Dear readers, as I write these words, I’m still unsure how I feel about this… You see, someone dared to bring the World Trade Center Twin Towers back to the New York City landscape in Microsoft Flight Simulator. They are beautiful, impressively detailed outside and even inside, and majestic in their nostalgic and… tragic symbolism…
ROPROD Audiovisual brings us this payware rendition of the iconic Twins, hoping to resurface good spirits for simmers who have fond memories of the towers and loved what they represented. Inevitably, this will also bring plenty of sad memories to so many people…
It’s easy to understand why we can feel so convoluted about this new release. Some will undoubtedly dismiss this as a tasteless cash-grab… while others will appreciate the feeling of flying over a realistic 1999 NY skyline, seeing the imposing towers with their own eyes in the stunning rendition of the city in Microsoft Flight Simulator.
No matter how you feel about this new add-on, the developer did a fine job re-creating these towers. They are modeled to the standard they deserve in MSFS, with a realistic and well-textured 3D model and impressive interiors in an office room on the North Tower 106th floor.
The question is: how should we feel about a scenery customization with a psychological significance such as this? Is there a place in MSFS for this kind of product? Or is this subject too sensitive to make money out of it?
I honestly have no answers at this point, but the platform is a sandbox, and no one is being forced to install anything they don’t want.
If you can handle it, World Trade Center Twin Towers is now available for $9.99. Owners of SamScene3D’s New York City Times, beware because the two products don’t seem to be incompatible with each other.