Digital combat simulation (DCS) has been a major part of the video game industry for decades.
Its been popularized by Microsoft’s own Flight Simulator, but the technology has grown more popular in recent years, as developers have adapted it to their own tastes.
In addition to the massive popularity of flight simulators, there are dozens of digital games that can be downloaded for free to allow players to create their own content.
For those who want to build a realistic version of themselves, though, there is one more option.
Digital invitations are a relatively new technology, and while they’re still in beta, they’ve been making an appearance in the industry for quite some time.
Digital invitations allow you to invite friends to your games, or simply give them the option to “sign up” for your game, essentially creating a digital friend in the process.
There are a variety of ways to use digital invitations in your games to give them a boost in your sales.
There’s also the option of sending a friend an invitation through a friend list or a game server, and the options to use a friend request to invite other people to your game or just to invite them to a party.
Digital invites are also available as a free download for those who prefer to pay for them, but they’re not as popular as they once were.
Why does digital invitations not have a dedicated version for PS3?
“We don’t have a physical version of it,” said Sony senior product manager, Dan Coughlin, in a recent interview with GameSpot.
“We haven’t had the time to make one.”
In fact, Coughlen said, the reason there’s not a dedicated digital version for PlayStation 3 is because the company has not yet developed a way to do it for PC.
In a recent blog post, Sony acknowledged that there are “some technical issues” with digital invitations for PC, but said it is “currently investigating” the issue.
“The solution that we have is to get the system to be able to send invites via an external server, which means the invitation is sent to the server, it’s stored on the server for us, and then it’s sent to your PC,” Coughlis said.
“And then we have to get it to work properly.
The solution that is currently available is to make a separate server that is capable of sending invites to PCs, and so the invitation will be sent to PCs and then to PCs will then have the opportunity to get their hands on the invitation and sign it.
That’s not going to work for us.
We have to make that work for them.”
Sony is not alone in this.
Earlier this year, Microsoft announced that it would be creating a new version of its Xbox Live multiplayer service called Microsoft-Xbox-Live (M-Xbox), but it also announced that there would be no digital invitations available for PS4 consoles.
This may seem like an odd choice, given that the PS3 version of M-Xbox is already available, and that digital invitations are an integral part of Xbox Live’s business model.
But while Sony’s decision to keep digital invitations off the PS4 isn’t exactly surprising, Microsoft’s move to prevent them from being used to sell games in its online service may have been more of a shock to gamers than it was to Microsoft’s developers.
“It’s definitely a surprise to a lot of people, but I think we have been a little bit too passive,” Croughlin said.
According to Coughlins, the decision to prevent digital invitations from being part of M for Xbox was made by Microsoft as a way of giving developers time to work on their game before it was available to play on the service.
“The idea was to give the developers time so they could build the game that they want to play, and we could make sure that it’s not just a marketing tool for Microsoft,” Couglins said.
“So we had some time to get our heads around that, and what we decided to do is just have a separate, separate version of the service for the PS2 and Xbox.”
What can you do with a digital invitation?
Coughlin told GameSpot that digital invites have been around since the very beginning of the PC gaming market, and he said that there’s always been a demand for them.
“It’s just that it seems like there’s a lot more people interested in digital invitations now than there used to be,” he said.
As with any new technology that comes about, there will always be people who will find the technology to be useful, but those who find it to be a pain in the ass to use will probably find that it has a different appeal than others.
For example, there’s no doubt that the use of digital invitations has been used as a means to make friends in virtual reality games, and it’s certainly not as common in other games, either.
However, it does have its benefits.