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And Yet Another Interview...

Postby ViperPilot » Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:08 pm

This one might hit a little closer to home, since it was conducted by another FS site:

http://forum.avsim.net/index.php?app=cc ... Pages&id=8
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Re: And Yet Another Interview...

Postby andy190 » Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:25 pm

Joshua Howard sounds & acts like a
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Re: And Yet Another Interview...

Postby matthewdev » Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:38 pm

This one might hit a little closer to home, since it was conducted by another FS site:

http://forum.avsim.net/index.php?app=cc ... Pages&id=8



Not sounding promising for us 'simmers.' I can understand that they need to work out what is best able to keep the product viable, but I imagine my home State of Tasmania is going to be something I will be kept waiting a long long time for :(
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Re: And Yet Another Interview...

Postby andy190 » Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:52 pm

... but I imagine my home State of Tasmania is going to be something I will be kept waiting a long long time for :(


Tasmania will probably come ahead of New Zealand though. :(

(Beeping Auzzies ;) ;D )
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Re: And Yet Another Interview...

Postby matthewdev » Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:10 pm

... but I imagine my home State of Tasmania is going to be something I will be kept waiting a long long time for :(


Tasmania will probably come ahead of New Zealand though. :(

(Beeping Auzzies ;) ;D )


I will refrain from Kiwi jokes right now even though it is very tempting ;D
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Re: And Yet Another Interview...

Postby machineman9 » Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:21 pm

The general idea is to make a game that is suitable for all users... But they seem to be missing out on the fact that not all features have to be exploited by every single person.

If they did long haul flights, it would not appeal to the casual gamers - But they would not be forced into doing those flights. If they don't like them... Don't do them!


It's like a smartphone... It has a lot of features, it has a lot of apps, games and wallpapers... But for those people who want an electronic talking machine, they can still just use the phone feature and nothing else.

I don't think they quite get that point.
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Re: And Yet Another Interview...

Postby andy190 » Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:23 pm

One place Australia doesn't come ahead of New Zealand is Sport. :P ;D

Guess who won the Rugby World Cup. :P
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Re: And Yet Another Interview...

Postby Fozzer » Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:45 am

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"If returning to Flight Simulator makes sense again sometime in the future, I am confident that Microsoft would not ignore that possibility, but it
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Re: And Yet Another Interview...

Postby Wing Nut » Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:19 pm

That whole interview boils down to one line.
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Re: And Yet Another Interview...

Postby JoBee » Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:49 pm

Before we get too caught up in anything said in that interview I think it important to remember...

& this is comes after the MS Flight project leader specifically told us all in a room in December that it would be 'Hawaii only' ......


Can't always believe everything you read on the Internet.

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Re: And Yet Another Interview...

Postby andy190 » Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:56 pm

I believe what you mean JoBee is that you can't always trust everything that comes out of Joshua Howard's mouth.
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Re: And Yet Another Interview...

Postby jetprop » Tue Mar 20, 2012 3:05 pm

Wait,so,M$ essentialy says:

We have put hold on the 3'd party development because we don't want them to stop us earning more money.
Of course this upsets some of the ones involved.
If the game will decrease in popularity we will need to get some developers to make lots of money for us.

Just my interpetation.
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Re: And Yet Another Interview...

Postby Cusance » Tue Mar 20, 2012 4:54 pm

Wait,so,M$ essentialy says:

We have put hold on the 3'd party development because we don't want them to stop us earning more money.
Of course this upsets some of the ones involved.
If the game will decrease in popularity we will need to get some developers to make lots of money for us.

Just my interpetation.


Harsh. I think that they are saying that whatever happens, they will control any expansion, even by others. so developers may be licensed in some distant future to develop add ons but they will for certain be marketed through the MS market place and MS will therefore get a cut and control the development. Its the Apple business model and it is a no brainer for them.
I suppose it isnt unreasonable. I would also object if I had created a game and only made money out of the initial sale while others then make money out of add ons. so I dont object to the business model as such. But I believe that MS should embrace the simmer world and third party development sooner rather than later and thus make this game grow faster and more succesfully. Sure, strictly controlled etc. This would also generate more revenue for them. They are not stupid. they know all this and I expect to see agreements with third party developers in the not too distant future. however one thing is certain, free add ons are dead for a long time to come, if not for ever in Flight.
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Re: And Yet Another Interview...

Postby JoBee » Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:28 pm

I believe what you mean JoBee is that you can't always trust everything that comes out of Joshua Howard's mouth.

Your words, not mine.

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Re: And Yet Another Interview...

Postby andy190 » Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:41 pm

Cusance I can understand why MS might not want Third-party Payware, but freeware is a completely different thing.

Freeware is the blood & bones of FS & I'm sad that MS don't recognise that.
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