Orbx revealed at the flight simulation show at Cosford that the first title in the TrueEarth Great Britain series, TrueEarth Great Britain South for X-Plane 11 is due for imminent release.
TrueEarth Great Britain will be released as three separate regions, like the original UK FTX Regions. However, they cannot release them based on geographical boundaries, because the only correct way to distribute mesh based sceneries for X-Plane is using 1-degree tiles. For this reason Orbx has split Great Britain into South, Central and North as you can see in the map below. TrueEarth Great Britain for Prepar3D version 4 and AeroFly FS2 will be split in the same way to keep the product line consistent between simulators.
Great Britain South covers 42,000 square miles (107,349 km2) of south England and Wales. New autogen technology has been developed especially for X-Plane, which allows for region specific houses to be placed accurately to ensure maximum immersion.
What really makes TrueEarth Great Britain unique are the Points of Interest. Hundreds of iconic UK landmarks from Tintagel to Cardiff City Stadium, from the Brighton Pier up to Buckingham Palace have been included – all based on 2018 data.
42,000 square miles (107349 km2) of hand corrected, crisp, color-matched aerial imagery
New autogen technology developed specially for X-Plane 11, allowing thousands of realistic looking UK-themed houses to be placed at a realistic height with minimal impact on performance
130 million trees at the correct height and location
13.2 million buildings at the correct height and location
VFR landmarks such as masts, windfarms, churches, power-lines, and lighthouses are all accurately placed.
Hundreds of custom-modelled 3D POIs
Hand-placed and custom modelled landmarks placed throughout the scenery such as bridges, skyscrapers, castles, piers, and monuments – this is especially noticeable in city areas such as London and along the coast.
Sharp and detailed 10-meter mesh brings out stunning detail in natural features such as hills and beaches
Superb watermasking along the entire coastline
Accurate road and rail network blended into the aerial imagery with moving left-hand drive traffic.
Control Panel option to use photoreal major roads/motorways or synthetic X-Plane ones.
Summer season only with full night-lighting supported
New built-in decompression feature in FTX Central to reduce the download size (approx 35GB instead of 90GB) ensuring an efficient installation process.
In addition to these features, users will get free service packs for life as well as more POI models in future updates.
TrueEarth GB South will be available to purchase from OrbxDirect this month for AUD $54.95 (approx. USD $39.55 / €33.95 / £30.60)