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FSX franchise sold to Dovetail games?

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this is what i have read, that FSX got sold to Dovetail games. the makers of Train simulator 2015. any confirmation?

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Yes, lol!

It's quite old news now. :smile:   The Dovetail FSX is sold on STEAM, or it will be if not already.

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im out of the loop i guess. haha did they do anything to the game itself? i havent seen any dovetail version of FSX on steam. just xplane. but have read bad reviews of train simulator

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Just to be clear -- Microsoft sold a license to Dovetail to distribute FSX Gold on Steam. Microsoft has retained all rights to the code.

 

Lyn

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The Dovetail version on steam is currently being beta tested and a release will be announced when testing is completed.

 

Best regards,

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Better hope they don't force you buy every little bit and piece like they do on their train simulator.   Train simulator, with all its combined DLC content, is the most expensive piece of gaming software on STEAM coming in at a little over $4000 for all the add-on locomotives and all the liveries.   XD   I'd rather not pay that much for FSX.   Hopefully they will use a better business model for FSX on steam and can breathe some new life into the old gal yet.

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Just to be clear -- Microsoft sold a license to Dovetail to distribute FSX Gold on Steam. Microsoft has retained all rights to the code.

 

Lyn

 

This makes it sound like Dovetail just bought the rights to distribute - they also purchase the rights to develop new products.  It is not simply a distribution deal.

 

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2460690,00.asp  

Froogle has a video up on this - must watching before participating in this thread...

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The Dovetail version on steam is currently being beta tested and a release will be announced when testing is completed.

 

Best regards,

 

When/where did they announce this?

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This makes it sound like Dovetail just bought the rights to distribute - they also purchase the rights to develop new products.  It is not simply a distribution deal.

 

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2460690,00.asp

Froogle has a video up on this - must watching before participating in this thread...

 

Perhaps a search on Avsim before participating in this thread?? Dovetail only has distribution rights to FSX in their own words:

 

"This response came straight from Dovetail on their steam hub:

 

There seems to be a bit of confusion here. Hopefully this will clear the situation up.

 

Dovetail Games has acquired the rights to distribute the multi-award winning Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Gold Edition via Valve's popular digital retail channel, Steam, entitles Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition. Box distribution remains in control of Microsoft and is unrelated to the announcement we have made. We will be acting as a publisher for Microsoft in relation to FSX. We have a license to re=release FSX on Steam and this does not extend to making product improvements. Ultimately overall direction for the product remains with Microsoft.

 

As stated we have also acquired a global licensing deal with Microsoft, granting us the rights to develop and publish all-new flight products based on Microsoft's genre-defining flight technology. We are currently investigating new concepts in this area and is expecting to bring a release to market in 2015

 

- Martin"

 

http://forum.avsim.net/topic/446086-dovetail-games-buys-licensing-deal-with-microsoft/

 

Lyn

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I feel like this:

Dovetail Games has acquired the rights to distribute the multi-award winning Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Gold Edition via Valve's popular digital retail channel, Steam, entitles Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition. 

 

definitely contradicts this:

 

 


As stated we have also acquired a global licensing deal with Microsoft, granting us the rights to develop and publish all-new flight products based on Microsoft's genre-defining flight technology. We are currently investigating new concepts in this area and is expecting to bring a release to market in 2015

 

What exactly is the difference? They say that where FSX goes is in the hands of Microsoft, but they are entitled to publish new flight products!

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And I bet the DX10 fixer is part of it LOL

 

I'm thinking not...it's a great theory, but unfortunately I have a different suspicion as to why sales ceased and they involve legalish things of a different type.

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What's so hard to understand?

 

1. DTG can distribute FSX on Steam and make minor code changes for Steam and multiplayer to accomplish this.

 

2. MS still controls boxed edition distribution.

 

3. DTG can develop all new flight products based on MS technology.

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I'm thinking not...it's a great theory, but unfortunately I have a different suspicion as to why sales ceased and they involve legalish things of a different type.

Yes, quite agree.Whatever the reason, it has been silenced.

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Better hope they don't force you buy every little bit and piece like they do on their train simulator.   Train simulator, with all its combined DLC content, is the most expensive piece of gaming software on STEAM coming in at a little over $4000 for all the add-on locomotives and all the liveries.

 

I have an idea: Let's use the term "add-on" instead of DLC. Should make everyone happy as flight simmers in general are no strangers to forking out hundreds, even thousands of $ for add-on planes and scenery but heaven forbid we have to buy any DLC.

 

By the way I got TS2014 for $5 in a Humble Bundle and I have as of yet not been forced to buy any DLC. Heck, I even got it upgraded to the 2015 version for free should I ever install it...

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Better hope they don't force you buy every little bit and piece like they do on their train simulator.   Train simulator, with all its combined DLC content, is the most expensive piece of gaming software on STEAM coming in at a little over $4000 for all the add-on locomotives and all the liveries.   XD   I'd rather not pay that much for FSX.   Hopefully they will use a better business model for FSX on steam and can breathe some new life into the old gal yet.

 

$4,000? That's it! I've got more than that in FSX. I have over $500 in the PMDG 777 alone.

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