In a YouTube video from the Microsoft Flight Simulator account announcing an older scenery update, I asked via a comment the following questions:
"When will Xbox users be considered in the development priorities of third party product integrations for Flight Simulator?
When will all aircraft, apps, activities, scenery, addons and peripheral utilities such as Vatsim, Ivao or Navigraph be available to Xbox customers who pay for the game just like PC users?"
Even though I haven’t had the kind reply from Microsoft or Asobo, I did manage to get two user responses that caught my attention.
The first of the responses reads:
"Vatsim, IVAO and Navigraph are not dependant on.
Microsoft. 3rd party products integration on Xbox depends on the developers of these products to adapt their products to the console platform, like PMDG’s 737.
Not a microsoft defender, just telling you the truth."
Is that true? When I asked the same question to some developers, the reason they gave me is the impossibility to connect to the console and the lack of test environment on Xbox. Additionally, the public statement of Vatsim, for example, tell other version of the story.
The second response received to my YouTube comment was:
“Get over it… Console users are not serious simmers and so there is no point in developing e.g vatsim for Xbox use…”
On the latter, I would like to know if indeed Microsoft and Asobo think this way about Flight Simulator users on Xbox (it is my sincere hope that this is not the case).
I expose these genuine concerns (both my original questions, and those derived from the answers to my YouTube comment), to know the opinion of the community and if possible from Microsoft and Asobo as direct sources.
Thank you all in advance for your kind and valuable responses.