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State Of The Game?!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Bryer, Apr 16, 2018.

  1. Bryer

    Bryer Active Member

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    Hey Dovetail Games,

    Any chance of sharing with your rather loyal Xbox community, what the state and plans are for Founders Edition?

    We've seen the 1 "emergency" client rebuild release back in March and we've not heard anything on what the plans are for your rather enjoyable Founders Edition in regards to patching, timelines etc, while I appreciate you probably don't have anything solid. It would be nice to know what the dev team are working on, the Xbox community is seeing a lot of love for the PC version with new DLC and regular updates etc (which we get a it's priority 1), yet I am starting to feel the Xbox version is the step child no one wants at present and that we won't see anything now until the full game is released later in 2018.

    Keep up the great work and just keep the fans in the loop.

    Thanks.
     
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  2. gangrel

    gangrel New Member

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    I'm only expecting one or two more performance optimization patches for TSW: Founders Edition. I honestly am not expecting any DLC for this game. What I'm really excited about is the full release game later this year.

    The good thing is that those of us that own TSW Founders Edition will get the full release with some sort of discount. That's a big plus. Now we know the full release will have probably a ton of DLC & I'll be getting all of it. A shame Xbox users won't get the CSX Heavy Haul DLC (probably OG Xbox One & S are the reason why. Perhaps could run fine on the Xbox One X).

    It would be a great idea for the developer to really keep us in the loop here. All the juicy details!
     
  3. Corvan

    Corvan Well-Known Member

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    If you guys take a look at the PC section of the forum you'll see a lot of talk about the developers not keeping anyone in the loop. DTG are not the most communicative company, unfortunately.

    They don't really talk about the DLC or features they're working on until shortly before release. They'll say they're working on bug fixes without really specifying.

    So, while the PC does have more content than Xbox we're often in as much as the dark as you guys are about what is going on.
     
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  4. DANNYBOY2487

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    It won't run on Xbox One X either cause it is resource intensive
     
  5. Challenger3985

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    Indeed, and many PC Players are being butt-hurt from this silence treatment. So the advice is, expect the unexpected. If DTG says something about the next DLC or update, it'll either be good news or be regretted later on.
     
  6. colorint

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    In context of the Rapid Transit DLC the Train Simulator Twitters account wrote
    "Shouldn't be too long to wait!"

    I think this DLC is coming next.
     
  7. Bryer

    Bryer Active Member

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    Thing is with the majority of console gamers, lack of information will not keep them interested. The game has limited appeal as it is, this lack of information is killing the player base on console, which sadly doesn't bode well for the full release.
     
  8. Bryer

    Bryer Active Member

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    Incorrect. The 16GB of RAM on the Xbox One X is more than enough, however DTG have been instructed that if it won't run on Base Xbox One, it cannot be released.
     
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  9. gangrel

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    That makes sense. However, Xbox One X has 12 GB of GDDR5 ram. Not 16.
     
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  10. TrainSim-Jay

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    Current plan is to bring the existing content of TSW to the Xbox one platform (with the unfortunate exception of CSX Heavy Haul), can't divulge any firm details right now, but stuff is on the way and TSW for Xbox One has a very bright future ahead of it. Stay tuned!

    What do you guys want to see make its way to the game?

    - Jay
     
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  11. 410nick

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    I definitely want to see Nec added to the game. With possible route extensions added to that and gwe in the future. Now I understand that you guys are having a tough time with the freight services in the PC version so I know it would be even more difficult porting content like that to xbox one. Operating a Amtrak cab is what I waiting for being I live on the northeast corridor. I'm more of a commuter fan than freight but it would still be nice to add a freight service or two in game for those fans of freight. Maybe a future New York Penn to Philadelphia or DC extension one day?
     
  12. mosko war

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    Well, I hope to see more American routes and machines more non-European American style trains I do not like European ones but I am a fan of American amd and GE Grasias for keeping us informed and not forgetting the community thanks jay
     
  13. Challenger3985

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    Not only the NEC: New York, but the GP40-2 to go along with it. If you can make that happen that is.
     
  14. Friday's Freight

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    I would really like to see a performance patch before any new content to be honest. The game desperate needs it in my opinion, particularly for Xbox One S because the relatively low FPS destroys the immersion. Thanks for porting this great game to Xbox - awesome achievement - but please continue to fine-tune the performance optimisation.
     
  15. gangrel

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    I want to see all trains. Stream Locomotives, Old school diesels, whatever. More routes & countries. I want it all & will be buying it all! Can't wait for Xbox One X enhancements on the full game release. I'm ready for rock solid framerates.
     
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  16. GothicMatt

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    I would like to see the destination/departure boards being interactive like they are in real life as it would make it more life like and extensions to the GWR route i.e London Paddington to Oxford or Reading to London Waterloo amongst others and even maybe Reading to Basingstoke or Basingstoke to Southampton or Portsmouth.
     
  17. Bryer

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    Personally I'd like to see performance updates, altered timetable for GWE (put the Greenford services back in), correct signal sequences, some more freight servivrs and the Xbox One X enhancement patch before DLC is added.
     
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  18. Mr Blonde V

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    Thanks for giving us an update, Jay! Much appreciated!

    In addition to the upcoming planned content, I'd just like to see continued patches and improvements.

    Corrected signals, functional arrival/departure boards. Stuff like that.
     
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  19. Rafael320

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    Hello,
    I think first thing to do is to improve the base game with some patches, I would love to see HDR support :)
     
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  20. Hawk Eyye

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    I just want more content. Love the game but I need more places to drive now. My preference for the existing DLC is Rapid Transit and then NEC.. but a big bundle with all of it would be best (and I suspect impossible!)...
     
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  21. mosko war

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    it's hard to know, I'm confused about what this simulator really is, some say it's just a beta others that is a game not yet finished I do not know what to expect from it and I only played it 4 times after the launch and two more after the last patch but well I do not think they give routes as big as rapid transit much less the new york hahaha but if some other boring European train and boring European route nothing American so I do not expect much, excuse my negative
     
  22. Challenger3985

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    Whatever you like to call it, it's still "Work-In-Progress". Even though DTG still working on the current content right now, doesn't mean that their's gonna be more add-ons later on. Progress is patience, and for the next route they'll be adding, will hopefully be better than what was previously mistaken before.
     
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  23. Trainmania100

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    Personally I'd like to see dlc rolled out more frequently.
     
  24. Corvan

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    This is the old quality vs quantity argument again. GWE was in development for around 6 months or so it seems. At the very least there was a 6 month gap between CSX: Heavy Haul and the release of GWE. The route has its bugs but is largely alright.

    Rapid Transit and NEC had three month development schedules and you can see the comprises that had to be made. RT has one train compared to the three on GWE. NEC has two, but one was already in Heavy Haul. Also the freight schedule for NEC has come out about 3 weeks after the release of the route because there wasn't time to get it even remotely finished for release.

    Personally I think 3 months is an awfully short period of time considering a lot of things are being made from scratch. TS2018 has a large asset library from years of development. TSW does not.

    I'd prefer to wait for GWE quality equivalent routes.
     
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  25. Bryer

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    Like I said in my original post.... With Console gamers 90 out of 100 don't have the patience or understanding of what it takes for a smaller studio to produce content...
     
  26. pschlik

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    At a lot of time it seems the DTG publishers are part of those 90% of people that don’t get how a smaller studio works nor have the patience to let it do its thing. Ironic how even the company doesn’t understand its own small size. The schedules they enforce are just like what the uninformed public wants-and look at how that has turned out.

    But really, how could anyone possibly be expected to understand a company that can’t understand itself?
     
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  27. FallenAngel00me

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    I'd be happy if they added new scenarios to current routes. That would give them more time to work on new routes and trains
     
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