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UK2000 Roadmap

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UK2000 took to their Facebook Page recently and gave us some exciting news regarding their plans going forward. This includes the release of Glasgow 2020HD and many other projects predicted for the year.

First off, UK2000 has confirmed that they are indeed developing the Isle of Man (EGNS) for FSX, P3D, and X-Plane11. The airport used to be known as RAF Ronaldsway during the Second World War. In 1948, the Isle of Man Government purchased the airfield from the Royal Navy and fully converted to a civilian airfield. The island is also well known for the extremely dangerous Isle of Man TT which is an annual motorcycle event. The course spans for 37 miles (60KM) of hills, bumps, corners all of which are residential. Many consider it to be the most dangerous racing event in the entire world.

As mentioned above, Glasgow 2020HD (EGPF) will also be coming very soon for FSX, P3D and XP11. UK2000 has stated that a July or August release date should be expected. Other airports being announced are the Edinburgh 2020HD airport (EGPH), Gatwick 2020HD (EGKK) is also on this list of airports getting redesigned. Stansted (EGSS), Cardiff (EGFF), and the East Midlands (EGNX) will all receive 2021 updates. Unfortunately, these 3 airports, that being Stansted, Cardiff, and East Midlands will be pushed back due to confirming scenery releases and delays in releasing products. This is because of the UK2000 team has been pushed 1 month behind from their original schedule for P3Dv5 compatibility. So they are trying to get all their sceneries compatible with Version 5

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Happy New Year from the FSElite Team

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Around the world, the clock is striking midnight on the start of 2020. The start of a new decade is also the start of a new era for flight simulation. Whilst I'm not going to go into too much detail in this post, I think it's obvious that the new year will bring a new wave of flight simulator enthusiasts,
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Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition Beta Branch

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In a totally surprise announcement, Microsoft shared that Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition has received a new beta update. The update can be enabled through Steam by opting-in into the beta. This beta branch has been made available so the Microsoft team can obtain valuable telemetry data that will help them in the development of their new flight simulator,
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FlightSimExpo 2020 Announced For Las Vegas

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We have barely concluded FlightSimExpo 2019, and some of us are still on their way home, but that did not stop the organisers of the event to plan ahead for next year. With a brief plan announced on Twitter, the team announced that FlightSimExpo 2020 will be held in Las Vegas, just like FSExpo 2018. The venue is still being
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UK2000 Issues Update Regarding Future Development

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Over on their Facebook page, UK2000 Scenery has issued an important statement revealing their plans for them and their products in the future.

The Xtreme Series

UK2000’s Xtreme Series is made up of the majority of main airports within the United Kingdom which have been enjoyed by thousands over the past 10 years of development. UK2000 are bringing the Xtreme Series to an end with the upcoming release of Bournemouth Xtreme due January-February¬†2019. They will continue to update and sell the existing Xtreme Series airports but no longer add new airports to the series. Updates for Xtreme Series scenery will cease after 2020 but support will continue.

So, what now?

Replacing the Xtreme Series will be a rather simple naming system, the airport name and the year it is based on, for example, UK2000 Inverness 2020.

As we all know, times are changing and our current hardware is excelling in performance for its time. This also means our simulators have phased out of the 32bit architecture onto 64bit being able to support higher texture detail, virtual reality etc.

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