Orbx Announces Boulder City - Gateway to the Grand Canyon

Orbx has revealed its next major US project from developer Ken Hall is Boulder City Municipal Airport for Prepar3D version 4.

Boulder City sits 2,203ft above sea level and is surrounded by vast desert to the south and Boulder City to the north. It is also just south of Las Vegas and is the perfect base for sightseeing tours of the Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam and Lake Mead.

Meticulously crafted over two years, the scenery from Orbx will include uniquely textured static aircraft, authentic hangar and airport buildings. All primary features are modelled with full PBR (Physically Based Rendering) effects with hand-drawn ground textures along with dozens of unique vegetation types created solely for this project.

The package features a comprehensive coverage area outside of the airport, encompassing the entirety of Boulder City, Hoover Dam, sections of Lake Mead and even the outskirts of Las Vegas. Explore local golf courses, casinos, hotels and more, leading to a seamless experience as you depart for the Grand Canyon.

Coverage Map

At A Glance

  • Meticulous depiction of Boulder City Municipal Airport, Nevada
  • Hand-crafted PBR texturing for all major assets and ground poly
  • Immersive and extensive coverage area, encompassing Boulder City, Hoover Dam, portions of Lake Mead, outskirts of Las Vegas and more
  • The major gateway airport for tourist flights over the Grand Canyon
  • Interior modelling
  • Dozens of customized static aircraft, helicopters, GSE and vehicles unique to this product
  • Colour-corrected coverage area at 15cm, 30cm & 1m resolution, with hand-placed autogen
  • Stunning night lighting
  • Tens of custom POI and landmarks
  • Depiction of the old Boulder City Airport (closed)
  • A short hop to other scenic destinations such as Vegas, Sedona, Palm Springs, Monument Valley and St George
  • Designed for P3Dv4 to blend seamlessly with Orbx Southern California, also works with Global Base
  • Painstakingly optimized for very high performance, even with high-end aircraft.

Boulder City Municipal Airport is designed to blend seamlessly with Orbx Southern California. However, it has also been designed to work with Global Base and OpenLC North America.

No release date has yet been announced, but we will provide more information once it becomes available.