Today a number of third-party developers had new reveals and releases to make about upcoming Microsoft Flight Simulator add-ons.
“The VC is in the skilled hands of the texture artist and this is how it’s shaping up so far! After the base work has been done, we will begin adding stencils and stickers to close the VC out.
From an overall progress standpoint, the aircraft’s systems are almost completed. Exterior and VC are getting their final detailing pass and the focus is on the flight model, checklists and sounds.
Speaking of sounds, SimAcoustics were able to record a real Kodiak recently, so we will provide you with authentic, high-quality audio using Wwise!
Last but not least, we decided to break the Kodiak into two separate packages: wheeled and amphibian.
The wheeled version will retail at 30€ on SWS and cover the wheeled variants of the aircraft. The initial release will contain the Tundra, Summit, Skydive, cargo, and mixed cargo/pax interiors. Externally, we will offer standard and tundra tires, with a cargo pod option. We are aiming for a late July to mid-August release for this.
The amphibian will retail for 15€ and release after the Wheeled variant and the Xbox version of MSFS. As this will add wake effects and (we anticipate) better hydroplaning behaviour, we will need the extra time to work on the flotation aspects of the Kodiak (as well as the Zenith). The floatplane will feature the Tundra, cargo, mixed and Summit interiors.”
Last, but not least, we get a release by the prolific Simulación Extrema, that launched Perito Moreno Airport (SAWQ) in Argentina.
You can purchase it on SimMarket for $12 plus applicable VAT.
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.
If you’d like to read more about Microsoft Flight Simulator add-ons, you can enjoy our recent reviews of Chongqiung, 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 on July 27, 2021 for Xbox Series X ad Series S.