I had a whole FF post worked up in my head, and was just about to start writing yesterday when I got an email from John Venema that was like a red-hot poker to my backside (in a good way). I’ve been waiting a long time to say this.
FTX NA Blue Release Date Announced
ORBX FTX NA Blue will be released on Sunday, February 28! That’s right, a little over a week until it can be yours. This is hands-down the finest bit of scenery I’ve ever seen for FSX. The whole ORBX crew is to be commended for the work they’ve done to make this a reality – and it’s been a long and sometimes painful road, I can tell you. They pulled out all the stops to make this area the very best it can be, not only the visuals, but down to a tremendous amount of stress-testing and performance tweaking. The result will be, if I might humbly predict, legendary.
The most exciting part of this project for me is the canvas it provides on which to create new, high-detail airports. In the coming months and years, expect to see a lot of high-caliber development firepower focused on building up this part of the world into the crown jewel of FSX.
NA Blue, Twin Oaks, and Darrington On Sale Now – Beat the Rush!
Want to get your grubby mitts on NA Blue and the first two high-detail airports before anybody else? The folks at the FlightSim Store (FSS) have made all three available for pre-order as of today. According to them, pre-order customers will receive their downloads 24 hours before anyone else has a crack at buying them. I can’t speak for Darrington, but it sure look like Twin Oaks will follow right on the heels of the NA Blue release. I’m just putting the final tweaks to it over this weekend.
DVD versions of the downloads above are available as well, but the production will take a month or so longer.
I’d do more of the regular Fanboy Friday schtick, but I’m up to my eyeballs in last-minute Twin Oaks stuff today. More next week, I promise! Have a great weekend.