One of the challenges of being a small design studio (I like to think of us as “boutique”, because it sounds better) is the creation of assets that larger developers already have lying around on the shelf. For instance, slowly but surely we’re working to bring new, reusable libraries of objects online that will speed development of future projects.
Our first order of business was to create a larger set of static GA planes we could use to enhance airports like Nantucket. As you can see, it’s coming along nicely…
We’re also hard at work on a set of animated people, along with a whole bunch of other flotsam that will do a better job of “selling” the realism of our airports.
The first public airing of all this will be in an upcoming free enhancement for the Nantucket Island scenery called “Nantucket PowerpACK” (get it?) It will tentatively include:
- New static aircraft placed all around the airport
- Animated people
- More objects in open hangars
- AI traffic files
- Custom-made ferries with real-world AI schedules
As we get closer to release, I’ll keep everyone updated on progress.