So as we are all enjoying the brand-new 777 and 737 cockpit, I wanted to start a discussion on the future of cabins in Infinite Flight. Now before we all start screaming, hear me out and let’s see if we can reach a good community-based solution (obviously the developers can either add their two cents or ignore this completely, but hopefully it’s food for thought).
So the CRJ cabin was a great surprise. The cabin was filled up, and the seats weren’t too boxy looking. Then the A350 came out, and there was no cabin at all. Now we have the 777 with a mini-cabin. Personally, I’d be happy to have a full cabin in smaller regional jets and GA (say CRJ/ERJ and below) but above that I don’t know if it is absolutely necessary to have actual seats. The seats (no offense to the developers, I know they are memory intensive) aren’t that pretty, so just having them as rather old-graphic objects seems basically worthless. Use those polygons on the exterior or cockpit 😁 Plus, having only some seats, having economy seats in first class, having a combi-looking setup, it just feels weird.
Now I am NOT trying to say that we should instead have a beautiful interior, and Infinite Flight gave us something horrible, and blah blah blah. No. I’m simply saying that if we really want a cabin window view, we should have a fixed camera view from behind the window on the A350 and 777 (you just don’t have the ability to move it around to see what would be an empty cabin). To me, this solves a lot of things:
You don’t have to worry about a memory intensive 200-seat cabin
You still have full cabins to enjoy on short-haul jets
You could still have a cabin window view on long-haul flights, just no seats (which frankly don’t look too nice to begin with)
You still could have galleys modeled (as on the 777), so that when doors are opened it doesn’t look too strange unless you get really close.
To me it could be a win-win!
Enjoy the update.