Sunday Review: 30th September
Welcome to the Threshold Sunday Review
Its been a somewhat busy week in X-Plane circles - we saw a few new releases, updates, previews and teasers from popular developers such as JustSim, FlightFactor and Milviz.
Soon after last weeks’ Sunday Review went out, Threshold exclusively broke the news of a 737 MAX coming to X-Plane from the folks on the 737 Ultimate team.
The aircraft will feature accurate 737MAX modelling inside and out, as well as an accurate 737MAX flight model by Twkster.
Military Visualizations, more commonly known as Milviz, previewed their upcoming ATR-72 for Prepar3D and X-Plane on Tuesday. The aircraft is their second for X-Plane, behind the Milviz Cessna 310 which is set to grace X-Plane skies soon.
Onto scenery news now, starting with PropStrike Studios’ Quatam River. PropStrike’s unique style of story-based scenery development has intrigued many, and their latest preview is no exception: it tells the story of a logger in British Columbia, Canada. Quatam River is certainly not an easy field to get to! Check out all of the details here.
Two X-Plane news items came out of JustSim this week; the first being the debut of EBBR Brussels. Brussels has long been neglected in the flight sim scene, with no major payware sceneries since the days of FSX and FS2004. JustSim are hoping to change this and is set to release versions for both Prepar3D and X-Plane. It is expected within the next few weeks.
The second scenery from the Russian scenery developer came in the form of Rhodes Diagoras Int’l Airport for X-Plane and Prepar3D. Rhodes XP was released on the 27th, just a day after news of EBBR. It is available for $17.20 on the X-Plane.org store.
Popular ESP-platform developer MK-Studios is coming to X-Plane! MK recently announced that Lanzarote airport GCRR is being converted to work with Laminar’s sim. They’ve provided two early-stage screenshots showing progress on the area surrounding the airfield.
Lastly this week, FlightFactor have released version 2.2.5 of the 757 Professional. 2.2.5 officially adds VR support (although previously available in beta) and works with both the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Thats not all though! New ground handling vehicles have been added, along with numerous smaller details. You can find all the changes here.
JustSim publish single EBBR preview
The folks over at JustSim have been kicking up a storm in the flightsim community in the last few weeks - first releasing LGRP Rhodes, and now on the cusp of releasing EBBR Brussels for both Prepar3D and X-Plane.
The first shot of Brussels in XP emerged just under a day ago - it shows terminal detailing and jetways at the Belgian airport.
RD Studios continue to preview KRAL Riverside
It’s been a few months since the last previews of RD Studios’ Riverside scenery, however, developer Peter Suranyi has not wasted the time in between - as shown by the latest batch of screenshots.
The Riverside package will also include Los Angeles VFR buildings, featuring such attractions as the Santa Monica Pier.Check out the progress on the KRAL forum thread.
Something new: Mission Generator
A rather unorthodox entry in the Sunday Review this week is “Mission Generator” - essentially it allows you to hop into any aircraft at any airport, select a mission, and fly!
You can find out more about Mission Generator on their website, or purchase it for $15 from the X-Plane.org Store.
That’s all for this week!
Happy flying - and have a wonderful day!