Orbx Announces New Zealand Mesh for MSFS

Orbx, a well-known and established flight simulation addon development company, has earlier today taken to their forums to announce the first of its kind, New Zealand Mesh scenery for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Also known as, simply, NZ Mesh, it is the first product the developers are working on with their new proprietary approach for custom terrain meshes for the platform. The product doesn’t modify the default mesh or any other files in the simulator itself.

It will take about 500MB of space on your drive and will come at a 10-meter resolution. The developers at Orbx promise no noticeable performance impact while using the addon.

Additionally: “(..) each LOD is consistent without any blurring or LOD morphing when flying over the diverse terrain of New Zealand.“, was said in the forum post.

While there is no set release date, it was said, that we can expect the NZ Mesh to be released this week priced at AUD$15.95, or about €10.30 with taxes excluded.

Last but not least, the forum post mentioned, that we can expect future updates that will be based on LIDAR technology which promises to have up to a 1-meter resolution. This will certainly be appreciated by more than one flight simmer..

Feature list

  • High-resolution 10m DEM data
  • Minimal performance impact
  • Compiled to remove any LOD morphing
  • Self-contained product
  • Planned updates with LIDAR

Author: George

I've been a flight sim enthusiast for some time now, and I've always enjoyed flying to various destinations all over the world. My favourite airport is by far Corfu with its scenic and challenging approach. I founded FSNews in May 2019.

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