While Microsoft Flight Simulator isn’t specifically built for fighter jets, third-party developers are still working hard to provide for those who crave the military flying experience.
We also hear more about what we can expect.
“I’m planning some novel details such as customizable crew helmets, flight-suit patches and names ( upon the sides of the canopy frame ), fully operational variable-geometry with manual, auto, and over-sweep modes, compressor-stalls in the “A” model for those who don’t fly it well, and of course realistic engine configurations for each version to make them distinct aircraft in their own right. A full, custom WWise sound pack for both engine types will accompany the launch this time around, rather than following on afterward. As with all my products, the Tomcats will come with a detailed manual and paint kit so all of those countless color schemes can be recreated across both aircraft types.”
Next comes from IndiaFoxtEcho, that provided a screenshot of the F-35 Lightning II.
Unfortunately, the simulator doesn’t include many of the military-dedicated systems that the developer would like, but work is ongoing. Yet, we should not expect a release any time soon. The developer expects that it’d take 3-4 months to complete, but the wording of the announcement seems to be iffy on whether the aircraft will actually be released due to the lacking systems.
We’ll have to wait and see.
Last, but not least, it’s a video of the options menu for the upcoming TF-104G Starfighter by SimSkunkWorks.
A few 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 Bonaire Flamingo Airport, 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.