Orbx has announced on their forums that their next TrueEarth region for X-Plane would be off the coast of Spain, in the Balearic Islands. The Balearic islands are a major touristic site of Spain, welcoming more than 16 million visitors each year. The scenery will be fully integrated starting with a highly precise light detection and ranging (LIDAR) mesh, reworked aerial photography, dedicated autogen and vegetation as well as custom points of interest. No mention was done regarding the airports in those islands or the compatibility with the already existing sceneries. Judging by the screenshots, some night lighting might be in order, but it is yet to early to tell to which extent that will happen. A set of nice screenshots were shared, that you will find below.
Expected Feature List
- Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza, Formentera and smaller outlying islands included
- 60cm/pix aerial imagery
- Hand edited textures with color correcting actions for seamless blending
- Over 150 Points of Interest covering hotels, touristic attractions and other remarkable locations
- Dedicated autogen
- Dedicated vegetation
- 5m LIDAR mesh
Make sure to stay tuned on FSElite for further information regarding this welcome venture of Orbx outside the US.