In a forum post, John Venema of Orbx has announced that the long-awaited rendition of, formerly EarthSim’s, Alderney (EGJA) for Prepar3D v4 is soon to be released with a surprise for the holidays.
With his post, he’s included some new screenshots highlighting some of the detail work put into Alderney followed by a disclaimer in-regards to some need to know information regarding the upcoming product.
The disclaimer outlines that every attempt has been made to port the original Earth Simulations product over to Prepar3D v4, however, there are some features missing due to the inefficiency of the original 3D models and how they were originally implemented. Also, many of the original source materials were not organised in source folders correctly with files missing meaning further features may be absent. To conclude, Orbx has licensed lower-res imagery for the Prepar3D v4 version from a different supplier due to the failure to transfer the original imagery license purchased by Earth Simulations, however not as crisp, it is still sufficient.
To compensate for the issues with the porting, Orbx has decided to release Alderney as an ultra-affordable budget destination for only AU$14.95 approx. £7.50 (Excl. VAT). Even better, Orbx will be releasing Alderney into the end-of-year sale further decreasing the ultra-affordable price by 50% for the duration of the sale.
We endeavour to let you know once Alderney has been released.