Dovetail Games Forums announce
plans to end Flight Sim World
the game will be grounded without ever taking off out of early access (thanks
Destroy). They indicate the game did not attract enough of an audience to
support its completion. Word is they will sell the game for about another month,
and it will remain in the
library of anyone who owns it:
It is with great sadness that we announce
the future closure of Flight Sim World.
As you know, we always had a strong ambition to bring a new experience into the
established world of flight simulation, one that deliberately overhauled both
the flying experience and the graphical fidelity, offering new ways to fly.
Unfortunately, after many detailed discussions, we regrettably don’t see a clear
direction that will allow us to keep to the development time we’d want,
alongside the player numbers we need.
So, slightly before a year since we first launched into Early Access, we have
made the intensely difficult decision to fully scale back all future development
on Flight Sim World and remove it from sale on 24th May.
We’re sure you have lots of questions, we hope we’ve answered a few here.
What happens to Flight Sim World if I already own it?
It will remain in your Steam library, available to play in its current format.
Will the sim be taken off sale?
Yes, and we’re working to the date of 24th May 2018. We want to give anyone who
does not yet own a copy of the sim enough time to get a copy and keep it safe in
their library for future play.
What will happen to any Add-Ons?
Add-Ons will also come off sale, but those you already own will still also be in
your Steam library.
We hope you can give the team the respect they deserve for their tireless hard
work to date. Please know that all of us here at Dovetail hold flight
simulation, the creators of add-on content, and especially you, the community
for this sim, in incredibly high regard for both your support and time with
Flight Sim World.