I am still trying to deal with the news that Microsoft has cut the Flight Simulator team. Of course, I feel horrible for the people who may have lost their jobs. I also am disappointed about the possibility of Flight Simulator not continuing to be developed. For most games, I wait until they hit the bargain shelves before purchasing. However, Microsoft Flightsim is the one game that I purchase soon after it is released and pay full retail price. The game was also directly responsible for most of my computer hardware upgrades and Microsoft Windows upgrades.
All that said, I have to be optimistic that the franchise will continue in some form.