Orbx Newcastle: X-Plane & MSFS Release Imminent

November 20, 2020

Dual platform releases are a rarity in flight simulation, though it appears as thought Orbx is set to buck the trend in the coming week with their rendition of Newcastle International Airport due to release soon.

Compatible with both X-Plane 11 and Microsoft Flight Simulator, Newcastle was also released for Prepar3D back in July.

For the X-Plane version of the scenery, last month marked a full calendar year since Newcastle's formal introduction, which happened during Orbx's Flight Sim Show presentation in 2019.

Orbx appears to be well aware of the long radio silence on the topic of EGNT, saying in a new forum post that 'good things comes to those that wait!'

"We are finally pleased to announce that EGNT Newcastle International Airport is close to release. Not only for the X-Plane but also for Microsoft Flight Simulator!"

"Newcastle International Airport is located north of the university city of Newcastle Upon Tyne in the North East of England. Once an industrial superpower of the shipbuilding era Newcastle has now transformed into a buzzing cultural hub. Over 5 million visitors a year pass through the doors from leisure routes operated by narrow-body jets to Las Palmas & Santorini and long-haul visits to Dubai in a 777-300ER. This is the perfect airport for those wanting something a bit more regional, but with an international appeal," reads the post.

A short feature list was also given out:

  • Detailed and stunning PBR texturing
  • Ultra-high quality modelling work throughout
  • Stunning 3D modelling
  • Custom ortho
  • Highly detailed GSE and static aircraft

A selection of screenshots from both platforms have been spread throughout this article. For the full thread of images, see the Orbx Forum post here.

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