Infinite Flight has evolved rapidly over the past few years in terms of expanding the fleet of high quality aircraft. However, other aspects of the simulator, such as lighting, have not been addressed. These details are not essential but provide a better quality of life for users.
Through a vote, for example;
- Rework A380
- Rework 747
- Improved environmental features (including lighting, weather etc);
the community decide the future of Infinite Flight; continue the development of aircraft with resources split between other aspects, such as the environment, or dedicate all resources to improving environmental aspects of the simulator, such as lighting, weather etc.
Whilst both features (aircraft and environment/lighting) can be worked on simultaneously, dedicating even as little as 6 months solely towards the development of the environmental aspects of Infinite Flight will result in a much more engaging end product for users.
There is still a lot of work to be done regarding the state of older aircraft available in the simulator, but with the release of the Airbus A350 and upcoming Boeing 777, users will have access to two high quality and extremely versatile aircraft. These updates can keep users engaged whilst a majority of developmental efforts are put towards the expansion of the environmental world within the simulator.
A moderate period of time without an update (as efforts will be dedicated to environmental development) will result in an improved flying experience, and will pave the way for the future of Infinite Flight. A short wait now will result in a propitious future ahead.
My thoughts and propositions regarding the way forward for Infinite Flight.