Orbx Publishes Stockholm-Arlanda V2 Progress Update
Orbx has made a forum post with updates on the development of Stockholm-Arlanda V2 (ESSA) for Microsoft Flight Simulator. It is the largest airport in the country, with a yearly average of 26 million passengers (70% international, 30% domestic). It serves Metropolitan Stockholm and known as the gateway to most of Sweden.
It’s a hub for Scandinavian Airlines and Eurowings Europe, and a focus city for Finnair, Novair, and Ryanair. London is the most popular European destination, with nearly 2 million passengers shared between Heathrow and Gatwick, followed by Copenhagen with 1,394,000. International-wise, Dubai tops the chart with 302000, followed by Doha with 284000, and the United States with 278000.
They have partnered with Jetstream Designs (creator of Paris-Orly, Toulouse, and Linate, among many others) and are “moving forward quickly”, with Terminal 5 to reach completion soon. The scenery will feature custom GSE items, and high-quality ortho imagery with an updated high-res mesh, “to be showcased soon”.
In regard to a potential P3D and X-Plane version, they say it will be looked at once the scenery is out, “as long as there is a market for it at that point.”
The developer made a Facebook page with progress updates and screenshots.
There’s no information on pricing and release date yet. Stay tuned to Threshold for more flight simulation news!
Thanks to Luke on our Discord for the scoop!
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