Paris in Microsoft Flight Simulator has a few dedicated landmarks, but it isn’t exactly exceptional. Third-party add-on developer Orbx is aiming to fix that.
Today the developer revealed that its TrueEarth team is developing a package that will surely enrich the city.
This should serve as a perfect complement for the recently-released Paris Orly airport.
Below you can check out a description, feature list, and gallery, keeping in mind that it’s a beta build. The release of the package is planned for January.
“Paris, the capital of France, has been one of Europe’s major centres of diplomacy, finance, commerce, fashion, science and the arts for the past 300 years. Paris, known for having beauty, elegance, and for being a boldly romantic city is transformed for Microsoft Flight Simulator.
Our TrueEarth team, led by the legendary Tony Wroblewski, have packaged together 200 Points of Interest (POI) with 15 high-detail POIs. These carefully selected hero-asset POIs allow you to get up close and explore, whilst still maintaining excellent performance across the city.
The 200 medium-detail POIs are the perfect balance between quality and performance. They allow us to capture the essence of the city’s unique architecture, without impacting performance.
Other refinements, such as night lighting, custom terraforming and custom orthos brings the city to life in Microsoft Flight Simulator.”
- 15 high-detail custom landmarks including Notre Dame, Panthéon, The Centre Pompidou, École Militaire, and Église Saint-Sulpice
- 200 medium-detail custom landmarks, balancing quality and performance
- External night lighting for all default landmark objects, including Tour Eiffel, Arc de Triomphe, Louvre, Sacre Coeur, and Grand Palaise
- Extensive terraforming across the coverage area, enhancing how our custom landmarks sit within the simulator’s terrain
- Flattening of the Seine River and correcting riverbank heights
- Custom orthoimagery patches across the city to cover the blurred-out military areas in the default simulator
Incidentally, if you’re interested in Microsoft Flight Simulator add-ons, you can enjoy our recent reviews of Newcastle International Airport, Sankt Johann Airfield, Dublin International Airport, and Seoul City Wow.
If you want to learn more about the game, you can read our review that will tell you everything you need to know about Asobo Studio’s game.
Microsoft Flight Simulator is already available for Windows 10 and Steam and will release in summer 2021 for Xbox Series X ad Series S.
Earlier this week, we learned that over two million players have installed Microsoft Flight Simulator so far on their PCs and that the new update on Dec. 22 will bring virtual reality support to the table, alongside dynamic snow, ice, and more.