Aerosoft has been very keen to showcase more screenshots of its upcoming aircraft for Microsoft Flight Simulator as of late.
Today we get to take another look at the Bombardier CRJ and de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter add-ons (Sources: 1, 2).
On the CRJ front, we get to see another Delta Connection livery. At first sight, it may seem the same as the one showcased yesterday, but closer observation reveals that it’s quite different.
Yesterday’s livery represents an aircraft operated by SkyWest. Today’s images showcase a CRJ 700 operated by Endeavor Air.
The CRJ package will be the first aircraft add-on released by Aerosoft for Microsoft Flight Simulator. At the moment, we don’t have info about a specific date, but all signals show that it’s very close.
The second aircraft in order of release will be the Twin Otter, and today we’re getting a look at the cockpit.
We even get an image of what it looks like within the tools, with an explanation from Project Manager Mathijs Kok. Please don’t ask me what it means. I’m just the messenger and this is way beyond me.
“What you see here are is the UV Mapping is a projection function which projects a pixel of a 2d pixel source (also called a texture map) onto a 3d surface (called mesh or geometry). The useful mathematical fact used here is the existence of the “manifold” which is a surface with at least a dimension less than its host vector space.”
It’s worth mentioning that the Twin Otter is one of the first add-on aircraft for Microsoft Flight Simulator confirmed to be coming for the Xbox Series X|S version.
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 Milano Linate Airport, the Singapore City Pack, Tokyo Narita Airport, Yao Airport, the F-15 Eagle, the 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.