In a surprising turn of events, Godzone Virtual Flight, renowned for its exquisite sceneries in New Zealand designed for Microsoft Flight Simulator (MSFS), Prepar3D (P3D), and Flight Simulator X (FSX), has officially confirmed the closure of its services. Instead of the usual industry buzz surrounding new project launches or preview updates, the aviation community is now grappling with the somber news of Godzone’s exit from the flight simulation scene.
Effective January 1st, 2024, Godzone has withdrawn all its products from the market, marking the end of an era for virtual aviators who have come to appreciate and enjoy the detailed landscapes and airports created by the talented design team. The Real NZ series, which included meticulously crafted sceneries for airports such as Christchurch, Dunedin, and Taieri, showcased Godzone’s commitment to delivering an authentic and immersive experience for flight simulation enthusiasts.
For those who have purchased Godzone’s products through SIMMARKET, there is a silver lining amidst the disappointment. All registered customers will retain access to their product downloads through their customer account history on SIMMARKET. This means that even though Godzone has ceased its operations, existing customers can continue to enjoy and reinstall their purchased sceneries.
However, it’s important to note that, with the closure of Godzone Virtual Flight, there will be no further support offered for their products. Additionally, any hopes for future patches or updates have been dashed, leaving users to rely on the existing versions of the sceneries for their virtual flights over New Zealand.
Godzone’s departure leaves a void in the flight simulation community, as their sceneries were known for setting a high standard in terms of quality and attention to detail. The closure serves as a reminder of the transient nature of the virtual aviation industry, where even accomplished developers may, at times, choose to bid farewell to their creations.
As the virtual skies over New Zealand lose the touch of Godzone’s magic, the flight simulation community will undoubtedly look back fondly on the stunning landscapes and meticulously designed airports that once defined the GodZone Virtual Flight experience.
Godzone has been a talented scenery designer who made Real NZ series, featuring for example Christchurch, Dunedin, and Taieri airports with beautiful surroundings.