Over on the Orbx forums Anna Cicognani, CEO of Orbx, has shared their roadmap for the coming year. The post starts with a brief moment of reflection in which Anna talks about all the work and effort the team has put in the recently released MSFS Australia update. Orbx has been responsible for the airports and points of interests featured in this update as well as the Fokker F.VII, which can be purchased separately.
Looking ahead and talking about the products that are coming, Anna starts off her post with Prague. This airport was already announced and previewed a little while back and release should be imminent. Furthermore, the Orbx team is working on Landmarks Panama Canal, which is also nearing completion. Also in progress are Orbx’s New Zealand mesh (with an update featuring high resolution LiDAR data), Landmarks Auckland, and openLC Asia. The latter one is running into some delays in part due to the size of the project.
More notably Anna announced that Orbx is working on “a swag of aircraft” for Microsoft Flight Simulator. People that have been in the hobby for a little while may still remember when Orbx had several planes under its name for older versions of Prepar3D. For newer versions (P3Dv4 and newer), Orbx does not offer any of their own planes, and for MSFS Orbx’s offering is limited to the EA-7 Edgley Optica.
Furthermore, a few more projects were mentioned. Coming to MSFS are: Melbourne Airport & Melbourne City Pack, Yeager Airport, Fresno Yosemite Intl. Airport, Palm Beach Intl. Airport (also coming to P3D), Phuket Intl. Airport, Boise Airport and possibly GB North Landmarks. Coming to Prepar3D is TrueEarth Eastern Alps. As for X-Plane, the team is looking at making Brisbane Airport.
There are also several new projects coming from ‘Orbx’s Indies’. Developer Marcus Nyberg is working on Stockholm Arlanda Airport for MSFS. Finni Hansen is working on Oslo Gardermoen Airport, Andreas Hegi is working on Bolzano and Rasha Tucakov is working on Podgorica Airport. Matteo Veneziani is working on Burbank for MSFS and will move on to Gold Coast and Treviso afterwards. Ken Hall meanwhile is working on Launceston and finally, Tim Harris is working on Invercargill. Several previews of these upcoming sceneries were shared.
All in all, it looks like Orbx is shaping up for a busy 2022 with a large number of projects in the pipeline. We’ll keep you up to date as more information and previews about these upcoming projects are shared.