Microsoft Flight Grounded

Microsoft has cancelled development of Microsoft Flight, as well as Project Columbia, described as "a Kinect interactive TV project designed for children" by Kotaku. The site originally reported that the entire Vancouver studio responsible for these games was being shut down, but an update from MS clarifies that these projects are at an end, but not the studio itself. Here's the official statement:
Microsoft Studios is always evaluating its portfolio of products to determine what is best for gamers, families and the company, and this decision was the result of the natural ebb and flow of our portfolio management. Many factors were considered in the difficult decision to stop development on "Microsoft Flight" and "Project Columbia," but we feel it will help us better align with our long-term goals and development plans. For "Microsoft Flight," we will continue to support the community that has embraced the title and the game will still be available to download for free at http://www.microsoft.com/games/flight/.
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Quboid wrote on Jul 26, 2012, 14:07:
We should take it as the project failed. Do you think being dedicated to Windows gaming means making games that people don't want?

Who says people didn't want it? People seem more dissatisfied with their pricing model than the game itself. It hasn't even been out that long and they're already declaring total failure and shuttering a studio.

There was this, the incredibly neglected GFWL and Age of Empires Online. I'm honestly curious how anyone comes to a different conclusion at this point because I see no evidence of commitment to PC gaming. Making a press release saying that is not the same as actually doing it. They had few PC gaming related projects as it is and just closed one down abruptly. Feel free to point out some recent contributions I've missed though.
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