FASA's Dev Culture Was "Destroyed" By Microsoft

The name "FASA Interactive" will be familiar to anyone who loved them some Mechwarrior back in the day. Sadly, they're no more, having been shut down by Microsoft, who bought the company in 1999. Bought then, allegedly, ruined.

FASA founder Jordan Weisman has said that once Microsoft bought the studio, things changed.

When Microsoft bought FASA Interactive and incorporated it into Microsoft... the two reasons they bought us was, one, they wanted the catalogue of intellectual properties and, two, they felt that we had developed a really good development culture. And the reality is that, pretty much from the day we moved to Redmond, that development culture was destroyed.

I don't think the studio ever really had a chance. It was destroyed right in the beginning.

Well. Not much more to add to that, really.

Microsoft "destroyed development culture" at FASA - Weisman
[GI.biz]