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Announcing KDEN - Denver International Airport for MSFS - Coming Soon!


Photo of Jeppesen terminal at KDEN in MSFS

I'm thrilled to announce that for the past several months we've been porting our highly popular version of KDEN - Denver International Airport from X-Plane to MSFS - and improving it along the way! We are currently in the final stages of development and testing, and we can't wait for you to try it out! Until then, here are some previews and features you can look forward to:



 

Spanning over 52 square miles, KDEN - Denver International Airport is enormous by any metric. It holds the title of largest airport in the United States by land area, and 2nd largest in the world. Further, its workforce of over 35,000 service over 77 million passengers annually, making Denver the 3rd busiest airport in the United States, and 6th busiest in the world in 2023.


Visitors to Denver International Airport are treated to breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains, and a unique atmosphere promoted by Denver International Airport’s award-winning architecture. The most iconic of these being the peaked roof of the Jeppesen terminal, reflective of the snowcapped Rocky Mountains, and the historical Colorado landscape that was once dotted with Native American teepees. Given its size, scenic views, and diverse domestic and international routes, Denver International Airport is an excellent destination, or starting point, for any flight simmer!


This scenery is the product of over 2 years of development, with the goal of creating the best rendition of Denver International Airport we could. Some of the features you can look forward to are:


 - Highly detailed models and high-resolution textures

  - Custom models for all airport buildings.  - Custom models for all static ground equipment.

  - All terminal concourses have full 3d interiors in passenger-accessible areas, with numerous POIs (such as aircraft displays hanging from the ceiling).

  - Lite interiors for Jeppesen terminal, GA buildings, and control towers.

  - Animated 3d people throughout the concourses, sitting and walking.

  - Custom jetways with accurate airline logos where appropriate

 - High-quality ground textures:

  - Tons of variation in pavement to match the real surfaces.

  - Custom grunge textures for wear (oil spills, erosion, dirt build up, skids, etc).

  - Accurate lines for airport vehicle roads, taxi/hold/edge lines, safety zones, etc.

  - 0.5 foot resolution orthoimagery for excellent clarity outside taxiways.

  - Hand traced asphalt zones on roads and parking lots so they have the correct material and are sharper.

  - Orthoimagery naturally blended for seamless blending with surroundings.


 - Fully functional airport

  - Accurate taxi and runway distance remaining signs

  - Custom animated runway guard and wig-wag lights

  - Realistic spacing on taxiway edge and center line lights, including higher density on curves.

  - Accurate airport data

  - Accurate service road data so AI vehicles choose better driving routes.

  - Support for 3rd party addons (such as FSLTL and GSX)

  - Accurate airline codes, so traffic addons should generally make better choices about what airline parks at what gate.


  - Accurate, up to date layout

  - Includes recent expansions for concourses A, B, and C

  - Includes new taxiway EE, north of runway 17R

  - Includes new Southwest Hangar

  - Accurate as of early 2024

 - Optimized for performance.

  - Strong performance on a wide range of systems

  - All models feature LODs to reduce detail at a distance.

   - Large models are split into small individual sections to allow for more aggressive savings on things you can’t see, while preserving visual quality for things you can see.

   - Many models feature ultra-low poly imposters for LOD’s, which are incredibly low poly models with baked textures, that look nearly identical beyond very close range, allowing for significant performance gains, with minimal visual loss

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Will this be made available for Xbox?

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Thank you for your interest, and yes! KDEN will be available for Xbox.

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Can't wait! Sick of flightbeam saying they are going to update it and haven't in FOREVER

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Thank you!

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