Developer Macco Simulations has surprised us all by announcing a brand new airport. Instead of focusing on a new UK airport, following their Manchester and Birmingham releases, Macco Simulations is instead heading to sunny Mexico. Cancun International Airport (MMUN) is the gateway to the Mexican-Carribean coast which sees visitors from around the world arrive for its hot weather, glorious beaches and party night-life.
The airport first opened in 1974 and sees over 9 million passengers come through each year. Visitors from Canada, the US and Europe come on a regular basis to take full advantage of the local weather and hotels. Airlines such as KLM, BA, Condor, Aeromexico, JetBlue and Air Canada regularly bring passengers to the large Mexican airport.
The airport is described by Macco Simulations as their best yet. With all the terminal buildings modelled, plenty of PBR materials used throughout and 4K texturing, it will certainly be full of eye candy. Cancun will also feature custom jetways, custom night lighting and interior modelling of the terminal building. Despite the immense details, Macco Simulations say that the airport is optimised for the best performance.
As mentioned earlier, Macco Simulations has previously brought out two UK airports. On their blog page, they explained that their plan very early on was to recreate Cancun Airport. The team has worked for over 10-months on this new airport, with plenty of time spent on researching and finding the right reference imagery. Macco Simulations felt that the in-sim imagery was sub-par and decided to replace the default stuff with their own, which is of good quality. Unlike their previous releases, Cancun International Airport will be released as a full “V1 version” from day one. However, they will continue to listen to feedback and make any updates as required.
Cancun International Airport from Macco Simulations is due to release in the first few weeks of April 2022 on PC, followed then by a release on Xbox via the in-sim Marketplace.
Whilst we await a release, check out the teaser video above and also a number of previews of the airport in action.
Thanks to SincereSpeedbird for the tip.
Update – Edited ‘excitable’ excerpt.