[ANNOUNCEMENT] YSFlight and YSFHQ acquisition by Microsoft [April Fools 2020]

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[ANNOUNCEMENT] YSFlight and YSFHQ acquisition by Microsoft [April Fools 2020]

Post by YSFHQ » Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:22 pm

We are excited to announce a unique partnership between YSFHQ and the makers of Minecraft, SkiFree, and Pinball Arcade. As of today, YSFlight development will be taken up by Microsoft Games. The source code and rights to names and filetypes were purchased from Soji Yamakawa earlier this month. The YSFHQ forum will also be folded into the Microsoft family, and we are working hard on merging forum accounts with Microsoft accounts, and integrating Cortana's AI suite for administrative tasks.

This is a fantastic opportunity for YSFlight. Microsoft Games is formulating a top development team including lead designer Jason McAlister, head of product design for Windows Vista, and community engagement officer David Somers, the man behind the file copy time estimates. Due to unforseen delays in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020, YSFlight is also slated to be a flagship release title on the new Xbox Series X console. Unfortunately, Microsoft is uninterested in continuing development of YSFlight for Mac or Linux, and will file cease and desist orders against anyone who plays the game on those platforms starting May 31st.

Forum administration is planned to be rolled into the Microsoft Support Staff queue by June. Until then, we the staff here at Microsoft's YSFHQ will keep you up to date as the forum undergoes structural changes.

"We expect the first iteration of Microsoft's YSFlight to be available later this year," said David Somers. "Sorry, next week. Actually 2042. Wait, yeah, next year."

About the acquisition, Eric said "this is great. I can finally put 'Intern at Microsoft' on my resume."
"I love it," says Doomsday, "I can waste people on PC and XBox now."
"Happy? Nah yeah, I can to run to Maccas for me sheila an' swing by the bottle-o for some grog without some drongo makin' errors in OYS. Yeah mate, I'm happy." We were unable to translate Flake's comment.
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Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] YSFlight and YSFHQ acquisition by Microsoft

Post by Luisitoo » Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:26 pm

You had me until the cease and desist part :lol:

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Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] YSFlight and YSFHQ acquisition by Microsoft

Post by Indy » Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:00 pm

I'm honored to be apart of this historic announcement. This merge ensures a bright future for YSFlight for many years to come.

But frankly, I'm more excited that they agreed to send us 12,000 rolls of toilet paper each as part of the deal. We're going to be swimming in cash.
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Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] YSFlight and YSFHQ acquisition by Microsoft

Post by Darkness-Of-Enigma » Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:11 pm

For a moment I almost swallowed it :lol:
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Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] YSFlight and YSFHQ acquisition by Microsoft

Post by jsu2 » Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:04 pm

i expect to see free upgrades

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Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] YSFlight and YSFHQ acquisition by Microsoft

Post by Neocon » Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:16 am

Will you all be playing YS Flight Bedrock or Java?
When will Captain YS tweet something politically incorrect and be removed from all documentation?

On a more serious note, they just bought YS to shut down the biggest competition with MS Flight Simulator, so we'll all be gone by Summer.

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Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] YSFlight and YSFHQ acquisition by Microsoft

Post by Luisitoo » Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:56 am

Neocon wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:16 am
Will you all be playing YS Flight Bedrock or Java?
I would prefer playing in YS Java, because muh features>>

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