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Officially licensed content coming soon to Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition.

 

Chatham, Kent – 22nd July 2016 Dovetail Games is delighted to announce that it has entered into a licensing agreement with leading aviation and aerospace company Boeing to bring officially licensed add-ons to Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition.

 

“We recognise that an important part of creating highly authentic flight simulation experiences is the addition of officially licensed content,” said Paul Jackson, CEO of Dovetail Games.  “We are therefore delighted to be working in partnership with Boeing, a highly respected pioneer in the aviation world, to deliver a wide range of content for FSX: Steam Edition over the coming months.”

 

As a result of this agreement, the FSX: Steam Edition community can expect to see licensed Boeing add-ons as well as content representing aircraft from their subsidiaries: McDonnell-Douglas, North American Aviation, and Rockwell International be made available in the FSX:SE Steam store in the coming months. 

 

Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition is available on Windows PC via Steam. For further information, please visit www.dovetailgames.com or https://fsxinsider.com/
 

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My inner cynic wonders if Boeing Attorneys approached Dovetail with a Cease and Desist re: using the name "Boeing" in art/design products without a licensing agreement.

 

Union Pacific Railroad did so for me years ago when I was drawing trains for a Not-Living, despite not "selling union pacific products" simply having their logo/name on the side of the trains I was 'drawing' was enough to mobilize their lawyers.

 

Branding is SERIOUS BUSINESS. :(

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You would think they would enjoy the free advertisement and brand recognition to gamers.

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Does this mean that RW aircraft manufacturers are going to want a royalty from publishers of payware versions of their aircraft for FS?

 

There are entirely too many attorneys in this world...

 

John

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I'd say one reason for this is a very strict policy pushed on to dovetail by Steam...

 

I seem to recall something posted by Aerosoft about a need for a license agreement with each individual airline to be allowed to include their livery in products sold through Steam...

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8 hours ago, stu7708 said:

I'd say one reason for this is a very strict policy pushed on to dovetail by Steam...

 

I seem to recall something posted by Aerosoft about a need for a license agreement with each individual airline to be allowed to include their livery in products sold through Steam...

 

My inner cynic has been vindicated. Thanks Stu! :):(

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8 hours ago, stu7708 said:

I seem to recall something posted by Aerosoft about a need for a license agreement with each individual airline to be allowed to include their livery in products sold through Steam...

 

I think you're right.  I'd forgotten all about it but in an earlier version of a payware traffic program I had (possibly JF's Traffic 2005), there was "Merican" airlines, with a livery that looked similar but not exactly like American Airlines.  The word was that American would not agree to having their name and liveries included in the product.

 

John

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There was an Aerosoft train sim route sold both by them and DTG via Steam, and all of the adverts on the hoardings changed between the two - Aerosoft real world, DTG generic. So that could be that

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