[FS Market]. A few guesses on FS activity in 2013. Editors, developers, simmers, feel free to complete this post. It's all yours! We also wanted to add some humor before the end of the year, so we are posting this almanac.
" The end of car racing simulation, did you say ??"
PMDG: Expect the Boeing 777 to be released by spring 2013. The Nevada company will have to make some choices. Maybe launching an X-Plane aircraft or buying-out a smaller company.
Orbx: FTX Global finally released in April 2013. Developers are buying it in order to match their airport textures with this new set of land-classes. British office now at full production. Canberra City finally released. Expect several new small developments in NZL, AUS, UK, and the US East Coast. Possibly more PNW developments as well. Maybe Orbx will even make a come back to heavy airports. A new partnership with PMDG and other editors to support FSX platform ?
Drzewiecki Design: This team is everywhere and doing everything but aircraft design. Touted as among the best in the industry, expect them to return to the main airport of Warsaw as well as well as a possible release of New York City X in March. Expect BIG projects from this team in 2013.
Latin VFR: As this team makes efforts to improve their technique and overall quality, we believe LVFR will continue to take on larger US airports. We also will see a reworked MIA in 2013 as well.
Taxi2Gate : This is also a team to keep an eye on in 2013. Their quality is improving very fast and is very likely to take on both Western and European mega airports in 2013.
LHSim : We foresee this young development team making huge headway in 2013 with the release of Budapest and making their way into other airports in Europe. This is a team to watch in the coming year.
Flightbeam : Washington Dulles released in Summer 2013.
FSDT: We expect more US mega airports from this team in 2013. Possibly expect them to take another glance in Canada's direction in 2013, or... a U turn toward Europe / Asia..
FlyTampa: Expect Montreal before spring 2013. As for what Martin is working on... who the fuck knows as usual... But since he likes the Gulf Air, he might want to work on Doha? Who knows..
QualityWings: Expect the BAE-146 and hopefully the Dreamliner for 2013. If for any reason they do get the 787 out next year, we are very curious what aircraft they will look at next.
And.... who knows what will happen in our time machine.....
October 2013. Aerosoft buys out Wilcopub and Feelthere.
Quality Wings buys out CLS and.. launch 3 new projects at the same time.
November 2013 : A child, very found of FS simulation, 11 years old, saved 112 passengers of a Boeing 737-700. (Pilots ate the same poisoned dish).
December 2013 : Unfortunately... Blueprint Sim, Simaddons, and AVS cease operations... but, in a sudden move, they join forces and merge to form the first scenery editor.
January 2014 : The end of FS 2004. Developers have ceased all projects.
February 2014 : Airdailyx gulps down.... Simflight.
June 2014. A first simmer died of a simulated heart attack. FS Simulation is so real now, that the virtual pilot lost his mind falling from a virtual mountain.
March 2015 : Robert Randazzo is the new representative (Democratic party) of Nevada State.
April 2015 : Due to the disastrous virtual carbon footprint of car racing simulation, this sport is forbidden on internet. Age of Flight Simulation rebirth.
Pure virtual air prevails on the asphalt !
Oops. Too much Champagne.
Meanwhile... in our real world...
Well, 2013 should be a good year. People want to dream, Children want the sky.
The French brand Dior is launching a new ad campaign with Marion Cotillard and... a seaplane.
Dreamliner sales and flights might speed up.
Pixar is launching its latest motion pictures, " Planes", all around the world.
Paris will organize the 50fth Bourget exhbition.
Whatever happens in 2013, we truly wish all our readers all the best! AirDailyX will remain by your side for all your FS needs!
From Dominique and D'Andre