Can everyone stop talking about consoles here. The people who play on consoles (the majority anyway) are only interested in games like COD. I’m pretty sure 99% of console users wouldn’t be able to work their way around a fully fledged flight simulator. There’s a reason why one has not been created already. Another struggle for FDS that many people don’t understand is that every platform is different. Yes, some engines are multi-platform, but many aren’t. FDS, to make the sim run on console would have to invest a ton of money into something that is already a niche market. Let’s be honest. COD is more popular than IF and FSX combined. You wanna know why? Because it’s a game that anyone can play, and is part of an already massively popular genre. Another reason why I wouldn’t support a console build of IF is because of the darn XBOX kids. They will see Infinite Flight, buy it thinking it’s a little easy-ass game and BAM. They’re instantly hit up with terminology and interfaces that are new to them. Half the little kids on XBOX would also just troll IF, and do raids, which would be difficult for FDS to control, being already a small company. My final scenario would be where, let’s say, Little Timmy has just bought Infinite Flight Console Edition. He boots it up, plays a bit, and decides, after a couple months of playing, to purchase Pro. He is still a noob, and to some would be seen as a nuisance, and possibly a troll. Poor little Timmy does not know he is being irritating, but people assume he is deliberately causing a commotion. Little Timmy is reported multiple times, and eventually banned. His mummy, Jane, is upset by this, writes a rant email to FDS about how her little boy has been bullied online.
I am not saying all people who play XBOX are noob and little kids, but many are, and as far as most XBOX users are concerned, flight simulation is a new concept, and a small, fragile company like FDS trying to throw a stone onto the water like that could either fail or be a sucess. PC users already know what flight simming is, and would therefore know what they would be getting into, and signing up to.