Next MegaScenery Product Steps Up The Scenery Graphics Realism
A Few More Notches
The next volume of the MegaScenery
scenery series for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004 –
MegaScenery Pacific Northwest - has gone gold and will be rolling
off the production presses in a few short weeks.
Originally slated for an October release, the product was
deliberately delayed due to the incorporation of newly developed
scenery features by the MegaScenery development team at Aerosoft
Australia Pty Ltd that take the MegaScenery series to the next
level in flight simulator scenery realism.
One of those new developments is that of MegaCity Technology
where primary cities in each MegaScenery area are now created from
1 foot per pixel aerial photography compared to the 5 meter per
pixel imagery used for cross country scenery. Even though
Microsoft’s Flight Simulator only supports 5 meter per pixel
as its maximum resolution, the higher resolution original source
image results in much clearer cityscapes than previously possible.
The level of detail is increased significantly – to the point
where vehicles on interstates are now visible.
MegaScenery Pacific Northwest truly captures the realism and
essence of the Pacific Northwest area. Recently, Mt St Helens made
the news again with her next eruption imminent. Flight Simulator
pilots can now fly over and around and explore Mt St Helens and see
her just as she looks in real life. Mt St Helens is just one of the
features – everything that’s in the 30,000 square mile
area in real life is faithfully rendered within this scenery
product including: Mt Rainier, Olympic Mountains, Mt Hood, The
Cascades, portions of the Columbia River, Puget Sound and of course
the entire city of Seattle – down to street level detail.
“MegaScenery Pacific Northwest is by far our biggest and
best title yet.” said PC Aviator President, Robert Ferraro
“With the incorporation of 4 scenery technologies into the
one, Day Scenery , Night Scenery, Winter Scenery and MegaCity
Technology, Flight Sim pilots now get over 90,000 square miles of
unique scenery in the one package. If ever there was a Flight
Simulator Scenery product to own and that was going to create a
jaw-dropping PC flying experience due to the realism, MegaScenery
Pacific Northwest is it!”
Like previous versions, MegaScenery Pacific Northwest will come
in a Full Kit and Lite version. The Full Kit version provides all
of the full color maps and charts to navigate the scenery. For
those users not requiring the charts the Lite version provides
software and installation manual only.
Due to the size of the product, MegaScenery Pacific Northwest
will ship on DVD media only.
MegaScenery Pacific Northwest will commence shipping on 24
January 2005. The Full Kit version will be priced at $39.95 and the
Lite version will be priced at $29.95.