Today third-party developers had some really interesting news to share about upcoming Microsoft Flight Simulator add-ons.
The first announcement comes from Orbx, which revealed EU Great Britain Central, a landmark scenery package that doesn’t focus on a single city, but instead covers a large portion of the UK. It features almost 500 points of interest including plenty of details added to seven major cities.
Welcome to Great Britain Central, our first landmark region pack for Microsoft Flight Simulator, designed especially for “low-and-slow” pilots who love to explore and discover new regions, and for those who want to enhance their VFR flights in the area.
Stretching from Liverpool and North Wales up to Newcastle, this region pack captures hundreds of unique landmarks and attractions ready to be explored, from the busy cities such as Newcastle, Manchester and Liverpool, to coastal tourist towns such as Blackpool, Scarborough and Whitby, all have been designed to greatly enhance any flight in the region.
During exploration, you can expect to find hundreds of uniquely modelled POIs, including:
- Uniquely modelled lighthouses and piers
- Famous castles, manor houses and ruins
- Churches and Cathedrals
- Masts, Radomes and military base installations
- VFR reference points
In addition, the following cities/towns have received an upgraded cityscape adding many unique buildings and giving each city a unique look and feel:
- Media City, Salford
We have also added many unique buildings to many of the smaller towns in the area, as well as hand placed boats, storage tanks and many other points of interest.
The next announcement comes from 29Palms, and it’s Skiathos Alexandros Papadiamantis Airport (LGSK).
Like many of Greece’s summer destinations, this airport is host to many seasonal flights from all over Europe.
The developer promises to depict the current state of the airport, including the new apron and more. We also get to see the first screenshot.
It’s worth mentioning that the Twin Otter has already been confirmed for the Xbox Series X|S version of the simulator.
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.