Over the last few days I’ve seen more flagged and deleted posts than I’ve ever seen on here. In general I feel the attitude of some has been very unforgiving, impatient and negative.
With this post I wanted start something positive towards the devs and teams working on this and to highlight a couple of things;
- Asobo are pushing out updates every two weeks. Now I’m not a dev but that’s a lot of work. They don’t need to do this but they are and I think this deserves a bit of breathing room, because this makes it clear how hard they are working and how high they place our concerns in priority.
To put in perspective, Epic Games, at one point was pushing out bi-weekly updates, for a certain, hugely successful BR. I saw numerous articles about employees having to pull 70-100 hour work weeks. This was not obviously sustainable for them, despite being one of the most successful games of all time (not to mention infinitely less complex than this sim) and having huge cashflow behind it. It was said this resulted in a “toxic, stressful environment” at the company.
Regardless of the work they are putting out this not something we want in the industry or for Asobo. I’m not saying they are currently doing this as I don’t know that but it gives an idea of how hard they must be working.
- The community support and interaction is amazing. I’ve been playing games nearly 20 years now and I’ve never come across a major developer that has communicated like Asobo does. They provide updates every week on what they are working on and how long they might expect it to take and that deserves massive praise. Again, they don’t have to do this. Heck, I remember at one point a lot of major games would release and little to nothing would be communicated, patches maybe monthly or longer… need I say more. Not to mention a great community manager who you can tell from the Q&A’s clearly spends a lot of time on the forums and understands the various complaints.
So in this thread I wanted to create some positivity, thanks and appreciation towards every single person working on the project, so please leave below any positive words you have for the team at Asobo, Microsoft or any partners.
Personally I want to say thank you for making my first sim since Flight Sim 98 an amazing experience. This truely feels like a next gen game and the innovation feels leaps and bounds in front of anything I’ve ever played before. So hats off to that