Sunday, February 24, 2013

Black Box Simulations A330 Confirmed!

FSX. Black Box Simulations has just released many images of the next upcoming aircraft in the Airbus series! The A330!
and boy, does it ever look good! Have a look at the shots and be sure that we will bring you the most up to date information for this aircraft! Looks like they are already well into development. Just have a look at the modeling of the engines and wings, Amazing! Take a look at the images and comments from Black Box Simulations (Found below).






Black Box also posted a comment regarding this project. (From their facebook page):

"We have noticed a few negative comments regarding the future "Airbus X'treme A330" release. This is inevitable as its been very clear to us (for a long time, and especially in FlightSim) that you "cannot please all of the people all of the time"

We felt it prudent to explain the reasons behind our decision to release "Airbus X'treme A330" Prologue ...
in the very near future and to help alleviate any fears regarding the continued development of "Airbus X'treme A320"

Our aims are twofold and I hope this goes some way to explaining our position and strategy.

1) There is a gap in the market for a top quality Airbus A330 and we felt it good business to take the lead with this Aircraft before another FSL, Axe, BBS battle commenced. Many voices have been heard asking for this Long Haul Airbus and we decided the timing was right for us to fill this demand. The new product will be priced the same as the A320 and have the same Update strategy. The A330 Product will contain A330-200 in RR, GE and PW Versions, A330-300 with the same 3 engine types. Also the new A330-200F and MRTT Will be incuded, giving you 10 or 11 different A330's to haul across the virtual skies.

2) "Airbus X'treme A320" is of course Unfinished and we are fully aware that our commitments to this product and its valued customers are paramount. Updates to "prologue" are still our top priority and will continue to be developed with no added delay due to A330. However.... As the commonality between the "Species" is well known, it made perfect business sense for us to combine the two and develop them together, Upgrading each as we progress. Further to this is the financial aspect. As most of you know, we are a small company of just two people and although our overheads are not high, we still need regular income to allow us to continue with development and to consider future products (as does any company) We anticipate that the release of this second Product "A330 Prologue" will bring in adequate income to facilitate our continued development of both products.

We would also like alleviate any fears of further delays in upgrades due to the additional A330 product. BBS work on the seperate and individual parts of the development (Modelling, FDE, sounds, Systems etc) and most of the modelling, sound & FDE has been completed for the A320 series. This means while the coding, of new systems and instrumentation are being developed for future Updates. The workloads in Modelling, FDE and other items have eased substantially. This has allowed adequate time for the development of the A330 without taking time from the A320 development. It makes perfect sense for us to have productivity from Both sides of the company especially if this means we can release another great and much demanded product!

Thank you .. BBS "

 


You can find many more screenshots and details of this awesome bird over on their facebook page:

http://www.facebook.com/#!/BlackBoxSimulation

As always,

Happy Flying!

11 comments:

Martin said...

It's funny how their A320 is still at v0.7 and they are now working on a different aircraft. It looks like the Captain Sim's business model is contagious. Hope not!..

Luke said...

Exactly, I'd much rather have one fully simulated, excellently done addon than 20 at the current level of the A320.

Anonymous said...

I concur, this whole idea of selling an unfinished model is beyond me and certainly not healthy for the addons-industry as a whole.

Currently almost all my recent purchases have turned out to be beta products (as in still under development). And quite frankly, I have stopped buying addons and growing more and more tired of the hassle of half finished products not working or lacking features.

It is a worrysome development for sure, will we ever see a finished product?

On a side note, I do see and understand the argument of "raising funds" so to speak, but this is just getting outa hand!

Anonymous said...

It's not unusual to see the 3D modelling/textures people move to a new project once they have handed their current project over to the gauge programmers and in any complex sim it's the programming that takes up most of the development time, and they usually can't start until the 3D model (especially the VC and animations) is finished. PMDG does this too with the DC-6, as Rob stated that he doesn't want people doing nothing while projects are in transition.

The 3D model proportions look correct but the textures are low res with no shading. Perhaps they should group up with some talented repainters (Like Denis Minaev from FSrepaint.ru) and make a better master texture/paint kit.

Anonymous said...

It looks like a Wilco Bus...bland texturing so far.

Anonymous said...

So the A320 is still in beta which PSS - oh sorry Black Box - want you to pay for. Now they're doing an A330 before the A320 is even finished. I'm curious how all the people who paid to beta test their still unfinished A320 feel about this?

Also notice the same old sub-par modelling and texturing.

PSS used to be a great developer, but in later years it became quite apparent they were just taking everyone for fools, and it looks like they're still doing the same now they've re-branded as Black Box.

Anonymous said...

What's up with the Ailerons in the flaps picture? No drooping with the flaps ?

Anonymous said...

Bye bye BBS hello FSL A320....I was looking forward to the BBS V1.0...but now you have showed your greedy money agenda...do they think all simmers are stupid?

Anonymous said...

I'm going to hang on for the FSL A320 too. Would be sweet if FSL did their own Airbus heavies after the A320.

Anonymous said...

HA HA HA.. Still lots of PSS HATERS !!

You know NOTHING TILL YOU TRY THESE GREAT PLANES ... they are Not Beta .. they are better than AXE ALREADY !LOL

Anonymous said...

we are all lacking an a340, end of

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