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OrbX acquires rights to all the old Earth Simulations sceneries

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Finally, awesome news.  The "Rules of Acquisitions" finally taking place

Great news!!!! finally.

I love reading about M&As

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Would also be great to see the RealAir Duke picked up by another developer. I really love that plane...

Maybe the Vancouver for FSX V3 as well. I enjoyed it in FSX but its a bit dated for P3D. I know the developer passed a few years back. This is a beautiful part of the world to explore!

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2 hours ago, kevinfirth said:

I was excited to see this until I saw that it won’t include any of UK mainland photoreal, which is what I was interested in.

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39 minutes ago, cmpbellsjc said:

I was excited to see this until I saw that it won’t include any of UK mainland photoreal, which is what I was interested in.

That's because they have their own uk photoreal product on the way.

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Yep,

If you watch the demo for one of their UK airport for Xp11 promo video - you will see True Earth UK in it.  Yeah True Earth UK product is coming!!!!

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I was excited to see this until I saw that it won’t include any of UK mainland photoreal, which is what I was interested in.

Earth Simulations did not release any mainland UK photoreal scenery (apart from Northwest Scotland; the first and only volume in the short lived AutoGenesis series). Anyway, as Tutmeister has already stated, ORBx are developing TrueEarth UK and Ireland photoscenery, so the future of flight simulation around the British Isles is in good hands! :cool:

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"Because this project has involved a substantial investment in new imagery, contractor, and other license fees there will be no free upgrades for previous owners of the ES versions of these islands from 2015 and earlier. These titles will be exclusively available from OrbxDirect."

 

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There is no need for TreesScapes because they are making their own UK photoreal product which includes every tree placed, based on what I can read on their forums.

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11 hours ago, cmpbellsjc said:

I was excited to see this until I saw that it won’t include any of UK mainland photoreal, which is what I was interested in.

 

1 hour ago, ckyliu said:

No mention of Treescapes to go with UK photographic sceneries 🙁

True Earth Uk coming from orbx soon. Video is xp11 preview but same for p3d. 

 

 

 

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7 hours ago, Christopher Low said:

Earth Simulations did not release any mainland UK photoreal scenery (apart from Northwest Scotland; the first and only volume in the short lived AutoGenesis series). Anyway, as Tutmeister has already stated, ORBx are developing TrueEarth UK and Ireland photoscenery, so the future of flight simulation around the British Isles is in good hands! :cool:

That’s right. I was thinking of Playsim (Horizon) VFR UK photoreal packs. I think they are also out of business with the products no longer available which is why I though it was Earth Simulations.

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This is fantastic news - the icing on the TrueEarth cake - and I'm so pleased for the original developers that they'll have the satisfaction of seeing new life breathed into their work. I'm sure the original ES sceneries are carefully preserved on many of our machines. I still fly them all.

I was initially disappointed that Scilly wasn't mentioned as an area to receive the redux treatment but I'm hoping that might appear within the TrueEarth coverage area. Has anyone seen any mention of that? I still remember loading up Scilly again and again just to stare at it even though my rig at that time hadn't a hope of flying a plane in that detailed work of art. The pilotable birds made that possible for me - just 🙂 

 

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1 hour ago, Stub said:

I was initially disappointed that Scilly wasn't mentioned as an area to receive the redux treatment but I'm hoping that might appear within the TrueEarth coverage area. Has anyone seen any mention of that?

Yes, apparently the IoS are already modelled in TrueEarth. A recent post by John Venema says they intend to update all the airports to 2018 specs where possible. I presume her means for all the ES legacy products, since IoS only has one proper airport.)

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I haven't really taken much notice of the upcoming True Earth scenery, but I genuinely  didn't realise they were covering Ireland as well as Britain. I thought maybe Northern Ireland at a push, but this is great news.

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I have all the Earth Simulation sceneries and very good they are too. but having said that will there be a discount for me to get the XP11 version? I will have to wait and see

 

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I doubt that there will be any discounts. ORBx have acquired the assets of Earth Simulations. That isn't the same as saying "Earth Simulations have risen from the ashes, and are trading again".

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