hello there, just a quick question :
I am a player since 2 years but I was wondering why is it lasting so long to develop airplanes.
I imagined that deciding to rework the Airbus 330 for example would mean to develop every version including the neo ones. But it is not the case as only the A333 is planned.
From my non-expert point of view, I would have believed that it would not be that different to develop at the same time Neo because you can reuse the bases of the A333…
Also why making a more-than-a-year rework but not including more liveries (I am talking about the B777 because you removed SkyTeam livery and only letting the basic AirFrance one
and fun fact : you forgot to change the registration as the F-GZNE is painted as SkyTeam haha)
Hi there! Updates take so long because they try to improve with every update. They have to get all the aircraft data, design an aircraft that looks and performs the way it should in real life, get all the liveries designed, and do all of this with a relatively small (yet nevertheless passionate and capable) team of developers on a mobile flight simulator with many inherent performance and storage restrictions. In a full rework, they rework each aircraft from scratch, just the same as if they were adding it brand-new to the game, so it can be to the best standards possible.
As to the liveries, it is a matter of choice and storage. They cannot add all of them, and the decisions on which liveries to include, exclude, and remove is entirely up to them and what they think each livey will and won’t bring to the app.
Unfortunately the gods of typing are not on Cameron’s thumb’s side today.
Back on topic, though, Will’s response (and Cameron’s) does a great job explaining all the work that goes into an update from such a small team of in-house developers. The updates are worth the wait though :)
The liveries are downloaded the first time you fly, yes. But where do you think they go after that? They are downloaded to the app on your device. Once they are they, they don’t need to be downloaded again. They likely have it this way to preserve performance as long as possible if there are aircraft/liveries you don’t use often or at all.