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Microsoft Flight Simulator Rhodes & Frankfurt Released, Venezia-Lido Announced, F-14 Gets New Screenshots

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Microsoft Flight Simulator Rhodes & Frankfurt Released, Venezia-Lido Announced, F-14 Gets New Screenshots

Today third-party developers have released new scenery for Microsoft Flight Simulator, alongside new looks at upcoming add-ons.

Today third-party developers have released new scenery for Microsoft Flight Simulator, alongside new looks at upcoming add-ons.

The good folks at Orbx have released the Frankfurt City Pack, which can be purchased on Orbx Direct for $11.60. Here’s what you’ll find in the add-on.

  • 1 high-detail custom landmarks including Europaturm, Hauptbahnhof (railway station), Messeturm, Paulskirche, and Kaiserdom
  • 100 custom landmarks, balancing quality and performance
  • Many enhancements to the city and surrounding areas: improved vegetation and building placements, static trains and boats, cranes, chimneys, and more
  • Extensive terraforming across the coverage area, enhancing how the custom landmarks sit within the simulator’s terrain
  • Includes a custom model of the Commerzbank Arena (Waldstadion) stadium
  • Custom orthoimagery covering both sides of the Main, from Schwanheim in the West to the Offenbach photogrammetry area
  • Custom night lighting based on real-world photography

Speaking of releases, Flight Sim Development Group released its massive Rhodes scenery, which is now available on the developer’s own store for €24,99. Below you can find images and a list of features.

On top of the new release, FSDG also announced that its Cape Town scenery is also coming to Microsoft Flight Simulator.

  • Complete coverage of the whole island
  • Additional landmarks like hotels, historic sites, solar parks, olive plantations, greenhouses, and lots more
  • Extremely realistic rendition of Diagoras International Airport, Rhodes/Greece (LGRP)
  • Authentic rendition of Maritsa Airport (LGRD)
  • New apron layout with pushback gates
  • Optional content controllable through the Scenery Configurator
  • Optional static aircraft for more realism
  • Optimized for great performance and visual results
  • Compatible with all known add-ons
  • Manual included

Next is an announcement from Aerosoft and its partner developer Stairport. They’re releasing Venezia-Lido Airport (LIPV) in Italy. Below you can check out the first images and a feature list.

  • Detailed rendition of the airfield LIPV Lido di Venezia
  • Perfectly blended into photogrammetric city of Venice
  • Fully custom modelling and texturing using PBR-effects throughout the entire airfield
  • Clutter objects and 3D people to bring the airport to life
  • Custom night lighting including runway and taxiway
  • Custom static aircrafts (aircrafts and helicopters) reflecting the real traffic at the airfield (randomized)
  • Individual animations like weather dependent 3D people, animated sunvisors at tower and more
  • Excessive performance optimization based on specifications by Microsoft
  • Best spot to start your your Venice adventure

Last, but not least, we get new images of the F-14 Tomcat from DC Designs, on top of a look at the USS Nimitz aircraft carrier.

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 Airportthe Okavango DeltaBali AirportLondon Oxford AirportBerlin Brandenburg Airport, the CRJ 550/700, the PA-28R Arrow IIIKristiansand Airport, Macau City & AirportBonaire Flamingo AirportMilano Linate Airport, the Singapore City PackTokyo Narita AirportYao Airport, the F-15 Eagle, the Paris City PackGreater Moncton AirportTweed New Haven AirportSantorini AirportSydney AirportHelsinki-Vantaa AirportReggio Calabria Airport, Bastia Poretta AirportMunich Airport, Paris Orly AirportNewcastle International AirportSankt Johann AirfieldDublin 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.

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