We are pleased to announce the release of RealFlight Evolution’s second Quarterly Content Pack DLC and to also introduce the 2023 Year Content Pass! These join the previously released Quarterly Content Pack 1 to expand the selection of available content and the ways in which you can buy it. We also released a new software update for RF Evo, version 10.00.049. Its sole purpose is to support the new DLC and is required in order to access it. [b]Quarterly Content Pack 1[/b] For reference, our first Quarterly Content Pack was released in March and contains 6 models: 4 standard + 2 premium. [url=https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/29711/RealFlight_Evolution__2023_Quarterly_Content_Pack_1/]Click here to view the QCP1 bundle store page.[/url] [b]Quarterly Content Pack 2[/b] Our second Quarterly Content Pack contains a different mix of item types than QCP1: 4 models (3 standard and 1 premium) and 1 PhotoField airport. Content is listed below with links to the individual store pages where you can learn more. [list] [*][url=https://store.steampowered.com/app/2385001/RealFlight_Evolution__Eflite_CarbonZ_T28_Trojan_20m/]E-flite Carbon-Z T-28 Trojan 2.0m[/url] [*][url=https://store.steampowered.com/app/2385000/RealFlight_Evolution__Eflite_P51D_Mustang_12m/]E-flite P-51D Mustang 1.2m[/url] [*][url=https://store.steampowered.com/app/2377650/RealFlight_Evolution__Eflite_Slow_Ultra_Stick_12m/]E-flite Slow Ultra Stick 1.2m[/url] [*][url=https://store.steampowered.com/app/2385002/RealFlight_Evolution__Eflite_UMX_Turbo_Timber_Evolution/]E-flite UMX Turbo Timber Evolution[/url] [*][url=https://store.steampowered.com/app/2385130/RealFlight_Evolution__Triple_Tree_Electric_Flightline/]Triple Tree Electric Flight Line[/url] [/list]Here is a direct link to the [url=https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/31551/RealFlight_Evolution__2023_Quarterly_Content_Pack_2/]QCP2 bundle[/url] containing all the above items. [b]Standard vs. premium aircraft models[/b] What makes a premium model different from a standard one? In short, a premium model is more work for us to produce meaning you get more as a result. More what? It could be one or more of the following: [list] [*]More features – Examples include retracts, flaps, and other articulating components [*]More detail – Things like scale details, an unusual or extra-complex design, multiple color schemes, and/or a full cockpit [*]More variants – Includes multiple variations such as with and without floats, slats, etc. [/list][b]How to buy[/b] RealFlight Evolution DLC is available a few different ways. [list] [*]Each quarterly batch of content is available in a money-saving bundle. See QCP1 & QCP2 links above. Each individual item page also contains a link to the bundle that contains it. [*]The Year Content Pass is a way to buy [u]all[/u] the content for a given year--all 4 Quarterly Content Packs--at an even greater discount. When you purchase it, you get immediate access to any content that has been released so far that year. If any of that year’s quarterly content is still to come, then as it is released it will unlock automatically for you. So, whether you buy it at the beginning of the year, essentially prepurchasing all of that year’s content to come, or hold off and buy it at the end of the year after the final QCP is released and get all the content at once, or anywhere in between, the end result is the same. [*]Individual items from the content packs are also available for purchase separately. If you purchase one or more items a la carte and later decide you would like to own the whole pack they came from, you can! The QCP bundle will only charge you for the models you don’t already own, and you’ll pay the discounted bundle price for them. This “complete the set” option is only possible for QCPs (YCPs do not support it). [/list][b]Finding the new models in RF Evo[/b] DLC that you own will appear right alongside all the other models/airports in Evolution. Look for them by name in the selection dialogs or find them with the Quick Load dialog. For filtering purposes, they are considered stock RealFlight Evolution models (we will probably do more to categorize them separately later). [b]Releases Roadmap[/b] As we touched on in the [url=https://steamcommunity.com/games/2069310/announcements/detail/3644004750511421115]RealFlight Evolution announcement[/url], RF Evo will live in the marketplace for a number of years. Software updates will come when they are ready, whereas DLC will release on more of a set schedule. With a couple QCPs under our belt now, the plan is to settle into a January/April/July/October pattern, though this could change. DLC offers a way to keep getting more out of RealFlight without the need to upgrade your version every year or two.
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