Looks like Microsoft Flight Simulator has a competitor. Outerra World Sandbox, a new game from the revived MicroProse Software and Slovak studio Outerra also models the entire Earth – from the surrounding space to individual trees and buildings. Judging by the trailer and screenshots, the level of detail of the world corresponds to the level of some modern shooters of A category.
At the same time, players will be able not only to explore this virtual Earth on foot, in cars and planes, but also to create their own transportation, edit the surface of the planet, and so on. It looks like a really big sandbox where players can do whatever they want. It could be Chicago of the 1930s, Night City from Cyberpunk 2077, even Ukraine during the Hetmanship. Of course, Steam Workshop support is present.
Outerra World Sandbox uses the proprietary 3D Planetary Engine developed by Outerra. Another MicroProse Software game uses the same engine – B-17 Flying Fortress The Bloody 100th. This is the sequel to the classic game of the old MicroProse – B-17 Flying Fortress, which was released in 1992. In general, MicroProse announced 5 games at once, 4 of which are related to the B-17 Flying Fortress series plus Outerra World Sandbox.
Outerra World Sandbox already has a Steam page but not yet a release date. Add the project to “Favorites”, there it is more convenient to follow its development.