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Just got a message about the releasedate when downloading the latest issue of PC Pilot on my iPad.

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Just got a message about the releasedate when downloading the latest issue of PC Pilot on my iPad.

That's interesting. There's not even a message about this on the DTG FB and twitter as far as I can see. I wonder if this was an inadvertent 'Oops'? :)

 

The date ties in with Stephen's mentioning of December recently although it doesn't leave much time to fix any major hiccups before Christmas. I just hope DTG have done a better job of testing than seemed to happen for Flight School.

 

Any guesses on pricing?

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It was part of a message alerting me about Issue 106 now being available. It had a ref. to the PC Pilot website, but no mention there yet either.

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I really hope it is a great sim, however, I will be firmly on the sidelines until reviews are out and probably for a lot longer waiting for addons to be developed for it.

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Oh! This is quite surprised, I originally thought the launch date is within next year.

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Oh! This is quite surprised, I originally thought the launch date is within next year.

 

Martin had previously confirmed that they'd launch by Christmas.

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Of course the key thing is what's going to be in the initial release, closely followed by some sort of roadmap for the following years. Equally what's this super duper thing that will, according to Martin, explain the delay in giving any info about the sim.

 

My guess is part of the delay has been agreeing a contract for whatever it is. After the embarrassment of repeated delays agreeing the contract for Orbx global base I imagine DTG are keen to avoid a repeat.

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As much as I like ORBX I'd rather see dovetail having their own global terrain experts working on new and better textures. The ORBX landclass textures are not without flaws. 

 

It will also be interesting to see if they can make a better SDK to spawn a wider interest in scenery creation etc. 

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It will also be interesting to see if they can make a better SDK to spawn a wider interest in scenery creation etc. 

 

From what has been said so far, it looks like they're trying to make development more accessible than it was before. That would be great, as it would mean more freeware and payware developers.

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XP11 November and the new DTG in December both 64 bit - things are shaping up for a great holiday season for flightsimmers.

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From what has been said so far, it looks like they're trying to make development more accessible than it was before. That would be great, as it would mean more freeware and payware developers.

 

 

I'm not seeing any evidence of this... Not even a bit.  There's been absolutely ZERO contact from DTG to any dev that I know of on this subject... So, unless I missed the memo, please let me know where you got that info...

 

Thanks

C

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I'm not seeing any evidence of this... Not even a bit.  There's been absolutely ZERO contact from DTG to any dev that I know of on this subject... So, unless I missed the memo, please let me know where you got that info...

 

Thanks

C

 

That was my concern. I think it's time for developers start looking at the X-Plane 11 with other eyes. I think that's the future especially with what I've seen so far. 

 

Or we will be another 10 years in a platform with only minor improvements but lack of realism.

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Doesn't change the fact that we've not been contacted and neither has anyone else we know. And that's a fair amount of devs...

 

Any other devs willing to comment?

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Doesn't change the fact that we've not been contacted and neither has anyone else we know. And that's a fair amount of devs...

Any other devs willing to comment?

Someone from PMDG told me that they had been contacted, but couldn't provide any details.

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We also know Orbx has a relationship with DTG...If the above is true, I surmise they're only contacting the "larger" developers for now?  

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We got an email months ago telling us they would be in touch. Since then, nada

Plus, I'd hardly call us "small"... would you?

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We got an email months ago telling us they would be in touch. Since then, nada

Plus, I'd hardly call us "small"... would you?

Relative to PMDG, Orbx and Aerosoft....yes.  However, that doesn't mean I don't think your team isn't capable;  In fact, I enjoy your airplanes very much!  Hopefully, they'll fulfill their intent and contact your team in the near future.  Then again, whose to say DTG will garner enough of the market-share for your team to invest their critical resources?  I suspect they'll fail, ala Flight, if they don't include ALL developers...

 

Time will tell...

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Less than two months until launch, and I can't even find a trailer for this game, and more sadly, not even a screenshot, never mind a video, not even a dedicated website featuring this new flight sim...

maybe I am too pessimistic, but maybe I have seen this many times before...I don't believe in the: "no news is good news" line when a company is trying to sell something.

 

I'll try to hold judgement, but so far, I am confused about the quietness of this game; with out even one ad out yet, and this is suppose to be a holiday release competing against other holiday gifts and things people could buy with their money.

 

Even Rockstar has a trailer for their new Red Dead Redemption 2 game, and that's not going to be released until the fall of 2017 - over a year from now.

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Less than two months until launch, and I can't even find a trailer for this game, and more sadly, not even a screenshot, never mind a video, not even a dedicated website featuring this new flight sim...

maybe I am too pessimistic, but maybe I have seen this many times before...I don't believe in the: "no news is good news" line when a company is trying to sell something.

 

Whatever and whenever they will show something, I am pretty sure that rejection will surpass acceptance. There are many reasons for that and I don't want to go in depth now. More than two years of threads here convinced me that this will be at least the initial reaction. I'll be very happy to be proven wrong.

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Already the naysayers and moaners have started to come out, without a trailer nor a picture in sight

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I was sure I read on the other threads that many dev's are working on projects for it albeit very quietly. Havnt heard anything about it perhaps under strict NDA. But for this new FS to take off, it will surely need some good addons to release shortly after or maybe at release. Remember it's really the addons that will make or break it and acceptance of the community. If the roadmap has a strong foundation of supported features, I see no reason to discredit it day 1. Few months after release should mold how things will evolve for better or worse.

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I was sure I read on the other threads that many dev's are working on projects for it albeit very quietly. Havnt heard anything about it perhaps under strict NBA.

 

Yes, they must be under the National Basketball Association  :P

 

But yeah, you're probably right.

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