Who's keeping or cancelling your XBOX subscription? Undecided?

Oof so it is! Glad i bought it now and didn’t rent it :smiley:

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I had 9 months left on a live purchase so I just converted it to Ultimate. Gamepass is paid up through 7/2021 so keeping here.

Adding EA titles to xbox side as well. So i can save that 7 a month.

Gamepas Ultimate is staying the same price and is a much better value if you have an Xbox console as well.

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yepp…

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Have you not seen the notes what would be in the next patch? they released them after the last patch.

What would be the point to talk about it if they are currently working? It would only come down to people repeating the same things over and over and drag them into discussions about the price, VR, a career mode, a partnership with Google Maps (LOL) and 100 other things.

After the next patch they will make new patch notes. What is so hard to understand? If you are not happy wait for 6 months and check.

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Yyep, sounds about time

Yes I am not happy with this update the thread once a week cadence. Also not happy with not telling us exactly what was not implemented even after it was discovered. Look at this list: https://www.flightsimulator.com/known-issues/. Seems like the flight simulator is in a good spot. Look at all those issues and how many are solved. There’s no link to this more “updated” thread: - Known Issues - (Last modified: 9/10/2020), but all they say about some issues that have existed since the ALPHA is “We are looking into the bug reports and will provide additional information.” I mean they’ve had these bug reports a while. At least tell us to avoid certain things like not trying to look at animals for any achievement.

The lack of substance and transparency is what’s really disappointing. I am allowed to say what I don’t like, right?

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Should be releasing the next update at any time now. We should get our first real good look at whether MS/Asobo are serious about the issues many have been raising and how quickly they could implement big fixes. If this update doesn’t have much substance or meat to it concerning the many bugs, then we can come to the conclusion they are not that serious and could care less about anything other than lining their pockets. I dont want to hear “we have gotten reports and are looking into the issue” bs again this week. It needs to be substantive.

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We got high level bullet points on what was addressed. Update coming within 10days. I’m glad to know it’s coming but that’s going to be sept 20th ish, 1 month + 2 days since release? It’s a long time to leave ppl frustrated and in the dark besides “yes, it’s dark”.

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I cancelled my Xbox Gamepass and bought Microsoft Flight Simulator Premium Deluxe on Steam. Since the XBox Gamepass will be more expensive from 17.9. on, the subscription was not worth the money for me anymore. The funny thing was that I was refunded the one Euro for the whole month. :face_with_hand_over_mouth:

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Wished it was a little more detailed on some of the items. Could mean 1 minor thing will be fixed all the way up to completely functioning avionics. Guess we will find out in 10 days.

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I paid the £1.00 to test FS and will keep it going for the £3.99 @ month or until the price increases which I read is soon to go up to £9.99?

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Agree with autey111. We have general topics but very little detail. Some of those topics contain many items. I appreciate they are looking at our list of bugs. Only time will tell how long they will take to fix. I would think some of the development staff are also working on getting FS to work for the console release.

Given the number of things people have found to be fixed, the staff being split to work on the console release of FS, and the impending cost increase for Xbox PC beta ( I have not seen the notice yet), I think cancelling my subscription is the prudent thing to do for now.

When I do jump back in (and I will), the top package will be what I buy.

Here’s wishing Asobo and company well. This program has some real potential.

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Definitely cancelling at the end of my month to purchase the standard version. Just riding out my $1 month before handing over the $60 lol

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In light of this new information, I think I will be cancelling my subscription before the price goes up and buy it outright.

How does that work for the installation? Will I have to uninstall and reinstall after buying?

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I would purchase it before you cancel, shouldn’t have to re-install, just do it through the XBOX app.

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Unless I am financially strapped, I’ll likely never cancel my Game Pass Ultimate.

Once Play Anywhere program was announced - every Xbox exclusive game will now be available on PC with the same release date.

With the addition of Game Pass for PC and now turning into GP Ultimate - having the ability to play Xbox games on my PC for a low monthly cost is such a boon for my gaming pleasure.

Ever since I was able to run Forza 7 and Horizon 4, and other exclusives like Quantum Break at 4K maxed settings at 60fps, or at 1080p at 140+ fps. I sold my Xbox One to a co-worker.

Also, having the ability to never really need to pay for the game at whatever price, means I don’t need spend hundreds of dollars per year on games anymore unless its something I really want continue owning without worrying about my subscription status.

I’m only buying a Series X because my HTPC is starting to show the lasting results of a poorly turned overclock on a 3770k as it blue screens and shuts down randomly when simply watching movies

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I agree with you, there is not a lot else to say you have covered most points. I have been a flight simmer since the first Microsoft one but I am not yet convinced by this one. One other problem that I have is that I need to upgrade or buy another computer. When FSX came out I immediately bought one but I am not sure about this one yet. At the moment it’s only the graphics which attract me. Even though the UK countryside has suddenly managed to get a lot o 4 storey buildings to replace remote farms and houses.

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I had GamePass Ultimate for most of a year and really enjoyed it - I replayed all remastered Halo games; I played the entire Gears of War/Gears series; I played The Outer Worlds … and then I got busy at work and didn’t play anything for several months and canceled back in May. I took advantage of the “One Month for $1” special the week MSFS2020 launched and have enjoyed my time with the sim. So today I canceled GamePass again and just bought the sim.

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am keeping it downloaded 8 other games and am enjoying it

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Quality thread, folks. Thanks for all the honest and insightful responses so far.

Like some others, I’m leaning toward purchasing, albeit the base level sim due to the relative state of the aircraft systems/avionics.

I very much want to support the effort as I feel the visual environment is unsurpassed, and hope as we get a little further along, we get much closer to what many expected after watching all the promos.

Stepping a little further ahead, I’m hoping to see added and more granular features and control, such as randomly seeding clouds, better road traffic, and seasonal variations.

FWIW, though I really like the photogrammetry, I think it falls apart when it comes to things like lighting.