Carenado, Flytampa, FSDreamteam, Wilco, Captainsim, OrbX, etc.......you are toast!
Nels.......MS is out of their mind if they think we need another free demo to entice people to buy FSX. Bottom line is, you really can't drag people into flight simulation. People find their way into it. It is what it is as far as I know......some things no matter how good they are will not make financial sense, and if that is the case, so be it. But this is not a stunt that is going to pan out. I think MS will lose it's base as soon as people discover how restrictive and pretty much lame it will be without an SDK. Add-ons both freeware and payware are what created excitement throughout all of these past versions......that's what the cult following has always been about since we first had the ability to create our own aircraft and scenery back in the FS4 days. Take this charm away and it's all history. I think MS dropped the ball in not respecting the fundamental success behind MSFS, and that has always been development by the community. It's not the biggest deal after all........FS9 and FSX are still here and development will continue for them. That I am certain about. Boy was I wrong arguing here about MS getting involved in add-ons! I didn't see the no SDK deal coming however.