Originally posted by GSCGabe:
I doubt it's something GSC would want to do, mainly because I suspect they still plan to release upgraded versions of Hornet in the future. (I'm not positive, because I haven't talked to them recently, but I suspect that in addition to publishing they'll probably continue to update the product.)
As I mentioned earlier, I believe Graphsim was let off easy with the "Xicat scam". Here's a quote regarding that scam...
"But with so few flight sims on the shelves, a lot of gamers might not know any better. So by charging full price for this sorry excuse for a new product, Xicat Interactive is basically attending the funeral for flight sims so that it can pick the mourners' pockets." http://www.gamespot.com/pc/sim/fa18precisionstrikefighter/review.html
Well, maybe it was Xicat's decision to re-release the same old HK and charge full price. But why was HK handed over to Xicat in the first place and more importantly, why was a patch never made for PSF? Flying through a forest of trees at '40k isn't good for immersion.
OIF, and especially the "newer" ODS (European version of OIF) are jokes in the flight sim community. I chuckle at the comments, although I HATE to see the entire HK series bashed because of these latest abominations. That's what bothers me most about OIF. It would have been better for people to just have fond memories of a good sim, IMO.
I have no faith right now that Graphsim will ever release another decent "F/A-18 Korea". First they'd have to fix all the stuff they removed / broke form the previous release. They never fixed the bugs with PSF, although there is interesting speculation on this board that Trey was busy working on fixes that just never made it to PSF or that Xicat might have released an older build.
I rather doubt that now because IIR these same bugs are still not fixed with OIF.
IF Graphsim releases yet another warmed over HK they're going to be the laughing stock of the flight sim community (even worse than they already are with OIF). IMO, they need to just let HK die a graceful death (well, too late for that now) and move on. I know I have (for the most part).