Infinite Flight using Virtual Machines

Hello Infinite flight community,
As many of you know, the main reason for there being slow advancements in the graphics of Infinite flight is the limitation in processing power our mobile devices can hold.

I recently bought the Xbox Series X and with it, I found out about Xbox’s remote play feature. If you are not familiar with this feature, it basically allows you to play games from your console straight to your PC, phone, or tablet over the internet. I was amazed by this feature since it allowed me to seamlessly run Microsoft Flight Simulator directly onto my phone (iPhone 11) which would almost be impossible for a device its size to run a graphically intense game like it.

Now I am not requesting a feature, but simply put out the idea for Infinite flight to do something similar. With emerging technology in the field of virtual machines or cloud computers, large servers such as AWS (Amazon Web Service) and Azure(Microsoft’s cloud computing platform) could do the heavy lifting for our small mobile devices. Meaning Infinite flight would have the capability of adding all the graphically intense features we all have been longing for.

Although this idea does sound like sunshine and rainbows, there are still many potential drawbacks. This includes needing to have a constant fast wifi (or data) connection, the fact that it is still an emerging technology, the logistics for infinite flight to completely redesign the flight simulator, and many other things. However, it is still an interesting concept that could one day become a reality.

Here are a few pictures I took while using Microsoft Flight Simulator on my phone for reference:


They are already working on a way to make better graphics and things etc by reworking a part of the code, it’s called project metal


I’m aware of project metal, but this could go far beyond that.


Amazing idea and I believe this info to be revelationary! :D (typo intended)

Infinite Flight could probably utilise an external engine while still being integrated with mobile phone features (i.e. accelerometers, etc). The “internet of things” have evolved to “the cloud of things” nowadays anyway. Infinite Flight could stay mobile-oriented and propel further away from market competition with a solid team to achieve this direction.

I’m imagining the devs are thinking of doing some experiments with a concept inspired by this, as it might have the potential pioneering idea to break the phone barrier!

(a very good watch - non aviation content - but potentially inspiring) :)

Why the majority is always wrong | Paul Rulkens | TEDxMaastricht - YouTube

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Yeah I know that, I just meant this is probably not going to be happening soon if it does because of project metal, however, it is still a very good idea that I believe would benefit the sim if the devs could make it work one day

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I completely agree!

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Cool idea but this is a bit counterintuitive. Putting an idea out there is just that, a form of a feature request.