• Dovetail Games Announces FSW Flight Sim World

    Flight Sim World: Bringing the Skies to Life!

    Dovetail Games - FSW Flight Sim World

    Chatham, Kent - 3rd May 2017 Dovetail Games, the multi award-winning simulation developer and publisher today announced that its much anticipated flight simulator, Flight Sim World™, will be released into Steam's Early Access program in the coming weeks.

    Based on benchmark flight simulation technology, Flight Sim World will provide players with an unprecedented level of realism and detail. Its officially licensed GA aircraft will be the most authentic and detailed in-sim representations on the market, faithfully replicating their real world counterparts, with every gauge and switch fully operational.

    Not only do these aircraft look like the real thing, but they also interact with the environment in an accurate way. A combination of atmospheric effects and advanced behind-the-scenes mechanics, result in a remarkably unique home simulation experience. Watch the raindrops race across your windscreen in stormy weather, while the physics engine challenges you with true-to-life aircraft behavior, including edge-of-envelope spins and stalls.

    Whether you want to plan a peaceful flight somewhere sunny or test your skills with tricky situations fraught with bad weather and engine failures, the comprehensive Flight Planner gives you full control over weather, location and time of day, also allowing you to add random events that will make your time in the air even more challenging. For those who want to focus more on content creation, also included with Flight Sim World is the Pro Mission Editor, which is a professional tool which allows players to create more complex missions.

    "The time has come for a new flight simulator which really focuses on the physical quality of the aircraft and a flight model which brings them to life", said Executive Producer Stephen Hood. "After doing some intensive work on the game engine - such as providing a much-needed 64 bit element - we now have a flight simulation platform which will allow us and our partners to focus on creating new and exciting ways for simmers to benefit from these advances. New features and expansions to Flight Sim World will be rolled out as part of the Early Access program and beyond, reinforcing our absolute commitment to the hobby. In addition to providing core updates and expansions, Flight Sim World will build on Dovetail Games' extensive partnership publishing program, allowing high quality add-on developers and publishers to make available excellent additional content such as aircraft, airports, missions, and scenery.

    "We have already built relationships with some of the best and brightest flight simulation developers in the industry", added Simon Sauntson, Head of Third Party at Dovetail Games. "Flight Sim World will expand on those partnerships as we continue to secure premium content for our players. In addition to growing existing partnerships, we are reaching out to the wider development community to foster new relationships and bring top quality content to FSW".

    Available May 2017 on Steam Early Access.

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    10 Comments
    1. Semjase's Avatar
      Semjase -
      Is this a stand alone simulator or are you stuck with Steam?
    1. W33's Avatar
      W33 -
      Can we create our own content and share it or are we stuck with Steam?
    1. zswobbie1's Avatar
      zswobbie1 -
      According to their forum, payware guys will be able to market their stuff themselves, BUT it must also be available on Steam.

      Freeware guys? maybe.
      Also, FSW will NOT be backward compatible to FSX. So, consider it as a brand new sim, as it actually will be!
    1. raimondo2's Avatar
      raimondo2 -
      Quote Originally Posted by W33 View Post
      Can we create our own content and share it or are we stuck with Steam?

      dtg eulas are available from;


      http://www.dovetailgames.com/terms
    1. warrenup's Avatar
      warrenup -
      As a regular user of TS2017, also by DTG, I can assure you there are third party providers that offer products for the sim, and those products are NOT, for the most part, available through Steam.
      I am not privy to any arrangements those providers have with DTG, but the products are certainly offered only through the third party. Everyone here is probably familiar with Just Flight. Just look Just Trains, their rail site, for offerings.
    1. Trev's Avatar
    1. btwallis's Avatar
      btwallis -
      Hummmm.....this sure sounds like MS abysmal effort "Flight". Lots of hype but I hate being tied to steam. I want a stand alone.
    1. fisheye's Avatar
      fisheye -
      Having been in the flight simulation world since BAO I can guarantee you that unless there is a stand alone version that can be bought and installed on your own computer that it will assuredly be doomed no matter how good the product starts out to be. All they have to do is follow the proven method that Microsoft used for FS.
    1. Nels_Anderson's Avatar
      Nels_Anderson -
      Products sold via Steam are bought and installed on your own computer. Steam is a store and delivery platform. It's worked quite well now for FSX: Steam Edition for quite a few years hasn't it? Lots of people happily flying that version. The use of Steam as a delivery method really should not be an issue.
    1. RatRace's Avatar
      RatRace -
      Quote Originally Posted by fisheye View Post
      All they have to do is follow the proven method that Microsoft used for FS.
      You mean that proven method Microsoft used for MS FS 1.0, one 5.25" floppy disk

      Oh please people, get over it !
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