Let's Sim is closing down - and that sucks

Mar 23, 2018 | by Sérgio Costa
Let’s Sim was one of those new projects that you never know what’s putting on the table until they do. I had the pleasure of watching Dave White bring it up from nothing. And now I have the terrible sight of him closing it down.

Let's Sim Store closure

His reasons are perfectly valid. When you get to a point where you are losing money, you sometimes need to stop the bleed. On some projects, you can go on. On other projects – especially ones where more than one person is involved – that’s harder. Usually impossible.

Dave came up with a way to protect the authors’ work and brought some very interesting features such as their 360 preview. That was something that really impressed me but, at the same time, it was nothing that I wasn’t expecting from Dave. He’s just like that: always wanting to push things forth and making it all better.

I am deeply sorry to see Let’s Sim disappear. It was a shock to me and I am sure it wasn’t an easy decision for Dave. Not easy at all.

It’s a huge loss to the community and I just hope we don’t lose more. We are a community, moved by a passion that we all share and cherish. I hope we keep on, united.

To Dave: hang in there, buddy. You know how to reach me if needed.

You’ve shown us that there are other ways, cooler ways, to do things and that we should not settle with how things have always been done.

Thank you. For everything.

Read their announcement here.

Note: this post was made together with FlightDeckX and FSElite in solidarity with Dave and the Let's Sim Team. A community should stick together. Always. That's what we defend.

Sérgio Costa

About Sérgio Costa

Sérgio has been a flight simulation enthusiast for nearly 25 years. His passion with helicopters developed during MSFS 2000 when he discovered the complexity of these aircraft and the challenge it was to control them. Since then he has been primarily a helicopter flight simmer, trying his best not to crash and kill all his virtual passengers. Sérgio is HeliSimmer's editor and writer and one of the Three Grumpy Simmers, a YouTube series and Podcast produced together with YouTubers Bel Geode and NovaWing24, obviously dedicated to flight simulation.

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