Global update progress

We figured it was time for us to give you some news about the progress of our upcoming “global” update.

We know that the long wait has been frustrating since we have a record of much more frequent updates but this is a risk we had to take in order to proceed with such a bold change.
We want to take this opportunity to thank all of you for your patience and continuous support. This update is a huge milestone for Infinite Flight and we want to make sure it goes as smoothly as possible.

Summer is coming to an end (on our side of the world) and many of you will be disappointed to learn that we won’t be able to release as initially planned. To be fair, we did say that it was a highly speculative estimate at the time so no real surprise there.
The good news it that we are really close, and to make the wait worth it, we have a little surprise for you:

We have significantly increased the HD satellite imagery (15m resolution) coverage. The following picture shows the coverage we announced initially (solid filled) relative to what will be actually available (solid filled + stripped regions):

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This represent 2/3 more imagery, millions of extra square miles to explore in glorious satellite imagery. The new covered regions include:

  • Mexico
  • East Canada
  • East Europe/West Russia
  • Vietnam
  • Myanmar
  • Cambodia
  • Laos
  • Thailand (90%)
  • China
  • India
  • Bangladesh
  • Nepal
  • Bhutan
  • Caribbeans

Our plan is to achieve close to 100% coverage at 15m resolution over the year following the initial global release. Some regions might take longer since they are often cloudy and it is hard to acquire clear satellite imagery for them.

Because we know that most of you only look at the pretty pictures ;), here are a few shots taken in various places where we added the new HD satellite imagery:

  1. Somewhere in Russia
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  2. Somewhere in India
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  3. Somewhere in China
    InfiniteFlight_2017-09-16-03-16-05
  4. Somewhere in Mexico
  5. Somewhere in the Caribbeans

We will make another announcement as soon as we have a release candidate ready (RC1) to talk about pricing and to give you the complete list of features that are coming with this major update.

Thank you again for your patience and support.

Happy landings!

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Thanks for the update! Cant wait!

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Well done Philippe! Hope Global will bang all the flight simulators!

#InfiniteFlightFTW
#LauraFTW
#Phillippe_FTW

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This is gonna be so awesome!! We will have to close the Best infinite flight photos thread because it is gonna be spammed 😂

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Yayyyyy, I am so happy, I love FDS.

You guys have worked hard. You deserve a break a multiple cookies

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Great to finally hear an update!! Thanks so much for this.

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Awesome job guys!! Good work :)

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Nice :) much great work!

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Wow looks amazing. I feel so at peace with waiting for the update. It looks incredible and I know the Devs are working so hard. Good luck and great work so far 👌

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The hard work will definitely pay off here :)

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Great Job FDS! A round of applause from me to you!👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

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Just 2 notes:-

  1. Can you show us an example of 500m resolution?

  2. Can this be pinned Globally?

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Wow this is awesome! Thank you so much for the update!

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Yesssssssssssssssssss! Finally I’ve been waiting! I’m like ready to pass out I’m so excited.

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Wow! I Can’t believe all the Progress that you guys have made so far, Amazing work! I Hope to see my Parents country get the HD look in Central America :)! Amazing work, and not always stuff will go as planned, but in the end it’ll all be worth it! Just have to wait a little more.

Again, thank you for the update and Amazing work as always!

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Great to hear more news and we’re all very excited and thankful for you guys! Can’t wait to see a Night picture with the Moon and more information about pricing! Great Jobs Guys! 👏

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Yes, it can 😉

(Just did it)


@Brandon_K Ooh, forgot about the moon in Global 😏 🌒

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Any update on the pricing scheme??

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Tyler did you mean to pin this globally?

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