striker wrote:What made the Microsoft FS series so successful was the option to keep adding aircraft and not to have to pay for them. No way would I have stuck with it if I had to pay for new planes and scenery. I can't see anywhere that it says you can get addons and I guess if they will exist you have to buy them from them. This makes it pretty similar to 'Flight'............
To be fair to the Aerofly developers, they have made it very clear that what is available at the moment is an early access version. From what they have said and posted sofar I dont think they intend to follow the 'Flight' Marketing route.
I copied this from their forum: (noteworthy is that they are paying close attention to what simmers want, also different from the MS strategy. Which is why I was wondering if early support by the simming Community would be beneficial)
- The near future will bring the following main features to Aerofly FS 2:
Higher resolution textures for aerial images
SDK. The initial version of the SDK will offer the following features:
- An option to read simulation data via DLL or network
- A possibility to send back data into the simulation, e.g. control inputs.
- Tools and converters so you can add your own objects and airports to Aerofly
Improved usability of airliners, e.g. LNAV, VNAV, auto tuning, radio navigation
From all the Emails we have received a good ATC module also has high priority on our side. This ATC module will most likely go through many iterations.
Besides those major points, we will in parallel work on other things like, Saitek support, Virtual Reality, new airplanes and airports, basically things that don't bind too many resources.-
what actually irritates me more is that at the moment it is only available via STEAM. I hope that eventually they will make it available via other 'markets' who do not demand the online connection Steam seems to require.