Third-party developers have provided more news about upcoming add-ons for the popular Microsoft Flight Simulator.
First of all, on the scenery front, Orbx appears to be on a roll with another surprise announcement. We’re getting EGKA Brighton City Airport (Shoreham), and below you can check out screenshots and an official description.
Shoreham Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator, now known as Brighton City Airport, takes you to the forefront of general aviation in the UK.
With a stunning coastline, green countryside and classic British towns as you fly into Shoreham, avoiding the busy airspace of London is just a bonus.
Being the oldest licensed airfield in the UK, we have gone to great care to recreate the beautiful art deco style terminal building, as well as ensure many features of the airport has been included, allowing you to immerse yourself in an authentic flight simulation environment.
This historical British airport is the perfect gateway to the south coast of England.”
- Projected mesh ground imagery
- Highly detailed art deco terminal
- Custom ground poly with effects
- Custom modelled airport buildings with PBR
- Custom modelled landmarks
Next is NextGen Simulations (no pun intended), which recently released the Embraer EMB 110 Bandeirante. The developer decided to abandon older platforms like Lockheed Martin Prepar3d and Flight Simulator X and to focus entirely on creating products Microsoft Flight Simulator.
They also announced a very ambitious development roadmap.
“So, I am thrilled to announce that, once we come back to the office, we will immediately begin development of the Embraer ERJ family (ERJ-135/140/145/145XR). And also, most of you were right with the guesses, since we will also develop the Saab 340B&2000 afterward. Also, we have plans to develop the Dash 8-Q400, the Fokker 50, the Fokker 70&100, and even the Embraer E-Jets. God willing, they are our next projects! We have some more on the road (including bizjets, classic aircraft, and more), anyway, we will let you know on the road once we decide with the other aircraft, and don’t forget that any suggestions you may have are always welcome! We are glad to receive your suggestions and take note of them.
Oh, and I almost forget, we are planning as well to develop the Bandeirulha as a complementary product to the Bandeirante, although that development would begin once the EMB-110’s SP1 is released since we would like the Bandeirulha to have the same fixes and improvements its civilian sibling will have”
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. Yesterday we also received lots of new details about upcoming content including two new aircraft and a world update focused on Nordic countries.
If you’d like to read more about Microsoft Flight Simulator add-ons, you can enjoy our recent reviews of Key West Airport, the Okavango Delta, Bali Airport, London Oxford Airport, Berlin Brandenburg Airport, the CRJ 550/700, 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.