Today prolific add-on developer Orbx revealed a new trailer related to the upcoming release of Microsoft Flight Simulator for Xbox Series X|S.
One of the elements that may surprise the new virtual pilots that will approach the flight simulation hobby in two days (at least if they don’t follow our daily MSFS news) is how prolific the third-party add-on market is. Think of DLC, but created by third-party developers and released by the hundreds every year.
Australia-based Orbx is one of the most prominent among the companies creating such add-ons, counting on several development teams around the world.
Today’s trailer shows some of the add-ons that will be available when the Xbox version launches, the iconic London City Airport (EGLC), city packs for London itself and Singapore (which massively improve the looks of the cities with tons of beautifully modeled landmarks), and the Edgley EA-7 Optica observation aircraft, which is perfect to take in the sights of the simulator.
You can check them out below.
Do keep in mind that there are going to be a metric ton of add-ons released for Microsoft Flight Simulator for Xbox just as it happened on PC. The market can be a bit confusing, so you can read my article on how to select those that are right for you.
Recently, we published our brand new and massive interview with head of Microsoft Flight Simulator Jorg Neumann, focusing on the Xbox version and short and long-term plans for the sim (on both platforms).
If you’d like to read more about Microsoft Flight Simulator add-ons, you can enjoy our recent reviews of Tehran Imam Khomeini Airport, 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.