UK2000 Suspends X-Plane Development
January 13, 2021
In a message published on their various social media platforms, British developer UK2000 has announced an end to development of their products on the X-Plane platform.
Citing time constraints, the developer says there’s simply ‘not enough time in the day’ to create sceneries for X-Plane alongside their three other platforms – Flight Simulator X (2006), Prepar3D and Microsoft Flight Simulator (2020).
As of the time of writing, the above mentioned simulators are the only platforms UK2000 will develop for.
“We have taken the difficult decision to suspend scenery development for X-Plane 11 effective immediately.”
“We know that many of our customers may be unhappy with this decision, but there is simply not enough time in the day to develop for 4 simulators (FSX, P3D, XP11 & MSFS), when UK2000 has only 1 developer, who has their own real life commitments and family to focus on.”
The message moves on to mention that UK2000 have experienced their fair share of issues with Laminar’s sim, saying ‘it was like nothing we’ve developed before.’ This owes to the fact that UK2000 have developed on the same back-end infrastructure with FSX, Prepar3D and Microsoft Flight Simulator.
“So [we] will be shifting our overall development focus to MSFS, P3D & FSX. This decision has not been easy, but it is a decision that we feel we must take as an scenery developer for the betterment of our staff and to continue thriving in the future.”
X-Plane sceneries by UK2000 will still be available on the group’s website. It is not clear whether support for these products will be extended any further, however.
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