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What is the status of Deadstick flight sim?

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Since the release of MSFS there seems to be a huge interest around bush flying and smaller planes. I am hoping that Deadstick will provide us with another sim that has great scenery, a game with great plane handling, and more importantly, a game that will run smooth without needing a 3XXX super video card.

There's been a lack of new information from them (their Facebook page states they will be offering more detailed info but their last post is from late June), and the delays have been disappointing.

Hopefully, this new interest in flight sims (thanks MSFS) will allow Deadstick to provide us with another option. I was thinking when MSFS came out, i would not be as interested in Deadstick, but I think with the MSFS release, my appetite for flight sims have increased.

Would be cool if some the developers were interested in interacting with AVSIM.

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With my current lack of enthusiasm for "mainstream" flight simulators still showing no sign of abating, the "left field" concept of Deadstick is becoming more appealing by the day.


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I saw it demo'd at the Cosford Flight sim show what is now two years ago (Sept 2018), and it looked pretty cool. But at which time they told me it would be early access within about six months or so (i.e. just after Christmas 2018). Yeah right.

In that same development time, we've had 64 Bit V4 of P3D, DX12 V5 of P3D and the new MS sim going all the way from being publicly announced, to going through beta and alpha and then being released, so the delays on it are starting to make that legendarily overdue Aerosoft CRJ look like speedy service in comparison

I know software can be subject to delays, but Deadstick's really dragging its heels big time, with many people suggesting it might be vapourware. I know they are still working on it, or at least they were last week; apparently they have just got avatars working in the thing.

The arrival of the new MS sim might not help it, but then again it might broaden the appeal of flight sims and potentially give it a boost, who knows? But either way they've shot themselves up the @rse twice on that score, once by not beating MSFS to the draw and twice by not getting it out just as the honeymoon period for MSFS wears off but whilst flight sims are still newsworthy. That could have saved them a fortune on marketing.

There's some video clips of it with avatars wandering around and flying stuff on Steam which were put up about a week ago.


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I'd think that since the forums, gaming sites and streamers are saturated with MSFS it wouldn't make much sense for others in the simulator scene to make any announcements as they'd be drowned out. I'd expect late September to October for announcements in this space.

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On 9/2/2020 at 5:18 PM, FrankSalo said:

I'd think that since the forums, gaming sites and streamers are saturated with MSFS it wouldn't make much sense for others in the simulator scene to make any announcements as they'd be drowned out. I'd expect late September to October for announcements in this space.

I somewhat agree, but Deadstick is definitely a niche product. I don't think the recent noise would necessarily "drown out" any potential announcements. Perhaps, they would capitalize on all the recent attention to flight simulation and capture a share of the new and "renewed" flight simmers. I hope they release some news soon, since its a really good concept. 

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