Third-party developers have released new videos and screenshots showcasing upcoming addons for Microsoft Flight Simulator.
On top of the video, we also get a development update.
“F-35 connoisseurs will notice that the animations during hovering are incorrect in the video… this is due to the replay software: rest assured animations are correct in-game (that is while in hover mode, flight control sufaces will not move and inner bay doors will deploy)
It is still WIP and there are a number of details to fix (although the general look of the aircraft and the ship is pretty much it)Speaking of the project, we have *almost* completed the 3D model of the F-35C (which WILL be included along with the A and and we will soon be able to (finally) show you the new cockpit model.
We are unsure about the repaints which we will include, as just the ones we consider “essential” are no less than 15, and can easily grow to 20. An alternate (lazy) option is to have only generic repaints (the ones shown in the trailer) and have the community to do the rest… in any case, repaint templates will be made available.
We are also working to get high-detail Cavour and Queen Elizabeth ships in the game… but the commercial meshes we have reviewed are not graphically consistent or technically adequate… so for the moment only USS America and USS Tripoli are confirmed.”
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 Great Britain Central, 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.