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  1. Nope, this is another extension of the Zibo mod by X-Plane developers, again the assets come from Laminar. Reading the full article would have that revealed that ""Working with Zibo and his excellent 737-800X as a starting platform, we began deconstructing the plane down to it’s core, to produce the most vanilla and clean outcome possible. We’ve also been working directly with Laminar Research and using their developer copy to redevelop the visuals and optimise the entire package."
  2. All the Zibo graphical assets and much of the code belong to Laminar. Zibo modified to code to make it a more rounded plane. There is no way Laminar will allow those assets to be used on a competitors sim which means Zibo would need to start from scratch by building his own model. That assumes that 1. he has model building skills and 2. he even wants to develop for MSFS. It's much more likely a freeware developer from the FSX/P3D world would take up the mantle and even then it would probably take a lot longer than the Zibo did because there is no model to work with. In conclusion, if you want to fly a decent quality free 737, use X-Plane
  3. In this case I think it's both. In all reality the guy is a huge troll and constantly negging on X-Plane. Best just ignored. Starve him of the oxygen of publicity and let him talk to himself. Which he may be doing anyway
  4. I cannot list them all, and indeed I have almost certainly forgotten some but it's in the region of 140-150 countries on every continent. By every continent I include Antarctica. Seeing as I was working at sea, I pretty much got paid to visit all of them.
  5. Nor are A320's, B747and 787s. Makes you wonder why they included them in a VFR sim. And spend many man hours building bespoke airports like Paris CDG. Or maybe it's not just a VFR sim... there's a thought.
  6. You could literally cut and paste this for any AAA game on the market.
  7. Microsoft's marketing claim to have modelled "over 2 million cities and expansive environments" .It's disappointing but not surprising to see major airports missing and as someone else said, an entire major Spanish city. Imagine the uproar from Americans if they had left out Miami International and Miami city. Whilst it's great to bush fly out of obscure Indonesian Highland strips, it's not so much fun flying VFR along the Spanish coast to find LEMG completely missing.
  8. As passionate as Asobo are, they are not pulling the purse strings on this. The money comes from Microsoft and if it doesn’t start coming back, they may well pull the plug. They have history in that
  9. Simple fact, Austin has never given up on X-Plane. Microsoft have given up twice on Flight Simulator, more if you include combat flight simulator. Its the difference between passion and profit.
  10. I have been tech alpha on MSFS for several months. I spent the entire weekend flying it trying to decide whether I wanted to buy it or not. In the end my money went to Inibuilds and their amazing A300. Zero buyer regret. MSFS has immense potential but for me, at this moment, it's visually stunning and simultaneously very boring. It just does not push my buttons just yet. I will keep an eye on it and wait to see what high quality third party planes bring to the immersion.
  11. There's a lot of room for improvement in the default airports. And regardless of which package you buy, there are a lot of default airports.
  12. Interesting that one of the upgrades is London Landmarks. Would suggest that cities without photogammetry will look very generic
  13. I have a feeling you are right. It seems to me that Microsoft are rushing Asobo into an early release that they are not ready for. Three week beta is not going to iron out the problems that seem to exist and the "ongoing project" is clearly a euphemism for early access. As for PMDG, I totally agree. There was uproar when the P3D price was $139 not $89. They spent months defending the concept that P3D was a commercial level sim not aimed as an entertainment product. Now they have established $139 as the norm they don't even seem to be trying to justify the price on what is clearly an entertainment product. I wonder if they will even try to sell it to Xbox users for the same price I have bought a few PMDG products and they are clearly the pinnacle to the sim world. However whilst I fly as realistically as possible under normal flight conditions, the huge amount of bells and whistles and non normal procedure that their products have, are not really needed in my sim world. The Zibo mod does just fine for me on X-Plane and dare I say it, just feels more immersive despite not being as high a standard as the PMDG. XP11 will remain on my drive all the way up to XP12 which I am equally excited for.
  14. They have been relaxed for major Youtube streamers and flight sim websites but not for the majority to the testers. I suspect the Youtubers are still under some restrictions as to what they can and cannot say. Nearly all have been highly complimentary about the simulation which would strongly suggest they are limited to what they can comment on
  15. Alpha/Beta testers are still under a strict NDA. A rigorous commentary on the flight model would certainly break the NDA,
  16. I believe its coming to the new X-Box X series which is not scheduled to release until the end of 2020. I believe it will be one of the launch products for the new X-Box, that's why they are waiting
  17. What's in it for Google? Just to license a small part of their orthos, for example to make a third party payware airport, costs a small fortune. To cover the world would be way beyond Laminar's means
  18. I think it's a mash up of footage that MS have already released. Slightly more original concept, than some of these MS repacked videos
  19. Woke up to the sacred email. Had to check it was not a phishing attempt
  20. Will be interesting to see how they price these additions. Obviously for most it will probably be full price but I wonder if they will try to justify MSFS as a professional flight sim and charge the P3D price as opposed to the FSX price. I am betting on the former.
  21. Me too. Shall be scanning my email box intently for the next 24 hours. Except for one hour where I shall go out to buy a bottle of wine to overcome the inevitable disappointment,
  22. Download it, register it don't use it until it's final. Assuming you have the previous version of course.
  23. Pretty sure the NDA would not allow him to do that. Everything we see is released by Microsoft and not directly from Alpha testers.
  24. Yep basically he made P3D v5 back into v4 but running on DX12. Genius
  25. Deja Flew. That feeling that you have read the same forum posts every time a major sim product is released
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