Earlier this year, Microsoft had to release
longtime Flight Simulator
dev team, ACES Studio, from the nest. Since then, Rick Selby and Kathie Flood have been working to start up a new studio -- and now that hard work has come to fruition. Enter: Cascade Game Foundry, the duo's new Washington-based studio that will aim to fill the gap in the hardcore sim market left by ACES' closure.
Selby and Flood both offered some comments in a press release
via the company's site, stating that those hardcore sim fans who are now flying blind will become the new company's "critical foundation," but by no means do they want Cascade to stop there. They envision the company catering to simulation junkies craving experiences outside of flying planes or conducting trains, offering examples such as "Scuba diving off Hawaii, traversing the Andes" and "hiking the Great Wall of China."
The company is now working to get a demo in order for its first project. We'll keep you posted.