Today third-party developers shared three relevant announcements about upcoming scenery add-ons coming to Microsoft Flight Simulator.
Being the second-busiest airport in the United Kingdom and the tenth in Europe, it’s definitely a great addition to the simulator.
Besides, it looks really good, as you can see from the screenshots below. You can also read an official statement describing what we can expect.
“In collaboration with iniBuilds, we are incredibly excited to announce Gatwick Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator. Gatwick is one of the most popular and busiest airports in the UK, and we were incredibly excited to bring a rendition into the ecosphere. This scenery package will be a significant upgrade from the X-Plane version, with certain areas of the terminals upgraded for more optimal UV/Texture mapping, more ground details, custom ortho, support for MSFS based features and more. Ground layouts will also be based on the 2020/2021 version, including new A380 pier and construction works around Pier 6.”
The Second announcement comes from Tailstrike Designs, who announced Bergamo Orio al Serio International Airport (LIME).
It’s the third-busiest airport in Italy, serving as a relevant low-cost hub for the Milan area. Since it’s about 20km from my home, I’m definitely execited for this one.
Below you can see a series of images including some from Tailstrike’s Facebook and more from a press release sent to Twinfinite.
More details will be shared in the next few days.
Last, but not least, Orbx announced another city pack portraying Mumbai in India. It’ll release on July 23.
Below you can read an official statement and enjoy plenty of screenshots:
“This Mumbai landmarks pack includes 16 high-detail models that range from Victorian Gothic to ultramodern styles, including Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Gateway of India, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Omkar 1973 and Imperial Towers, as well as the impressive cable-stayed spans of the Bandra–Worli Sea Link.
In addition, more than 100 medium-detail buildings and structures showcase the truly unique architectural styles of old and new Mumbai as well as industrial points of interest and even some abandoned projects.
Beyond the downtown peninsula, places to explore are the Global Vipassana Pagoda, the construction site of the Mumbai Trans Harbour Link bridge, the Jawaharlal Nehru Port terminals, offshore lighthouses and old fortifications.
For helicopter pilots, several skyscrapers have rooftop helipads, including the Antilia billionaire’s residence and Taj Wellington Mews. If you are curious, try to descend into the cavern of the unfinished Palais Royale tower or practice approaches to the Navy’s frigates and Shikra Heliport.
As with all our Landmarks titles, we’ve made extensive enhancements to the entire area including custom orthoimagery, terraforming, shoreline adjustments, and by improving placement of vegetation and generic buildings.”
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 heard more about the Xbox version of the simulator and we saw some impressive performance upgrades for the PC version which will come at the same time.
If you’d like to read more about Microsoft Flight Simulator add-ons, you can enjoy our recent reviews of Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport, Shanghai Pudong Airport, Kraków Airport, Fukuoka City & Airport, Fort Lauderdale Airport, Chongqing City & Airport, 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.