Friday, April 4, 2014

Progress on Multiplayer

We have been working very hard on the multiplayer feature we announced last month. It is not yet ready for prime time but we wanted to share our progress with you.

There are a ton of details involved in making it an enjoyable experience for pilots of all levels and we are slowly addressing them all.
One thing we have been focusing on is to design a reputation system that would allow experienced pilots to fly in the largest and busiest airports (based on multiplayer flight time, landing count, flight quality ... see below) while allowing more novice ones to train in smaller airports without the fear of getting in the way of others.
A high reputation would allow you to enter most airspaces, while a low one would prevent you from interfering with pilots following procedures.

As mentioned above, many factor can increase or decrease your reputation:

  • Flight hours
  • Successful Landing Count
  • Flight Quality (we judge how difficult was a flight based on weather, autopilot usage...etc)
  • Airspace violations
  • Taxi speed
  • etc...

This is only a short sample of what we have in mind and we welcome all feedback so we can improve on our design.

In the mean time, hope you enjoy the few screenshots below :)








125 comments:

philip marvin said...

Keep up the good work

Collin Kuehn said...

can you also add differnt wether condistions that change by its self and also add like snow and rain and different conditions like that and also can yo add lights to the inside of the cockpit and also in the cabiin of the aircraft thanks

Truman Lobato Faria said...

You guys just keep getting better.

Essa Khan said...

Great work keep on going

Gabriel Rozillo said...

Windows phone

TACO! said...

that is cool!

Tommy Liu said...
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Tommy Liu said...

Can you add taxiways? I think adding them will be easier than adding terminals. Also please add lights on the taxiways so that we can taxi at night.

Anonymous said...

You are the best, Infinite flight is the best flying simulator keep up your great great work ! thank you

YUGANK BRAVO said...

Please add helicopters it's will be the rocking feature

Ansley POLLER said...

Nice jobsand all plane. And region free please

Anonymous said...

If you can add the ennemy of the 737 (A320) after or before the multiplayer will be awsome. You can because you are the best !!! Infinite Flight is the best flying simulator. we understand you and we know it's a hard work. so thank you very much flying Dev Studio :)
Aymen AJ
http://feedback.flyingdevstudio.com/forums/135928-infinite-flight/suggestions/5347945-airbus-a320

sungwon hong said...

this is way too epic for me im gonna just eat popcorn and spend the rest of my life in this beauty.

Maurice Tomlinson said...

Um I notice there aren't no taxi lines. Will those be added?

Randy Swain said...

Taxi lights and runway signage will help with taxing. Will there be a communication system in place to direct pilots into the right taxiways and air space?

MM said...

Could include a working attitude indicator (artificial horizon) in the cockpit view so you can determine the attitude of the plane if you can't see the horizon through the cockpit window.

James Bulbeck said...

Flying Development Studios...... I have no words. Keep up on what ur doing and don't let anyone stop u!!!!

Ikenna said...

Well there be an automated ATC to vector approaches, authorise landing and takeoff clearance as well as direct a aircraft's taxi to/from runways.
Also it would be great if you could add XP scores to the rating system as part of a commercial career mode so players can create airlines and increase their fleet with additional aircraft of the same type they have already purchased in the app. The XP earned well also enable players pay for fuel, aircraft maintenance, pay wages and landing fees etc.
In the meantime, great work guyz. 2 thumbs up

Sam Zbib said...

when one creates a flight plan, can you show somewhere the highest land altitude along each leg and the entire flight plan?

grant logan said...

all I can say is sick. I cant wait to play online.

grant logan said...

are you going to limit the number of aircraft (players) per region?

Hamdi Aymen said...

Ideas:

•New engine sound
•Global map (Exemple: Fly from paris to Rome)
(Geneve to Tunis Carthage)
(Amsterdam to New York)
(...)
•reworked the A321 and add the A320 as 737-700/800
•Thank you Flying Dev Studio :)

yingkit hau said...

I am ready interest in Multiplayer!!

John Crowson said...

Wow can't wait. I hope we get more multi engine planes and turbo props.

Manuel Alejandro said...

Very good work! Be you can add the new livery on the American Airlines Boeing 767-300.
And please new and old livery airbus a340-600 Iberia.
Keep doing your job succesfully!
Congratulations

Alpha said...

Can you add YUL-Montreal that will be appreciate Thank you.
keep up the Hard work. Proud of You All.

Anonymous said...

I think developers should add a support for flight from one region to another before adding multiplayer, to avoid the airspace be congested with so many players.

Anonymous said...

Why not offer players the possibility to be the ATC of the main airports?

Kim Ledbetter said...

I can't seem to get enough of this simulator on my iPad. Thank you for providing such a realistic and professional software package. I am looking forward to multi-player. It would be nice to experience the beacons as you approach the runway. Excellent!

Eko budi Susanto said...

Great job.. may be with a passenger satisfaction of the flight make they are scary or not, hard or smooth landing, maintenance needed after crash or hard landing affect and please add taxi line at least.. overall i love this game

함우빈 said...

This is such a great work!!
Please keep developing this game

Anonymous said...

Yeah good job guys!!

Brian Winstead said...

Yes this is what I'm saying. I will volunteer to do ATC in stead of pilot sometimes I would enjoy it especially if there is tower views.

Brian Winstead said...

I'm loving this just try to keep the lag down don't let to many in to were its a laggy experience because that will ruin it. Don't know if your familiar with gunship but after about 6 people get in it lags so bad its not playable. Just something to keep your eyes on. Other than that bring it on I can't wait.

Don Johnson said...

Can't wait

Jordino Mutale said...

Awesome thank God I have lots of flight time

hamyar dreamliner said...

It's fantastic to play online with multiple players but I doubt will be alot of coalition not everyone is pilot good idea is to fly from country to country using Google map so every one will choose his own departure country and destination correct me if I am wrong thanks guys you did perfect job so far

Philipp Klein said...

Nice work ! Love this game ! But maybe you can add 3d airports and landscape like by Microsoft fsx :)

ugur turgut said...

When will feature multiplayer ?

Anonymous said...

Please add taxi out safety briefing, turbulence announcement and arriving briefing
-JNC

lukes blog of awesomness said...

holy crap holy crap multiplayer!!!! XD
i am lovin the new idea of multiplayer and the 737-700 wow-wee thats a nice aircaft.
as people said you should really put lines down the taxiways and that will make this experiance a whole lot better.
as i said cant wait for multiplayer.
great job flying develement studio you have made my day everyday

Hasith Senanayake said...

I believe adding the flap deployment indication signs at the airspeed status bar for various approach speeds during the decent phase until final approach speed before the touchdown for all the different aircraft would be a phenomenal and an explicit feature as another leap of expediting the user interfaced reality.

Mitesh S said...
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Anonymous said...

will you still have the option to fly single player?

Austin Minter said...

Looks amazing! If you could and try to add taxiway effects. (Lights, Lines, Names, etc.) But other than that it looks AMAZING. I can't wait to fly my signature plane, the Boeing 777.

Anonymous said...

I JUST CAN-T WAIT! best game by far in aps store! btw Taxi lights and runway signage will help with taxing. Will there be a communication system in place to direct pilots into the right taxiways and air space?

Sean O Sullivan said...

When is it coming out? Roughly...

Felipe Barreto said...

Hi, guys Its really amazing what this multiplayer setings would be like! Congrats!

There are some features i think would be great for the users and not so hard to make for developers:

Taxi lights and taxi marks
Cabin Lights
Smoke when the gears touch the runway
3d cockpit for all planes.

You guys should categorize all the airplanes (military, civil, cargo, comercial and retro). Maybe it should be a new revenue stream: aka selling a combo for $20. And personally I think you guys should hire an intern, which his job would be only doing new airplanes. Remember: its a fixed cost but your revenue will increase too!

Keep the hard work guys. Im willing to see news from developers!

Hamdi Aymen said...

ideas:
•Turn engine ON/OFF
•New realistic engine sound
•Reworked the A321 and B747
•3D clouds
•Global map
•Failures

Peter SFC said...

How can I go online share flight with other player

jose cambronero said...

Excellent very good

d.g. said...

AWESOME! I have two things though. First, you should make a BETA that people can sign up for free :) it's a grat way to find Glitches and Improvements quicker! Also, in the future can u add terminals?! That would be EPIC :) tnx :)

jun heejoon said...

Please rework boeing 747-400

Anonymous said...

Great would be a button for "real weather".
Can`t wait for the New Version.

Anonymous said...

Awesome work! However, if I understood you correctly, that would mean that those of us with not as much time to play, gather hours, landings etc, will be excluded from flying in the big regions/airports? I understand why you would do that ("so that no-one flies in the way of each other") and I don't have another solution. However, as a non-frequent flyer I would still like to fly the big airports, also in multiplayer. For one, because we all paid the same fee. Now if you would have to pay more to access certain "levels" that would be different.

Second, even with multiple planes, we still need taxiways, runway lights and preferably runway numbers. I know terminals take time but for orientating oneself on an airport one cannot go without the above details!

keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

As an early adapter of this app, I continue to love everything about it. One thing I would note, and I think it may be an easy fix, but on the landing gear of the 757 and the wide body aircraft it would be a nice detail to have the main bogies toe first (as on the 767) or heel first (as on the 330, 777, 340, etc).

Andreas Efthymiou said...

Wow if you add multiplayer,atc and live copit this game will be the best ever...good job keep up the hard job

Anonymous said...

Please, the sound... work on the sound... is the most important for transmit the adrenaline sensation ;) you can take a good samples from internet or using samples of pack sounds from FSX as reference... unique sound for 737-700/800, other for 747, other for 777, for Airbus family, Roll Royce engine effect, the "loop" of original sound not is good... and I miss the "supersonic" sound of airplane lossing in the clouds!

Add smoke when gear touch the road and when the airplane have the maximum power... smoke in the sky... mmm and air effect on the wings... bit details make a realistic experience ;)

3D Airport and nearest, fences of roads of aiport, all 3D map is innecesary... some "low" vegetation, etc...

Add Airbus A318, funny and little plane, A319/A320, essencial planes...

Add Easy Jet, Iberia and Vueling...

And of course... the classic aviation of "80/"90 DC 7, DC8, DC9, DC10, BAC One-Eleven, Fokker 100, Boeing 737-200/300, with the big sounds of classic aviation!

Good luck and good job!, I love this game!

Anonymous said...

One realistic menu of selection of airplanes in the hangar interior ^^ and... realistic sounds.

jonathan aviles said...

What about Taxi light and buildings and clouds....?

Vincent Liu said...

Please make wings flexible!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

please add a passenger cabin where you can just sit in your seat and look around

Anonymous said...

also new 747

Anonymous said...

Great work guys and thanks for soliciting feedback on this topic even though a majority of the responses on this thread seem to be "Off Topic." However, regarding the mutli-player development, it think that it is important to remember that since everybody has pretty much paid the same price to have access to the game and its regions, it would be wrong to limit one from having the opportunity to fly in a region with traffic regardless of their experience level. So how can you enhance this program by making accessible to everybody yet preserve an enjoyable experience for all users? Perhaps you can make a “collision avoidance” option in the user preference. This user option would make collisions with other planes (or users) impossible. For example if you on approach or on taxiway and the plane in front of you becomes an obstruction (due to a glitch or the experience of the user) your planes will simply pass through that obstacle as if it were not there. Also, the program will be fixed whereas you cannot deliberately crash or “kamikaze” into other aircraft. In my opinion the traffic is there for effect and it adds to more realism, and I doubt that many users would want to participate in order to deliberately, crash into other on users although you might have a few rogues out there. Again making it impossible to crash into other planes on the ground or in the air will ensure a constant flow. In addition, if you encounter a plane that doesn't move for a long period of time whether at the gate or on a runway that plane will simply disappear essentially removing them from the game. Hope this feedback helps and great job.

James Lim said...

When is the update available?

Anonymous said...

Please make boeing777-300er free please! Its a sexy plane! I would like to fly it but i am a kid i don have a credit card to purchase
:( just that one plane plz?

Ahmad Mamdouh said...

Carry on guys ,, you are making such a great different when you come up with a new update ,, cant wait to see the multi mood available.

Best wishes.

Anonymous said...

Really looking forward to multiplayer. Just as others have asked, any idea when it will be released?

Leonardo Araújo Wanderley said...

Please... where the brazilian airports?

Umar Sheraz said...

Sir i think before adding multiplayer option it will be better to 1)add manuals with each aircraft 2) add a button in replay mode for sharing the video or capturing screen 3) rate each landing on a scale with points based on runway, and weather conditions

Anonymous said...

There should be first and second officers as well as captains and you work your way up through the ranks. I think it should go like this-
All multi engine planes( 747/a380/a340) should have a captain, a first officer and a second officer on the flight.

All small twin engine planes(737/a321) should have a captain and first officer on the flight.

Although in real life 787 and 777 aircraft do not have 3 pilots they only have 2 I still think because their a lot bigger than smaller twin engine commercial jets it would be easier to have second officers on them as well. Obviously the first and second officers are real people playing the game. Also there should be a rule to make sure first and second officers get flight time as well. thanks and please make this happen. Even If some people don't like it just give everyone else the option. It's not hard. Just make a few more controls for aircraft and split them between the flight crew. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

You should be able to speak to air traffic control. They could be real people or just a sim. You should be able to declare and emergency and put out a mayday and pend call. You should also be allowed to do and emergency landing with the fire service and paramedics/ambulances there as well as police surrounding the whole runway. This would mean adding a failure option to the game. Please make this happen. And permission to taxi/take off would be coo. Because it would be like a real airport.

Anonymous said...

The new Boeing 747-8 should be included in this update. Or a reworked 747-400 with all the extras the A380 has.

Andon Manaj said...

Imho since we all paid for all the options, i believe we should be allowed to access all the regions and all the airports. A way to prevent pilots from running into each other would be a second map on top of the radar map with data regarding aircraft near by and with speed and distance stipulations. That way, say Mikey and I are flying close to each other and Mikey has a steady speed of 190 and i'm a bit heavier and approaching at 230, as soon as i see Mikey in front of me i get the chance to ascend, descend, or side sweep.
P.s.: I love doing sidesweeps. Usually i approach airports on purpose a bit unaligned then fshhh right in the centerline. XD.

Brian Lopez said...

YES keep up the good work, you know, I used to play Microsoft flight. This blows that crap out of the water. You guys are so great at what you do. I for one will be buying all your in app purchases and making donations here and there to further increase the outstanding work that is being done here, furthermore, I would LOVE to see you guys make some sort of combat simulator. That would be impressive. Thank you for your excellence in developing the androids greatest app ever created, all of you should be very proud of your work.

Anonymous said...

M alegra que allán desarrollado bastante el simulador, sólo que falta luces de pista de rodajes, Torre de control "ATC" Los Angares agréguenle más aerolíneas Mexicanas, 3D los aeropuertos que las luces del avión al aterrizar se vean reales no que ni seme mira, que se puede hablar con la torre de control y los señalamientos en la pista Eso lo haría más genial el simulador Saludos, Espero y salga pronto.

DJ Getbizzie said...

Will our current flight hours still be in place in multi player mode

Yermin Rodriguez said...

Keep up agood work

Anonymous said...

I love this game and you are hard working people on it. i would like to tell u could you add a350 and finnairs new livery thank you:) and keep it up:)

Anonymous said...

Hi! Could you add pia (pakistan international airlines boeing 777-300ER livery:)

Raghav Ramanathan said...

Hi!

Can you please rework the 747 and 787. Adding on to other comments, can you also add taxiway lights and runway signs + taxiing out announcements, seatbelt sign announcements, turbulence announcements and arrival info when landing. Will there be an ATC (like automated controller) to land you and taxi you to gate and to just give you directions?

If you can, can you also make an XBOX/Playstation game as I think you would get a lot of money out of it.

Thanks

Pedro carboni said...

PLEASE add some Brazilian Regions, like Rio and São Paulo!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

When is the update coming out

Anonymous said...

When is the multiplayer coming to google playstore

Anonymous said...

Can you please add PIA

Anonymous said...

Cuando sale la Actulizacion? Sale en abril? alguien save cuando sale?

DanielZ said...

How are you gonna keep people from crashing into each other? How is the airspace going to be organised? Keep up the great work!

TeachAPTech said...

Can you also add the possibility to switch on and off the engines

TeachAPTech said...

Switch on and off the engines!

trung nguyen trieu said...

Bao giờ mẫu multiplayer mới ra , tôi rất thích chơi trong chế độ nhiều người

Anonymous said...

Encender y apagar los motores! Más avionetas! Y Angares

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to it! Sounds like a major update.

Anonymous said...

Please give us news about multiplayer update!!
please! :-)

Anonymous said...

i don't like the fact of "reputation" if you have a low one let them use big aircraft just on servers with not much people

Christian Stevens said...

I have an iPad an would like to know if I can help with the beta. Because I love to help out and play infinite flight everyday Thanks.

Alvaro Rodriguez said...

The A340 has no gear hull, so you can litterally see inside the A340 while you have the gear down. Please fix this somewhat simple issue, thanks!

Gustavo Ginez said...

I am in doubt, I use the autopilot in 80% of the flight, my flights are not traveling for 230nm, the largest e echo to become of 430nm, of course, turning around from the largest map, but the use the autopilot much I would lower the reputation? ...... hope not, because my flights are very soft, very soft landed, I am a good driver but what I learned only after many crashes, I hope that valued friends, .. I have no words to tell how well they did this simulator, thanks

Gabriel Machado said...

Where's the multiplayer? When the firm will post the news on the blog?

Marc Vann said...

This is looking great. But to make this even better you really should put the yellow taxi lines

Alexis Ponce de León Tena said...

muy buen simulador ya tengo como 2 años usandolo casi desde su creacion y es muy emocionante ver como va mejorando cada vez mas me gustaria que añadieran aerolineas mexicanas y con sus respectivos aviones pero en si yo si le doy mas de 5 estrellas creo que en multijugador quedara mejor
pd: sigan asi alguna vez talves llegaran a tener un oscar por ser el primer y mejor simulador de aviones que hay para dispositivos mobiles

Anonymous said...

Hi what I think you should do for multiplayer is that is you see someone you could tap on them and it would say things for warnings (coming on your left, slow down, caution heavy traffic, etc) that would help pilots communicate because of course we can't have microphones for an app. Anyways keep up the great work and please hurry. Thanks

jun heejoon said...

realistic airplane sound please. that wil makes your game more real

Anonymous said...

Airports without building will not look good must add some buildings

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Shahab said...

As someone who still needs to learn how to land could we have auto landing via auto pilot until point of touchdown maybe this will prevent me from crashing lol

Davian Smith said...

When is the update

Anna Marie Larsen said...

VATSIM integration would be great :-).

AmaanUlla said...

Hello to all
im from india please anybody tell me how to purchase it without cr dr card method. i dont have any a/c . i want purchase it via prepaid main balance deduction method bcoz i dont have any other source than prepaid balance
pls pls help me any one Thanks

jun heejoon said...

I can't download the aircraft. what happwned in this game? please fix this please. maybe other players can suffering this problem. if there is no more way, please make the plane for no download.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

yo creo nque deverian añadir el Airbus 319, el Airbus 320 y también el concorde y como dicen los comentarios añadir edificaciones de los aeropuertos y también sonidos reales de los aviones y que se pueda ver dentro de ellos y que ayan personas

nour zara said...

Like getting air traffic

Anonymous said...

Yes that would be great I agree Collin Kuehn may you do this guys ??

derek said...

I look forward to multiplayer flying

Anonymous said...

I very much appreciate efforts by developers for helping us fly planes.I am always frustrated by not being able to perfectly land or even close to land for lack of no tutorials available to land and specific guide lines that are specific to each jet.I am sure many are like me who purchased this app in android but not enjoying it(I bought 6 jet planes each US5$).Kindly post some videos by you developers on youtube as those are perfect and easy to do.

Thomas Vasse said...

I love you indefinite flight your so awesome !!

Kameron Dumlao said...

How do you get on multiplayer

mark lester Garsin said...

yeah keep up the good work this one is real sim flying

wilfredo zalavarria said...

I want to play multi player

Ronnie Rodriguez said...

Donde veo mi ex y cuando sale la actualización, éxitos y me uno al los comentarios sobre la demarcación de la pista y líneas de taxeo

YOLO GROWTOPIA said...

How long for update multiplayer and btw please create aeroplane sign to know taxi what way and the road colour gray mean what , light black mean what to easy understand

pronay singha said...

How to play multi player?

Anonymous said...

there should be an airports, houses, tree, house and where's the multiplayer?

Andrea Merlo said...

When wiil the update for the multiplayer?

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