Today open-source developer FlyByWire provided an update on its projects for Microsoft Flight Simulator via a livestream.
We learn that team is planning to finally add the custom experimental autopilot for the A32NX (FlyByWire’s popular mod for the default Airbus A320) to the installer “soon.”
We also get to see upcoming updates to the EFB tablet, including Navigraph integration.
The team is actually also planning to implement the Airbus A321, A319, and A318, which is very welcome news.
On top of that, the A32NX package has officially reached a million downloads.
Speaking of the upcoming Airbus A380 (A38NX), a lot more progress than expected has been made over the past few months, and we get to see some images.
First of all, we see some renders in Blender. Those don’t have textures yet, so the final product will look “a lot better.”
Next are screenshots displayed directly in the simulator.
Modeling work on the interior model is almost finished, while the exterior model will be shown in the next livestream.
The developers are hoping to launch the A380 with some popular liveries and a paint kit for people to make their own. An internal cabin is also in the works.
You can also watch the full livestream below.
Recently, 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. A few days ago, we also got to hear more, including a trailer for World Update 4 which will feature France and Benelux.
If you’d like to read more about Microsoft Flight Simulator add-ons, you can enjoy our recent reviews of the PA-28R Arrow III, Kristiansand Airport, Macau City & Airport, 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.