That’s true, but that’s how Infinite Flight gets their money. They’ve decided that subscriptions would be less complex and complicated than buying individual planes, regions, and multiplayer.
just gonna mention something that everyone has seemed to miss which is one of the main points that @jasonrosewell may well agree with me here. Although yes you are to have a internet connections but you can literally take this sim anywhere in the world and is portable. You couldnt take DCS or a PC on holiday with you for example…
As has been said before, this isn’t a fair comparison. That’s like comparing Messi and Oblak. They’re both footballers, but play in completely different positions, therefore cannot be compared.
That is very true and the main reason I used Infinite Flight for the better part of a decade, but I don’t think portability justifies higher prices, which was my main point all along. I would never expect a mobile sim to be at the same level as a PC simulator, but I don’t think the price of IF reflects the product you receive. A far more complex simulator such as DCS is free and high end GA/Commercial simulators such as xplane or MFS can be picked up for a base price of 60 dollars, or less, which is less than one year of infinite flight.
PC’s don’t need to be GREAT to run DCS…
I was comparing the pricing model of each simulator, which I believe is a very apt comparison. Infinite Flight exceeds all the expectations I could ever have for a mobile sim, but the fact that it costs infinitely more than DCS or MFS is what I made this thread to address.
They are 2 different devices. A PC can be extremely powerful. But a cellphone can’t support MFS2020 too, right? So you can send ideas. Why not?
Well that’s okay I guess. The price can be a little steep, but I’m happy to pay for something I will use daily, but I wouldn’t probably if I wasn’t playing it as often.
Absolutely correct, Matt! My PC set up costed FAR less than my IF device and subscription costs over the years. It’s not even close!
I’m on rocco’s wing here… the amount of money I’ve spent on IF pays for like half my PC and would have payed for all of my DCS modules and still had hundreds of dollars to spare…
Yes I like IF… but DCS is the way to go in general… you don’t need a spaceship to run DCS…
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I would never gonna expect a mobile sim to be on the same level as a powerful PC sim, but i think it is very reasonable to expect more affordable prices for a mobile sim. It’s hard to justify spending more money on IF than I have on PC simulators.
Here’s my two cents…
Let’s not get carried away here. Opinions have been raised now and we understand your point. There’s no point going on about the price as that isn’t going to change, especially as new aircraft and reworks are being added. I also hardly think that putting IF down about its price is something that is necessary. I’m not trying to be rude, but as this topic will keep going to the top of the lost on the home screen, do we really need to be repeating ourselves?
Well, I don’t have a powerful PC to play DCS. So yeah, I’m getting my money’s worth.
Some of these responses seem a tad bit aggressive/belittling, so here’s my opinion:
Theoretically, IF could be the most expensive flight sim there is, since you have to pay a monthly subscription of $10 USD (excluding the 6 month and annual subs). This is $120 USD a year, which is twice as much as DCS.
Now, let it be known that Infinite Flight as a mobile sim does exceptionally better than other mobile sims, and I do prefer it over other mobile sims for the time being, because newer mobile sims such as Carrier Landings HD with graphics through the roof, and coming multiplayer are looking good.
Now, with that being said, no, I do not think I am getting all of my money’s worth. Only because of the update schedule structure, and features that seem more important to the devs, than what they are to me. I also am not flying that much anymore due to school, so that plays a part as well.
DCS DOESNT NEED A SPACESHIP TO RUN ON…😂😂😂
A minimum spec PC can run DCS on medium graphics 😂😂
Most PC’s cost less then an IPhone so in the long run it’s a heck of a lot cheaper
This is exactly what I mean
Can we please stop repeating ourselves.
There are many affordable PC options out there that I would be more than happy to refer you to. As I said my entire IF set up including subscription costs is about double what I spent on my PC. I was thoroughly surprised when I found out how forgiving DCS is on lower end computers such as mine.
True, I do believe you don’t just by your device for Infinite Flight. You communicate, play games, utilize tools and much more. But DCS imo is much more expensive with the aircraft cost which are more then 50-60$ each.