The team’s next project is already underway, and it revisits an older project: the Dolomites.
Frank and Fabio decided to take this part of world by storm, correct errors, redo a lot of the areas and offer a generally better product, built pretty much from scratch.
The project will be split into 5 different parts (or releases), which shall make the acquisition easier as well.
Tre Cime di Lavaredo natural park: which includes the Val Pusteria eastern part, the Sesto-Moso area, all the areas of Auronzo-Misurina and Val Comelico up to S. Stefano di Cadore.
This makes for 11 Dolomite groups, divided into 18 3D models, from Tre Cime di Lavaredo to the Marmarole. It will also include Dobbiaco Airport (LIVD) and several helipads.
Cortina d'Ampezzo and Cadore. Includes the city of Cortina and the whole area of Cadore up to Pieve di Cadore as well as all the Dolomites in the area within the Cristallo, Croda Rossa, the Tofane, Cinque Torri, Averau, Sorapis and Antelao groups.
Agordino and Zoldana. It will contain the Marmolada, Pale di S. Martino, the Civetta and Pelmo and all the towns of Val Agordina and Zoladana.
Val Badia, Val Gardena Val di Fassa and Val di Funes: Sella Group, Sassolungo, Scillilar, Odle, Catinaccio and Latemar.
The Brenta Dolomites: from Pinzolo to Madonna di Campiglio.
Each of these parts will cover an area of approximately 1000 sq. Km (~386 square miles). The whole pack add up to a total of 64 Dolomite groups and 100 3D models.
Frank and Fabio are also rebuilding all the villages in the region and adding 100 different house types, many of them renovated.
As usual, all the vegetation is being mapped and hand positioned. The ground textures are being reconstructed based on actual photographs taken personally by the authors in the region. No orthophotos are being used. Everything is being made by hand.
The scenery will not be compatible with the previous version one as the meshes were all redone and the 3D models repositioned.
The team has already released screenshots for the first group, showing the Three Peaks of Lavaredo, which you can find below.