First of all Merry Christmas to everyone, and a Happy New Year also. Unfortunately the development schedule of AirwaySim has lagged way behind its original intended schedule mostly due to the large number of features and various improvements we have made to the software (for it to be even better!
). But as you already saw from the previous news the release is getting closer. And here are now some more detailed estimates on the release.
What needs to be done is to fine tune the latest feature, business/first class travel, and also tune the passenger travel / demand model. Also various small usability improvements and other pre-release adjustments will have to be made first.
At the moment the schedule is most likely such that coding is finished before New Year but after Xmas holidays. And we are still keeping the target of release between end of December or early January.
Due to an upcoming holiday of the project administration the release date target has been set to second week of January 2009. We might be able to release AirwaySim to public just before New Year but that is not desired as admin will be away for a full week during the New Year period - and that would lead to a poor customer service (for administration not being fully able to assist on new players and to monitor the startup of the first games). So thus the release is after our holidays.
The manual (limited content so far) will be made available to public before the actual release date. Make sure you visit us again before January 10th when the game should be available already!