Another year draws to a close in households across the globe, and we look on to 2020 and its own set of challenges. The same feeling is reflected in the Threshold team, and we’ve taken some time to reflect on the past 365 days, and we have some exciting news to share with you.
In our second year in the X-Plane community, we’ve achieved many great milestones, from more than tripling our peak viewership over 2018, to meeting readers at FlightSimExpo in Orlando, to the launch of new frontiers for us – Media and the Inflight podcast, for example. We do all of this for you, and we couldn’t have done it without you. Thank you for supporting Threshold in this record breaking year, and we hope to deliver more diverse and strong content in the future!
Now, to reflect on the past decade:
The 2010s saw FSX overtaken by two newer simulators: Prepar3D and X-Plane. These were iterated upon to the v4 and v11 (respectively) we have today – P3D wasn’t even a thing at the start of 2010, and X-Plane was still on version 9, but since, these two have taken over the market – the 2010s belonged to Prepar3D and X-Plane.
Looking forwards, a new challenger awaits. So, who will win the 2020s in flight simulation? While that remains to be seen, we’re more than excited to experience the next ten years the same way we’ve served the community for the last two – by sharing up to date, accurate and detailed flight sim news, opinion and editorial content.
Threshold, having previously been dedicated to X-Plane news and coverage, now has room to expand ahead of our second birthday in February. So, after rigorous internal discussion, we’ve decided to expand our reach into Microsoft’s new Flight Simulator coverage going forward. This will mean we bring back our “Inter-sim” section, which we briefly toiled with in 2018.
We’ve taken a sort of ‘baby steps’ approach, and for the month of January 2020, all FS2020 news articles will carry the “Inter-sim” prefix, as our readers adjust to seeing FS2020 news from us. Beyond then, we will be integrating news from the new simulator into our main news feed like any other X-Plane news article.
Let’s make one thing clear: We are not going to stop covering X-Plane. Ever. X-Plane is still our main focus going forward and for the foreseeable future. We’re committed to delivering the best content for both simulators, especially the one that gave us our start all the way back in February 2018.
That’s our big announcement out of the way, so, Happy New Year from the Threshold team – wherever you are, we hope you’re well and looking forward to a fantastic 2020!