ADX comic depicting Terry and Gary during the Eiresim Lution vs. UK2000 Luton issue back in 2011It seems Terry is not too happy to hear that Aerosoft is planning a release of Dublin. According to Terry, from the looks of things, Eiresim DUB Ulitimate may be canceled. Hmmm.. reminds me of an issue concerning Luton airport a while back. Even despite that, Gary is still going to make his version of Luton airport anyway... So I guess Terry should proceed with his... that is... if he ever actually finds the time to work on it. Here is what he had to say... UPDATED: Mathijs' Kok responds.
"It has come to my attention (and I'm sure to many Eiresim customers) that Aerosoft are currently developing Dublin EIDW also and this has put a serious dint in my endeavours to release Eiresim Dublin Ultimate. I was quite shocked to see that Aerosoft were also developing Dublin as it was last January when I first put into place plans to develop Dublin again. I'm now at a crossroads as to continue with Dublin. I have recently began to continue the development on Dublin and it really is coming together nicely but unfortunately it is hard to compete with a large company like Aerosoft for sales which is sad as I have invested quite a lot of money into Aerial Imagery etc to date on Dublin which will potentially be a loss to myself. Remember Eiresim is myself and myself only so when another company develops the same airport it really hits hard.
Well this is very interesting indeed. Darren worked very hard on those models dedicated to the DUB project. There is a topic on the Aerosoft forum where members are suggesting a co-op between the two. I think this is a good idea as Terry has been very clear he has no time at the moment to work on the project.
I guess we will just see how this goes...
Here is an excerpt of Mathijs' responce to this as well:
"First of all, and I know this sound strange, we do not spend a lot of time looking at competition when we start a project. We got our own customers, our own large boxed distribution and we got a professional department that (when possible) sells the products we create for FSX and X-Plane 10. I actually doubt we knew about Eiresims project. But as said, even if we did we might not have decided different.
Secondly, when we know about other projects we will look to see if we can compete. And that has a lot to do with resources. Money if you want. Getting AESLite costs money and buying a good base images costs a lot more. Making an installer, adding some protection and doing a manual in 4 languages is damned expensive. So no matter how skillful a developer can be we often think we can compete on quality.
So is that a problem for small developers? Sure, it can be and that's why a lot of those developers are using our resources."
"...there are actually two more Dublin scenery projects we know of. One of those is probably dead, but the other is alive. As the developer is ripping sat images from webapps we are not very afraid though, no serious shop will sell that."
To read his full statement click here: http://forum.aerosoft.com/index.php?/topic/56970-aerosoft-news/
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