Today Aerosoft provided another look at its much-anticipated Bombardier CRJ add-on for Microsoft Flight Simulator, alongside information on the upcoming release.
First of all, we get to take a look at more screenshots of the CRJ-700 version in a brand new Alaska (operated by Skywest) livery.
On top of that, project manager Mathijs Kok mentioned that the add-on is “close to going to release candidate.” It certainly appears to be close.
“Quick note….. No need to F5 right now. It will be very clear when we are days from release. Right now things are going great.
I just completed the complete release document for our departments. That document helps to get every thing aligned. From the people who need to add the product to the shop pages, via the people who make the installers, the people who add it to the Microsoft shop, the marketing department, the server people (as they will need to get enough bandwidth) ending up with the support crew.
Fact is we are close to going to Release Candidate. That’s the one we share with our friends on other sites with permission to show and tell. At that moment only the smallest tweaks can be done, the code needs to be stable and mature a few days. It is the first time the code is shared with people who are no in our ‘circle of control’ so if there is anything our extremely extensive testing has not found we hope it pops up at that time.
People who know me will be surprised about this cautious attitude. I have always been a huge fan of releasing when we were happy and being honest with customers, see what bugs them most and focus on that. Releasing is just the moment when you start working to customer wishes and not on your own ideas. But this will simply not work well with this release. We are aiming at a a huge customer base, many of them will never have flown a more complex aircraft before. One with a few hundred pages of manuals.
We are fully happy with progress.”
In other Aerosoft news, the publisher also just released Grenadines Islands Vol. 1 by DSky including Union airport (TVSU) and Lauriston airport (TGPZ).
It can be found on Aerosoft’s store for €13.27 including VAT. Below you can find a gallery and a feature list.
“Grenadines Islands Vol. 1 offers you the experience of inter-island connections between Union island and Carriacou, a perfect destination for GA flights or some commercial flights with STOL capacity planes such as the well-known Twin Otter.
Operations on Union represent a real challenge with its small runway of 750 m (2460 ft) and a hill in the axis it is the second most difficult airport in the Caribbean after the well-known Gustaf III Airport.”
- Accurate and detailed rendition of Union airport (ICAO) TVSU and Lauriston airport TGPZ
- High-resolution buildings and clutter objects PBR
- Optimized for great performance and visual quality
- Night lighting on buildings
A few of days ago, we published our massive interview with head of Microsoft Flight Simulator Jorg Neumann, who provided a lot of new info about the present and future of the sim.
Incidentally, if you’d like to read more about Microsoft Flight Simulator add-ons, you can enjoy our recent reviews of Yao Airport, the F-15 Eagle, the Landmarks Paris City Pack, Greater Moncton Airport, Tweed New Haven Airport, Santorini Airport, Sydney Airport, Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, Reggio Calabria Airport, Bastia Poretta Airport, Munich Airport, Paris Orly Airport, Newcastle International Airport, Sankt Johann Airfield, Dublin International Airport, and Seoul City Wow. We also have a beta preview of Singapore Changi airport.
If you want to learn more about the game itself, you can read our review that will tell you everything you need to know about Asobo Studio’s game.
Microsoft Flight Simulator is already available for Windows 10 and Steam and will release in summer 2021 for Xbox Series X ad Series S.