Well, Let me just say I began flying MS simulators since 3.0 and have used MS ever since. I have owned 3.0 4.0 5.0 98 02 century of flight and now fsx , Anyway I never bought anything third party until century of flight and when FSX came out I decided to never purchase another payware product for my sim since I lost most of it when I switched to fsx. WELL THAT IDEA FAILED! I bought fsx because of rumors I had read that it would be the last one out, so I decided to build myself a good rig and began purchasing aircraft. I dont have a bunch of money and since I lost most of my 04 aircraft, I slowly began building my hangar again.
I now have about 38 payware aircraft. I know to many this isn't a large collection but like I said before I don't have a bunch of money to blow on this.
ANYWAY my question is. NOW that Flight is out What is your perspective about FSX´s Future. Will it be here for another 6 years or so? Will Flight be modded to make room for the new Simmers? or will we all migrate to Xplane? The Reason I ask is because I am unsure about purchasing more aircraft if fsx will suddenly disappear. I know fs9 is still out there but I am wondering about the Sim trend. What do you guys think. Do you think my investment will last a bit or should I hold off on purchases?
Setting aside any and all opinion on FLIGHT, and having been closely associated with FSX and it's development from the beginning, I can say this;
Fortunately, ACES built into FSX what was needed by the community to feed FSX with new and innovative material. There's no end in sight for what can be done with FSX both with scenery, utilities, and aircraft.
What you are seeing now from A2A with it's Accusim development is the tip of this iceberg.
Hardware development has caught up finally to where ACES envisioned it needed to run FSX properly and the future in that department looks even better.
Eventually, FSX will become a base program that supplies the sim pilot with a useful world and atmosphere in which developers like A2A will provide software that simply uses this FSX world as we use our real world when we get in our real world aircraft and operate them there.
FSX will remain a hefty and viable program for the foreseeable future and only get better as hardware and add on development allow it to grow.
By becoming a family member here at A2A, you are positioning yourself right where you should be to enjoy FSX as we move forward.