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#1 John Venema

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 07:13 PM

Hello everyone,

Firstly let me wish each and every one of our customers, suppliers, Orbx staff, FS press and anyone associated with Orbx a wonderful and prosperous 2013. I am about to head off to the pub for our NYE celebrations here in the UK and I hope everyone has enjoyed the festive season also. I'd like to thank our loyal customers for their support and enthusiasm for all things Orbx and I promise you all that 2013 will be our most robust and exciting year yet!

So what is in store for 2013?

Wow, what a year we have for you! We have successfully established a third party studio (SIM720) in 2012 and they are getting up to speed with developing both regions and airports. Sure, there were some 'warts' in FTX England but you have to hand it to this new young team, they have done a superb job starting from ground zero and they are hard at work on SP1 which will please most of those who have helped us with their constructive critique of the region. Please keep providing us feedback - that's how all our FTX regions get better, with your input and support.

Our focus in 2013 is for North America and Europe, and of course the world with FTX Global.

Here is the airports product roadmap for you:

EUROPE

EGSG - Stapleford Abbotts
EGTR - Elstree
EGML - Damyns Hall
EGHI - Southampton Intl
EGKN - Kenley Aerodrome
EGKA - Shoreham
EGBN - Nottingham
EGTF - Fairoaks
EGTH - Shuttleworth
EGHC - Lands End
EGLS - Old Sarum
EGLG - Panshagar
EGSV - Old Buckenham
EGVO - Odiham
EGBP - Kemble
EGHN - Isle of wight
EGHJ - Bembridge
EKGL - Deanland Lewes
EGHA - Compton Abbas
EGKB - Biggin Hill
EGKH - Lashenden (Headcorn)
EGKR - Redhill
EGMD - Lydd (Ashford)
EGTO - Rochester
EGHP - Popham
EGBO - Halfpenny green / Wolverhampton

Wales

EGCK - Caernarfon
EGCW - Welshpool
EGFH - Swansea
EGCV - Sleap



NORTH AMERICA

KVUO - Pearson
CEF4 - Airdrie
65S - Bonners Ferry
CYBW - Springbank Calgary
CFX2 - Okotoks Air Ranch, AB
CZPC - Pincher Creek AB
WN54 - Ellerport
KBZN - Bozeman Yellowstone Intl
KELN - Bowers Field
S93 - Cle Elum
KSQL - San Carlos Airport
and more ....



AUSTRALIA

YBTH - Bathurst
YSCB-CITY - Cityscape Canberra
YBRM - Broome International
and more ...

NEW ZEALAND

NZQN - Queenstown
NZKK - Kerikeri and Bay Of Islands surrounds
NZTG - Tauranga Airport
NZRO - Rotorua Intl
NZMO - Te Anau Airport/Manapouri
and more ...


Now to the full-featured FTX regions coming in 2013/14:

FTX EU Wales
FTX EU Scotland
FTX EU Northern Ireland
FTX EU Ireland
FTX EU Netherlands
FTX NA South Alaska
FTX NA Northern California
FTX NA New England Maritimes

Finally in the first half of 2013 we will release FTX Global which I've discussed and shared early pre-alpha shots from over the past week. This is an ambitious and huge project for Orbx which will see further innovation and the consolidation of how you fly between our FTX regions.

So you can see we have a very ambitious and exciting schedule of products coming over the next 18 months and of course please don't hold us to this list; we'll try to tackle them all if we can but we cannot promise they will all see the light of day by Christmas 2013. However, we are a hard working team and we'll try to keep the Orbx content coming.

Time to invest in that new hard drive? You betcha! :)

All the very best for 2013 to everyone.
Regards,
JV


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Posted 31 December 2012 - 07:23 PM

Awesome and have a Happy New Year JV!

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 07:25 PM

Holy 2013, epic John! Wonderful stuff.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 07:27 PM

What a year to look forward to. happy new year.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 07:28 PM

Wow, wow, wow!! My credit card is going to get a hammering :)

Thank you everybody at ORBX, what an exciting year for us flight simmers.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 08:12 PM

Nice one John you have a great night my friend you deserve it. poor old Emmsies on call untill 0900 new years day so only one bottle of Jeremiah weed for me.
cheers
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Posted 31 December 2012 - 08:24 PM

YESS!!! Thats super newss!! Looking forward for 2013 to be see ORBX's offerings. Especially excited for Nottingham airport as its not far from my area!! And intrested to see what your developers can do to Holland!! :-) Happy new year to you all and lets hope its twice as succesfull than 2012!!!

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 08:34 PM

Great news. Happy new year all.
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Posted 31 December 2012 - 09:41 PM

Thanks for the great information John. Hopefully in 2013 you will have an announcement for ORBX releases for Prepar3d version 2.0. I am certain that will blow people away.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 09:52 PM

Yep. 2013 is gonna rock.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 10:55 PM

Blimey that's some list, Happy New Year & best of luck for 2013 ORBX.

I look forward to getting my hands on many of these as they get released, especially the regions. Also looking forward to seeing how FTX Global develops prior to release.

Should be a great year. :)
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Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:27 PM

Happy New Year John and the staff at ORBX.........Going to be an awesome 2013........

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:47 PM

Happy New Years to John, FTX Staff and fellow customers. :D

Question for John, or Neil or anyone working on the regions. With the news of FTX global, is it FTX's intention to release Global before any further regions? I know there are no released dates, and I am not asking for any. Just for my FS 'budget' planning, I was curious, if the 'big cookie' is the priority comming before the other regions.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 12:04 AM

Hi TJ,

other than consulation and the occasional helping hand there's no overlap between the three teams working on NA regions, EU regions, and FTX Global and thus their respective release dates are independent.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 12:15 AM

Ok, thanks Holger, understood.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 01:03 AM

John Bloody Venema!

You Sir are a legend!

I wish you and the whole ORBX team a really great 2013!!!
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Posted 01 January 2013 - 01:18 AM

Epic list! Forget my post in the misplaced autogen thread, EGBN is on this list!

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 02:28 AM

One of the airports listed is KSQL, San Carlos, CA...excellent choice for NCA :) This might indicate that NCA is closer than we think 8)
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Posted 01 January 2013 - 08:00 AM

That is a really impressive list of products and wow, Elstree is on the list :) :) :). Having an Orbx version of Elstree is a dream come true for me!

In another thread (a few weeks ago) I said I would be prepared to buy two copies of Elstree if you produced it and I will certainly honour that statement. In addition to getting Elstree for my main FSX machine I plan to set up FSX on a laptop so I will be getting a few Orbx products for that including FTX England and Elstree.

Looks like 2013 is going to be an awesome year :).

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 10:06 AM

A superb list. While I'm looking forward to the EU products, it's great to see that ORBX keeps the NA projects going.

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