Its been quite some time since we last heard something from Orbx about their scenery for Innsbruck. So you can only imagine how happily surprised we were went just a moment ago we finally got to see something from it again. And it looks amazing. Orbx have put an immense amount of effort into Innsbruck and it is showing. I have never before seen an airport packed with so many details! From the hang gliders club to the apron and the terminal building: everything looks super busy making the airport feel really alive. The surrounding area of the airport that can be spotted in some shots also looks beautiful. We don’t have a release date yet, but here’s to hoping it won’t take much longer! Can’t wait to start making that dreaded turn into LOWI again!
Set to release in only 4 days Drzewiecki Designs decided to warm us up a little to their next scenery: Washington DC. As the screenshots will show they have done their absolute best and made this city in true Drzewiecki style: the textures look very crisp, very high quality and it seems like no detail has been spared. Even the commander in chief is probably signing some new executive orders in his office.. Washington DC will come with a number of features. One of the features that stands out most is the way they will include airports into the scenery pack. First of all, it will include a high detailed rendition of KDCA including terminal interiors, SODE jetways, beautiful textures and more. Second, other airports, which will come in a “lite” variant, will be KADW Joint Base Andrews, KCGS College Park Airport, KVKX Potomac Airfield and W32 Washington Executive Airport. These lite airports will feature custom airport buildings with realistic ground poly layers. Also included will be a number of helipads.
FranceVFR make some absolutely amazing area sceneries. And next up from them is Languedoc-Roussillon. This is a Provence in the South of France on the Eastern coast. Some key cities in this area are Perpignon, Béziers and Montpellier. But let me not hold you up with any words. This area is set to release next week so let’s just get right to the previews.
There is, arguably, way too little scenery for Asia. For every scenery there is it feels like there are twice as many in Europe and North America. Luckily there are some very talented developers that aim to change that, and one of those is Wing Creation. This developer has created several Japanese airports and so you might know them from famous places like Narita, Fukushima, Nagasaki and a few others.
It went a little under our radar, but Wing Creation is now working on another Japanese airport: Fuji Shizuoka (not to be confused with Fiji, the island group). They have been working on this for a little while now and judging by the screenshots a release is hopefully not too far away anymore. Either way it looks amazing and I can’t wait. Have a look for yourself!
As we know, Immersive Audio is working hard on making the amazing Dash 8 by Majestic even more amazing. In a Facebook competition last month they announced this new project, but no more information was given at the time. Today they have teased us with a preview of this upcoming sound pack. You can listen to it right here on Dropbox. It sounds amazing and we can’t wait until we can get our hands on it! According to their Facebook post the sound pack is done for about 80% so it shouldn’t be too long anymore either.
UPDATE 03 Feb 2017: Been some concerns with VAS etc. We’ve been assured that it will have minimal impact due to the low poly count of the modelling. Also, it hasn’t packed development time at all, as it was done for a bit of fun during the specific developer’s downtime.
We stopped doing weekly updates on the A330 a while ago, but this caught my attention and thought it would be worth sharing as it is a little different.
So the team shown off some renders for in-flight entertainment for the pilots during the flight. This included a “newspaper”, a coffee and some other bits all laid out on the pilots tray. The modelling itself looks pretty basic, but Mathijs described a bit of interaction that can happen during the flight.
So during less busy phases of flight, such as cruise, the paper and telephone will appear. However when things get busier, you will just see the checklist underneath.
It gets more interesting when coffee is involved! There will be sound effects and even the door chime along with the image of a cabin crew standing outside of the door (as per many airline’s SOP). It doesn’t mean you’ll get virtual coffee vouchers, or that a you’ll feel more awake, it’s just another quirk of the Aerosoft products which help to immerse you that little bit more.
It’s been confirmed that this will be rolled out across all 5 Airbus products when the A330 is released.
Aerosoft recently posted images over on Facebook showing off their upcoming Pisa X for both Flight Simulator X and Prepar3d.
My initial reactions are that it looks quite low-res. I won’t be quick to pass judgement as we definitely need a Pisa within the sim (the approach is awesome), so I’m still excited to see what it’s like once it is in the sim. The team have stated that the entire city has been modeled from the “ground up” making those approaches beautiful!
We had our first preview of Taxi2Gate’s Charles de Gaulle earlier this month, and today the team have confirmed that it won’t make a 2016 release. With that said, the team confirmed that a release is close!
Alongside that, another preview shot was made available.
Aerosoft have kept their tradition of revealing preview screenshots of their up and coming A330.
Extremely similar to what we’ve seen before, we can see that the Dragonair livery is getting lots of use. This time, we can see some detail in the tail.
Posted by Stefan, he explains that the details have now been completed for the A330-300. Despite the challenges of creating a complex part of the aircraft, he is now happy with the tail and will be moving onto the last section – the wings. Because the area is so large and he has to complete the research, it will take longer than the usual 5 days. This may mean no screenshot update next week.
Finally, he said that there will be a detailed paintkit manual come release, which we’re expecting to take place in 2017.
Until we see something new from Aerosoft, these will be the last shots FSElite post.
Keep an eye on the Aerosoft forums for more details.