off, it was assumed that the studio had been completely shut down.
Microsoft has quickly quashed rumors of a shutdown, though 35 employees have reportedly been let go. Instead, they have merely cancelled production of two projects, Microsoft Flight and Project Columbia (a Kinect TV project), in an official statement:
So luckily, Microsoft Flight will still be available for fans who have stuck with Microsoft's history of realistic flight simulators.
Unfortunately, this does not bode well for the Vancouver gaming industry, as this follows Capcom's layoff of 20 employees from their Vancouver studio and Rockstar's full move away from their Vancouver studio as well. Hopefully, all employees affected from this localized slump will be able to find work soon.
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