Some of you have noticed that a small update has been released to the various stores. It should be live everywhere but may take some time for it to be sent out to all devices.
Why are we releasing such a small update?
I'm sure a lot of you may have noticed emails from a bunch of companies with updated privacy policies in response to GDPR. We have been doing preparation ourselves and decided to ease the burden by removing non-essential third-party libraries from SimplePlanes, giving us less to worry about. This includes the Facebook SDK, Unity Analytics, and Everyplay (since it was discontinued by Unity).
We also removed the ability to register from within the game and now redirect to the website to centrally locate account creation.
We didn't want to make it totally feature-less though, so Andrew included a few XML modding related items that advanced modders have been asking for.
I know it may be disappointing to see an update come down the pipe with so few features, but rest assured that we will resume working on 1.8 later this year as we've previously discussed.
Official 188.8.131.52 release notes:
- Removed Everyplay. Unfortunately, Everyplay is shutting their services down, so we had to remove it.
- Removed in-game registration. Registration must now be done through SimplePlanes.com.
- Added dragScale, calculateDrag, and diffuseInertiaTensors XML attributes