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Platform(s): PC, Xbox Series X
Genre: Simulation
Publisher: Iceberg Interactive
Developer: MS Games
Release Date: Aug. 1, 2024

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'AirportSim' Comes to Xbox In August - Trailer

by Rainier on July 9, 2024 @ 8:45 a.m. PDT

In AirportSim, players assume the roles of the ground crew at one of four faithfully re-created plane terminals. They will be responsible for the maintenance of aircrafts and the passengers' well-being — in various scenarios and weather conditions.

What happens behind the scenes at airports? Your bag disappears on a conveyor belt and it appears (or not) at your final destination. The secrets of airports will be unveiled in Airport Sim.

AirportSim offers an experience that tasks wannabe ground handling staff with various assignments, including refuelling, aircraft guidance, luggage handling, and giving incoming passengers the warmest of welcomes. Assisted by an expansive set of vehicles with realistic physics and interior models, this airport has no excuse for delays! 

Recognising the importance of realism in simulator games, AirportSim delivers faithful recreations of existing airports and aircraft. Partnerships with airlines such as WizzAir and Atlantic Airways, alongside the inclusion of real airports such as Warsaw Chopin and Vagar Airport, ensure that the experience is as immersive and realistic as possible. A detailed weather system that accounts for real-time weather changes in conjunction with METAR reports is also present, providing an additional degree of realism and another set of factors to manage in the quest to ensure maximal day-to-day efficiency of the airport.

Each of AirportSim’s game modes offers a bespoke experience. Scenario is a structured mode that assigns fixed flight plans, weather conditions, and tasks to complete in order to succeed. Challenge mode is all about chasing high scores and leaderboards, and Free Play is an open-ended mode with no rules, leaving players free to explore the airports and engage with tasks as they wish. Alternatively, invite fellow ground crew to your airport and work together cooperatively, or perhaps you can sabotage a friend's airport and create uproar in the terminal with delays galore…

All terminals and tarmacs are based on real-life locations. Players may tour them in a separate Visitor mode. Co-op mode allows gamers to find optimal ways to service planes and passengers with their friends' assistance.

Xbox owners, get ready to expand your portfolio as AirportSim is set to arrive August 1st, 2024!

With the Xbox version, MS Games remains committed to delivering an unparalleled level of realism and immersion, offering players an authentic and engaging simulation experience.

The Xbox version will arrive with all free and paid DLC included: 

  • Bologna Airport, nestled in the heart of Italy, emerges as the latest addition to AirportSim's collection of meticulously detailed airports. From the bustling terminals to the intricacies of ground handling operations, players will immerse themselves in the authentic atmosphere of Bologna Airport.
  • Rovaniemi Airport, as the official airport of Santa's hometown in Finland, Rovaniemi offers a unique blend of aviation management and festive cheer. Experience the charm of the Arctic Circle, where the mystique of the North Pole is just a sleigh ride away. 

Key Features:

  • Faithfully re-created airports: Vágar, Keflavik, Key West and Frankfurt (more to come later as DLCs);
  • Licensed technical vehicles, created based on real schematics and blueprints;
  • Most popular commercial aircrafts e.g. Boeing 737-800 or Airbus A320 NEO;
  • Different gameplay modes: Campaign, Free Play, Co-op and Visitor Mode;
  • Real-life weather conditions were created using data from METAR (a weather report for aviation professionals);
  • Customizable weather conditions;
  • Faithful representation of the sun's position in the sky based on geographical location, time and date;
  • Real ground crew tasks, recreated after numerous interviews and based on existing documentation and procedures;
  • Steam Workshop support allows players to modify the machines and gameplay, create custom timetables, modify vehicles, and create a new airline

Currently available for PC (Steam), Airport Sim is coming to Xbox Series X|S on August 1, 2024.

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