I’m sure they are paying attention. They have probably already started working on their first patch even before release. I would rather have products released and then molded to how the community sees fit than a “final product” with zero support after the release.
It’s not about being modded to how the community sees fit. There are absolutely basic things that should work in this aircraft that don’t. The autopilot and HSI for VOR navigation being examples. With these not working the aircraft is not fit for release, or it should be a free beta.
Compared to the CL 215 or the Electra which cost about the same, the Twotter is an absolute gem, even though they didn’t manage to put in the final sound in time. The sheer amount of different versions alone is astonishing and those don’t have to be paid later and separately like with the upcoming Kodiak ski and float versions.
So I really don’t see the need to trash it yet. Also compared to AH and Ms. Laborie, Aerosoft have a very good reputation for quality, and Mathijs is very close to and cares about the community.
So I have no doubt that the stuff will be fixed in no time.
BTW: I wonder whether anyone here actually tried the AP themselves to see whether it’s really that bad or whether people are you just repeating what they saw in the review …
Mathijs is also a very shrewd businessman, and I’m worried they’re shifting to cater to the more casual Xbox market because that’s where the money is.
Honestly, I feel silly to always be dunking on AH products only to have Aerosoft release the Twin Otter sounding like it does. They can claim real pilots blessed the sound as much as they want, but I can guarantee without ever spending time on the flight deck that the prop sounds don’t disappear when you move them in and out of reverse. Some things really should have been caught during testing.
Auto feather doesn’t work, yet is mentioned no less than 25 times in the manual (including how to test it) and not a single mention that it isn’t modeled, like it does for other non functional items.
Hell, they’ve told us repeatedly that for Xbox purposes they use the stock GNS stack, yet went out of their way to disable the ability to pop out the panels, so you can’t use them with RealSimGear panels or anything.
I really, really am tired, and have grown seriously resentful, of these statements.
Newsflash: Casuals have gaming PCs, too, and game pass is applicable there.
Furthermore, if they are focused on the cash grab, it isn’t working because the Twin Otter is not only not in the Xbox marketplace, it isn’t even listed in the PC marketplace as being available for both Xbox & PC.
Releasing it in a poor state for PC means it probably won’t even make it, if it even does, to Xbox until it is fixed.
It’s not a plane that interests me but in general I don’t buy any games or DLC on release day anymore. I wait a few days until the independent reviews start coming out and the general users have time to post opinions. If it takes devs a few days/weeks/months after release to get things where they should have been on release, they can wait a few days/weeks/months for my cash.