What is the next Train Sim to come out? Has Microsoft indicated that they will release a new version any time soon? The seem to release Flight Sim every couple of years.
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Wisconsin Railfan wrote:"The original MSTS routes and rolling stock are pretty bad compared to some of the things out there now. I can't even remember the last time I played a default MSTS route!"Yeah the default sounds were pretty bad... I will never forget the sound of the HHP-8 first thing out of my mouth was "What the heck??"
Just head over to www.train-sim.com and check out the forums and the file library for the newest routes and rolling stock, also some of the 3rd party add-ons, I just ordered the sound upgrade from 3d perfections, and that added another dimension to the experience, if I hear the default sounds, I just cringe., its hard to believe that MSTS is over 6 years old, and is still strongly supported but the train-sim community, and still IMHO the best sim out there currently.
As we strived to bring back the Train Sim franchise, we looked back to understand what caused us to let down TS in the first place. One factor, though not the only one, was that the Aces studio found itself in a position of having to maintain three separate sets of code-- Flight Sim, Train Sim, and Combat Flight Sim. There was little to no sharing of the code between these three products, and that turned out to be a big problem for us.Note that there hasn't been a release of Combat Flight Simulator since 2002 either.
... So we made the painful decision to let go of two (CFS and TS) so that we could focus 100% of our attention on making the remaining one (Flight Sim) as magnificient as possible.