UK2000 Scenery has provided the community with an overview of their current workload for the upcoming year and beyond. Taking to Facebook, the team announced that they have plans for further FS2004 airports (despite their previous statement), building new technology for next year and also a range of airports which will continue to be ported to X-Plane 11.
The first piece of information is that Bournemouth Xtreme is almost finished. The final beta checks are going through right now – release is expected in Mid-February. This will be the last Xtreme airport from UK2000 Scenery, as they are looking to build the new toolset for new products from now on. With that in mind, the team did confirm that as the ‘Xtreme’ technology is capable of rendering for FS2004, the team decided to add both Bournemouth and Belfast V2 to their work flow to make it compatible with the older simulator. This means that their entire Xtreme Airport selection will be available for all sims in the future. No more updates (other than fixing bugs and adding SODE jetways) will be made for airports in the Xtreme package.
In regards to the aforementioned new technology, it was confirmed that 2019 will see the team build the new tool set to enable a brand new range of updates to come out from 2020 and beyond. The first two airports to see this new technology will be Luton Airport and Bristol Airport. They also confirmed that new airports will also be made including the Isle of Man.
As for X-Plane 11 users: the team shared their Trello board to give an overview of upcoming projects. From the list, 13 airports are currently in development for X-Plane 11 conversion (or will be in the future). This includes the likes of Jersey, Heathrow and Belfast.
That’s all the information shared. Once new airports are released or if there are updates, we’ll be sure to let you know.