First Look: Orbx TrueEarth US Southern California

May 9, 2020

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Orbx's latest entry in their TrueEarth range has arrived in the form of a new Southern California regional scenery.

We've enlisted the help of Threshold partner Q8Pilot to share his first impressions of the scenery in a new video published today - touring the locations of Death Valley, Mt. Whitney and more.

Orbx Releases TrueEarth US Southern California With 20% Discount

Some information about TrueEarth US Southern California - released on May 8th, it marks the fourth TrueEarth regional scenery released for the United States, after the debut series launched across the pond in 2018, TrueEarth GB and its three regions.

TrueEarth regions contain more than just colour-corrected orthoimagery, too, with thousands of points of interest dotted around the landscape, in addition to adjusted autogen and a major overhaul to vegetation locations and density.

Here's the feature list:

  • Over 250,000 Sq. KM of crisp and color corrected aerial imagery
  • Detailed cityscapes for key cities including Los Angeles & San Diego
  • Over 1000 hand-placed objects
  • Optimised for the best performance
  • Millions of accurately placed buildings, trees and vegetation
  • Superb night lighting across all 3D objects
  • Perfectly blends with Orbx TrueEarth US Northern California
  • Compatible with X-Plane 11.40 and above

Orbx's TrueEarth US Southern California offering comes in two editions - HD and SD - with the high-definition version offering better visuals at the cost of performance. For this review, Q8Pilot uses the high-definition edition of TrueEarth US Southern California.

You can purchase a copy of the scenery from OrbxDirect, complete with a 20% launch sale - here's a link for the HD version ($55.96 AUD, normally $69.95 AUD) - or the SD edition ($47.16 AUD, normally $58.95 AUD).

Threshold would like to thank Orbx for providing a copy of TrueEarth US Southern California for review. Despite this - as always - our reviewers maintain a high level of autonomy and impartiality.

See Threshold's First Look at Orbx TrueEarth US Southern California on YouTube.

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