Orbx Announces Melbourne Landmarks for MSFS

Orbx has yesterday taken to their forums to announce a new rendition in the works. The Melbourne Landmarks for Microsoft Flight Simulator is going to be the next addition to their Landmarks scenery series.

Melbourne is the cultural and sports capital of Australia, as well as the hometown of the developer. The city offers various architecture throughout its landscape from buildings of the Victorian era to modern skyscrapers. It is the third-largest city in the country.

Orbx promises over 200 custom-made buildings and structures around the whole city. However, buildings and structures are not the only things Orbx promises. There are also going to be a lot of other enhancements and features.

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Among the most important landmarks, Orbx is going to include are St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Parliament of Victoria, Melbourne Museum and much more. There are also going to be animated assets, such as hot air balloons, Metro trains or racehorses on Moonee Valley.

Features

  • More than 200 custom buildings and structures.
  • Detailed representation of the Port of Melbourne and adjacent industrial areas.
  • Helipads on several rooftops, as well as on floating platforms along the Yarra River.
  • Animated Hot Air Balloons north of the CBD, visible on mornings with clear weather.
  • Animated CBD Metro trains on the viaduct between Flinders and Southern Cross stations.
  • Animated racehorses on Moonee Valley and Flemington racecourse.
  • Many enhancements to the city and surrounding areas: improved vegetation and building placements, marinas, tall powerline towers, etc.
  • Precise placement of our custom landmarks within the simulator’s terrain and the city’s photogrammetry coverage.
  • Custom night lighting based on real-world photography
  • Fully compatible with World Update 7 Australia and is meant to be used with it.
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Orbx didn’t yet announce when the scenery is going to release. However, as usual, after the announcement, it might happen in a few days. We will inform you once the scenery is available through the Orbx website.

If you’d like to learn more about Orbx, you can read about their latest release of Boise Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator here.

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