ORBX and Dovetail Games partner together for DFS

ORBX and DG Flight School
ORBX and DG Flight School

Dovetail Games have announced today that they will be partnering up with ORBX to bring the ORBX scenery development technology to the next-gen simulator.  This partnership will be in use for both Flight School and DG Flight Simulator platforms.  Here is the Dovetail Games announcement in full, followed by some preview images from the Flight School.


Flight sim scenery specialist to work on new flight titles

Chatham, Kent – 16th March 2016 Dovetail Games, the multi award-winning developer and publisher of a range of simulation games, is pleased to announce it will be partnering with Orbx Simulation Systems to bring key aspects of its technology to Dovetail Games Flight School and Dovetail Games Flight Simulator, both scheduled for release this year.

Dovetail Games previously worked with the flight simulation scenery specialist during the ongoing content development for Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition.

“We are incredibly excited about working with Orbx again on Flight School and Flight Simulator,” said Stephen Hood, Creative Director at Dovetail Games. “Orbx represents the pinnacle of what can be achieved in terms of in-game scenery, so collaborating on these titles was the obvious choice for us. We are deeply committed to partnering with both new and existing content creators to create the best possible combination of technologies to power our simulators.  This is only the beginning.”

Orbx Simulation Systems has dominated the flight simulation scenery space since CEO John Venema founded the company in 2006.

“We are thrilled to partner with Dovetail Games as they usher in a new era of 64-bit simulators built on robust technology that we have a decade of experience in developing for,” added John Venema, CEO of Orbx Simulation Systems. “We’ve developed a solid working relationship with the Dovetail team and we’re confident that our terrain will look absolutely stunning in their enhanced 3D engine and provide a level of immersion unlike anything experienced before. We look forward to a long and productive partnership.”

Dovetail Games Flight School is currently scheduled for release in April 2016, with Dovetail Games Flight Simulator following later in 2016.  Both titles will be available for PC.  For further information, please visit http://dtgflightschool.com/


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About Dovetail Games

Dovetail Games was launched in 2013. Previously trading as RailSimulator.com Ltd, the business launched in 2009 initially producing and marketing PC game Train Simulator. Today Dovetail Games is responsible for train, flight and fishing simulation games and is developing for both PC and leading consoles.http://www.dovetailgames.com.


ORBX have become a dominant force in the design and development of FSX, FSX-SE and Prepar3d scenery.  This partnership ensures that the community will benefit from their experience and knowledge in the upcoming flight sim titles.

It is still unclear if ORBX will merely ensure that their titles are compatible with DFS, or if this relationship will mean that ORBX will develop scenery that will come with DFS as default.

Update: DG have confirmed that ORBX will integrate FTX Global technology into the DG Flight School and DG Flight Simulator, meaning FTX Global will ship as default with these two titles.