For your inevitable daily dose of Microsoft Flight Simulator news, we got a release and plenty of announcements of new scenery and even an aircraft.
Starting with the review, Osaka Itami International Airport (RJOO) has been released by Metropolitan Airport Development Brothers. It’s a much-needed destination in Japan, so it’s great to see it coming to the simulator.
You can find it on SimMarket for approximately $20 plus applicable VAT.
Next comes Orbx with a ton of announcements for Microsoft Flight Simulator within its 2021 roadmap.
The following city packs have been announced:
- Auckland, New Zealand
- Cape Town, South Africa
- Cairo, Egypt
- Dubai, UAE
- Dublin, Ireland
- Frankfurt, Germany
- Honolulu, Oahu, USA
- Melbourne, Australia
- Mumbai, India
- Panama Canal and Panama City
- Yokohama, Japan
We’re also getting three “regional packs.”
- Canary Islands
- Northern England
Next are airports:
- KCRW Chuck Yeager
- KPBI Palm Beach
- LDSP Split Airport
- LKPR Prague
- KAVX Catalina
- KVNY Van Nuys
- LIPH Treviso
- SBSP São Paulo
- YMEN Essendon Fields
Last, but certainly not least, we take a look at Orbx’s first aircraft for Microsoft Flight Simulator, which appears to be perfect for those scenic flights.
It’s the Edgley Optica.
“The aircraft was designed for low speed observation work with a loiter time of around 7 hours, intended to rival helicopters.
The bubble canopy provides an amazing 270 degrees panoramic vision and almost vertical downward vision, which is perfect for enjoying Orbx scenery all around.
A total of 22 aircraft were manufactured over the years and some are still operational in countries across the globe.
Our version has been lovingly crafted with a high attention to detail and will come with some representation of real world skins including some of our own favourite custom designs.”
Below you can check out images of the Optica, Essendon Fields, Cape Town, Dubai, Mumbai, Frankfurt, and Melbourne.
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 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