Aerosoft has released new work-in-progress screenshots of the upcoming Bombardier CRJ and de Havilland Twin Otter add-ons.
First of all, we get an update for the CRJ add-on, which will be the first to release. We recently heard that the developers hope to launch it by the end of this year, but no firm promises have been made.
We get to see multiple images of the external model and cockpit (sources: 1, 2, 3), keeping in mind that they’re still work-in-progress. For instance, the reflections on the glass cockpit screens are considered too intense by the developers, and they’re talking to Asobo about a solution.
We also learn from project manager Mathijs Kok that the first iteration of the package will include CRJ 550 and CRJ 700, with 900 and 1000 after that, available via “cheap and easy updates.” He had mentioned earlier that pricing will be “modest” in comparison to the usual add-ons for flight simulator due to the fact that Microsoft Flight Simulator’s market is much larger than that of competing sims.
While the final pricing and release date remains unannounced, Kok clarified that the team is working on it seven days a week and Asobo is consistently removing issues that would hinder the launch.
Speaking about the Twin Otter, we see new images of the 3D model in the works. This will come in 2021, but three developers are working on it full-time. More detail will be shown “early next year.”
Interestingly, Kok confirmed that the Twin Otter will come to the Xbox version of Microsoft Flight Simulator (on top of the PC version) when that finally launches next year.
“We intend to sell the Twin Otter for the X-Box version. The product for PC and Xbox is 100% identical (same code, same models) and we think thousands of people will enjoy using it on that platform, hook up a simple stick and you’ll have loads of fun!”
As far as I know, this is the first confirmed add-on for the Xbox version, and also provides a very strong hint that it will support third-party add-ons.
As an additional bonus, developer Jo Erlend provided new screenshots of the upcoming Brussels International Airport add-on.
Kok confirmed that it’ll be released on Microsoft Flight Simulator before it comes to other platforms.
Speaking of Microsoft Flight Simulator in general, during a livestreamed event earlier this week, the developers shared a lot of details about the future of the sim, including the next world update focusing on the United Kingdom.
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