• Flight Sim World Early Access Released

    The early access release of Dovetail Game new flight simulator for 2017 Flight Sim World takes place today, and this new sim is now available.

    If you have not seen it yet, you might be interested in seeing their latest "Early Access Dev Diary" video which covers some of the features of the sim:

    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.

    If you are planning on purchasing please make sure you understand what "Early Access" means. We're really excited to have DTG release this all new sim and give the community a chance to participate in the final development.

    To follow the latest news and developments, visit www.flightsimworld.com or follow DTG on Facebook
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    12 Comments
    1. MrUnSavory's Avatar
      MrUnSavory -
      Also remember if you previously purchased DoveTail Games Flight Sim School you will get this new simulator free!!!
    1. vflight2's Avatar
      vflight2 -
      Will this new fltsim only be available through Steam?
    1. JSkorna's Avatar
      JSkorna -
      Quote Originally Posted by vflight2 View Post
      Will this new fltsim only be available through Steam?
      Yes
    1. Semjase's Avatar
      Semjase -
      Unless it is free standing on DVD it is of no interest.
    1. zswobbie1's Avatar
      zswobbie1 -
      Only through Steam, the only outlet DTG uses.
      And here it starts, as it did when every previous sim was launched....
      "I will not buy it because........." , without it being seen!
    1. DrawyahGames's Avatar
      DrawyahGames -
      Quote Originally Posted by zswobbie1 View Post
      Only through Steam, the only outlet DTG uses.
      And here it starts, as it did when every previous sim was launched....
      "I will not buy it because........." , without it being seen!
      This pretty much summarises the Steam chat! xD

      My favourite has to be this thread where people wanted a walk around alien site exploration gas station trekking system from this simulator! I told them to stop being rediculous, they just called me a "prick". ;-;
      http://steamcommunity.com/app/389280...4097126759139/

      This is another favourite of mine where people just went mad with the ideas - Only one other person saw the state of that chat and finally I wasn't alone with shutting these people down!
      http://steamcommunity.com/app/389280...5115061713675/
    1. MrUnSavory's Avatar
      MrUnSavory -
      No one really cares if you buy it or not. I get a free copy and I am going to enjoy it.
    1. Rupert's Avatar
      Rupert -
      Nice promo flick! Hope it's not "photoshopped!!"

      Michael
    1. Mithras's Avatar
      Mithras -
      Quote Originally Posted by DrawyahGames View Post
      This pretty much summarises the Steam chat! xD

      My favourite has to be this thread where people wanted a walk around alien site exploration gas station trekking system from this simulator! I told them to stop being rediculous, they just called me a "prick". ;-;
      http://steamcommunity.com/app/389280...4097126759139/

      This is another favourite of mine where people just went mad with the ideas - Only one other person saw the state of that chat and finally I wasn't alone with shutting these people down!
      http://steamcommunity.com/app/389280...5115061713675/
      Oh no, what a bunch of idiots! You did your level best Drawyah Games... I guess there's not convincing 14 year olds
    1. zswobbie1's Avatar
      zswobbie1 -
      As seen on Steam....
      http://store.steampowered.com/app/38...ght_Sim_World/

      It IS an incomplete game!
      Early Access Game
      Get instant access and start playing; get involved with this game as it develops.
      Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development


      Why Early Access?
      “The current flight sim space is a fountain of experience and expertise, and Early Access is our way of drawing upon that knowledge to make Flight Sim World the best it can be. We will have a better, stronger simulation platform if we collaborate with you on the future of this project.”

      Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?
      “We intend to roll out planned features over the next three to four months. This includes time to discuss and implement your valuable feedback. That being said, we're not setting any hard limits on how long we will be in this phase. When it’s ready, it’s ready!”

      How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?
      “During Early Access, we plan to roll out additional features, some of which will have an immediate impact on gameplay while others will provide the necessary extensions for future plans. Ultimately, our criteria for leaving the Early Access program is for Flight Sim World to be a stable platform upon which you are able to build the flight experience you want.”

      What is the current state of the Early Access version?
      “Flight Sim World is very much still in development. There are still more features and gameplay options which need to be implemented over the next few months which we are excited to share with you as they are made available.”

      Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?
      “The Early Access version of Flight Sim World is priced lower than the full release. This reflects the amount of content that will be added over the coming months and also makes it a good time for you to get involved in the Early Access process.
      Price will change during the Early Access period, however this is largely subject to incoming features.”

      How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?
      “We want to give you the chance to be part of a hobby you are passionate about, while harnessing your knowledge and expertise to make Flight Sim World the best that it can be. We will be releasing updates and interacting with you regularly to test ideas, resolve issues, and help guide us in the right direction.”
    1. joaquimxavier's Avatar
      joaquimxavier -
      I understand this is an Early Access version.
      I understand Dovetail needs our colaboration.
      What I don't understand is why Dovetail launch this Early Access without some of the very basics of flight simulators:
      - airplane traffic AI
      - at least 1 jetliner and 1 helicopter
      - real weather
      All of these exist in FSX and all of us could easily see that FSW is FSX based, with all the pros and cons.
      The main difference between FSX and FSW is the 64 bits. And the Direct X 11, too.
      The graphics engine seems the same and the graphics limitations too.
      Last but not least, the policy about the add-ons being sold only in Steam...
      That's just my two cents...
    1. sky44's Avatar
      sky44 -
      After 2hrs checking it out----Aircraft..Great!!!, World views=Not very real, Airports a total catastrophe!!! I could hardly recognize my home airport!!!, AI din't appear, something is really wrong with OBX here, Scenery looks like Walt Disney stuff-color of the ground and sky needs work, but a Gamma corrector software or just playing with your monitor color corrector helps a lot, this will vary from Pc to Pc, Jungle trees are usually very dark, here they are very light, look sick..... Sounds=Very good:...Flight Planner, Real Bad!!! Gamy, really guys!!!., Flight= Ok but getting controls to "stay where I put them" not very good, Weather Themes=Very Good, Clouds=Very good, ---as an Early Access its fair but was expecting much much better. These guys are great, the Best in Railroads, they show great aircraft modeling but as a Flight Sim, the looks of it is "Very Gamy"....Its going to be very, very hard for them to top FSX,or P3D. If I was in on this, I would stick to my Trains and be happy......The price is fine and if you just want to fly around its ok..Riminded me very much of MFS "Flight". Enjoy, Oh, without the "power" of outside add ons and having it "stuck" in Steam will make it a looser, sorry. One strike, two to go....Maybe my expectations were out of bounds, maybe.....I'll check it out in a few months down the line.....
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