Third-party developers have delivered more news about upcoming add-ons for the popular Microsoft Flight Simulator.
First of all, fans of flying down under will be pleased to know that Orbx will release a brand new mesh product for New Zealand later this week.
Here’s what we can expect, alongside a batch of screenshots:
“NZ Mesh is the first product made with our new proprietary approach for custom terrain meshes for Microsoft Flight Simulator.
Created from carefully blended high-resolution DEM data, NZ Mesh is a 100% self-contained product with no changes made to the default mesh or any other files. With virtually no noticeable performance impact, each LOD is consistent without any blurring or LOD morphing when flying over the diverse terrain of New Zealand.
When installed, NZ Mesh takes up only 523MB of hard drive space and comes in at a 10m resolution. We are planning future updates to this product with LIDAR data of up to 1 m resolution to further enhance terrain detail in rural and urban areas.”
- High-resolution 10m DEM data
- Minimal performance impact
- Compiled to remove any LOD morphing
- Self-contained product
- Planned updates with LIDAR
Next is a new screenshot of Memmingen Airport (EDJA) by Gaya Simulations, which we already know will be distributed for free. The popular developer promises payware quality, so this is one to look forward to.
We also get an update from Gate15Scenery showcasing something special for Okegawa Airfield (RJT1), near Tokyo. The package will include a Cessna 172 livery representing the Honda Airways aircraft based at the airfield.
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 Manila Airport, Santiago Airport, the Frankfurt City Pack, 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.