A development team that was devoted to X-Plane scenery production has confirmed that they will cease making new payware airports for X-Plane. The news comes via Facebook from one of the lead developers, Emma Bentley, who confirmed that Windsock Simulations will be leaving the payware market.
In the post on social media, Emma said “we have felt the crush from MSFS and the [downtake] in the X-Plane 12 market.” As such they will end further development of payware scenery for the platform. Whilst they may not be making further payware products in the future, they did say they will support products that have already been released whether it be by them or through other developers.
Furthermore, her business partner, Ashley Jones, will also be leaving Windsock Simulations to focus on his own business outside of flight simulation. In the meantime, Emma has committed to still developing scenery packages that are freeware for the X-Plane 12 community.
Sadly this news also means that the conversion of FSimStudio’s Houston Airport (KHOU) will not be ported over to X-Plane 11 or X-Plane 12.
“WE THANK every one of you for the support you have given us over the past 5 years,” Emma concluded in her post.