FSExpo 2019: Orbx Announces London City, TrueEarth Washington "in a few weeks" + 8 new WA Airports

By
Sam Clark
Saturday, June 8, 2019

Orbx’s second presentation at FlightSimExpo has just concluded, and contained a bunch of fantastic news ranging from 9 new airports to the formal announcement of other TrueEarth US regions.

True Earth US Washington

Orbx’s “most anticipated announcement of the year” is being previewed at the seminar, with the official trailer for the scenery dropping via the Orbx YouTube channel - it goes live in around 30 minutes.

Jarrad also mentions the improvements to True Earth Washington over previous True Earth products. Landmarks and points of interest were heavily highlighted as well, with over 1,500 custom landmarks placed. The cityscapes of Yakima, Spokane, Tacoma, and Seattle were showcased.

The Ultra HD version was also touched on, featuring higher resolution textures, upgraded points of interest, and an additional airport, Israel’s Farm.

Additionally, Jarrad also mentions that a plethora of converted ESP-platform airports will be coming over the next few months - here’s the list:

  • W56, Israel’s Farm
  • 74S, Anacortes
  • KFHR, Friday Harbor
  • KBVS, Skagit County
  • KORS, Orcas Island
  • KSFF, Felts Field
  • S43, Harvey Field
  • W16, Monroe Airport

True Earth Washington will be available within the next couple of weeks, with the official trailer debuted today. Future True Earth regions will include True Earth Oregon, True Earth Northern California, and True Earth Southern California.

If you’d like to learn more about Orbx TrueEarth US Washington, see a previous article.

London City Airport Formally Debuted

After being hinted earlier in this year, Orbx’s first fully PBR airport is finally debuted. It will be Orbx’s first fully PBR airport for any sim, and is for both X-Plane and Prepar3D v4.

The airport will be London City (LCY) and will bring full integration with Orbx's earlier release of TrueEarth GB South.

There’s no info on release information or a price at this time. If you’d like to learn more about London City Airport by Orbx, check out the sneak preview they posted a few months back.

That was all for X-Plane from the Orbx seminar at FlightSimExpo 2019. If you'd like to check out more FSExpo coverage, see our X-Plane Hub Page, delivering all the X-Plane news from the Renaissance at SeaWorld.

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