DTFS. One of the many ways I remain dedicated to this site and to you all is staying up till 5 in the morning nightly in order to keep up with all the information that comes out of Europe so I don't miss anything whilst sleeping. The big news coming out of the UK today comes from Dovetail Games and an announcement about the upcoming Flight School product due out just next month! This will be the prologue to the full fledged simulator coming later this fall season. As A reminder, Dovetail will be attending this year's FlightSimCon in Hartford in June and it will be an excellent opportunity to meet and greet the team as well as learn so much more about what they have in store for all of us. Today's announcement comes with 3 rather impressive screenshots from the upcoming sim and I must say, if I was sort of excited before, I am super excited now. Just imagine this environment full of third party addons. Orbx has adapted and provided their FTX technology to the upcoming DTFS which will bring a whole new meaning to the word "default". This will be quite interesting indeed! Here's what the team had to say:
Following the completion of long term discussions, Dovetail Games is pleased to announce we will be partnering with Orbx Simulation Systems in order to bring key aspects of their technology to Flight School and Flight Simulator, both scheduled for release this year. Orbx Simulation Systems has dominated the flight simulation scenery space since CEO John Venema founded the company in 2006.
"We are thrilled to partner with Dovetail Games as they usher in a new era of 64-bit simulators built on robust technology that we have a decade of experience in developing for", says John Venema, CEO of Orbx Simulation Systems. "We've developed a solid working relationship with the Dovetail team and we're confident that our terrain will look absolutely stunning in their enhanced 3D engine and provide a level of immersion unlike anything experienced before. We look forward to a long a productive partnership."
“We are incredibly excited about working with Orbx on Flight School and Dovetail Games Flight Simulator”, says Stephen Hood, Creative Director at Dovetail games. “Orbx represents the pinnacle of what can be achieved in terms of in-game scenery, so collaborating with them on these projects was the obvious choice for us. We are deeply committed to partnering with both new and existing developers and content creators moving forwards to create the best possible combination of technologies to power our simulators – this is only the beginning”