Today third-party developers had a lot of news and relevant releases related to add-ons for Microsoft Flight Simulator.
First of all, good news for those flying on Xbox Series X|S who love fighter jets. DC Designs will release the F-14 Tomcat and F-15 Eagle (of which you can read our review for the PC version) on the console marketplace tomorrow.
Back to the PC version, two relevant airports were released today. The first is Bergamo Orio al Serio International Airport (LIME) in Italy by Tailstrike Designs.
It’s available at Aerosoft’s store for €20.45 including VAT. Here’s what you can expect and a gallery of screenshots.
- Updated Main Terminal and Apron with the last 2021 Layout
- Interior Terminal Modelling with Passengers
- AFIS System
- New North Apron
- Full surrounding details (No Blurry Satellitare Image)
- Animated Jetways
- Custom Signs
- Full Native PBR Models
- FPS Friendly
The next airport comes from DominicDesignTeam and it’s Chubu Centrair International Airport (RJGG) serving as the main hub for Nagoya in Japan.
You can purchase it on SimMarket for $22.5 plus applicable VAT.
Below you can enjoy a trailer, screenshots, and a list of features.
- PBR Textures
- Dynamic Lighting
- Real Ground Markings
- Custom, painstakingly hand-crafted pavement, showcasing all imperfections including dirt
- Custom jetway
The next piece of news is a funny one. The release of the free World Update 6 a couple of days ago actually included a fifth “secret” hand-crafted airport created by Gaya Simulations. It’s Helgoland (EDXH).
For some reason, its inclusion in the update was not publicized by Microsoft, but you can already enjoy it right now for free if you have downloaded the update.
Apparently, this is close to its release.
On top of that, we get to take a look at new static 737 models which appear to be unpainted. This may be a hint to upcoming Boeing factory airports.
Recently, we published our 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 Amami Airport, Bristol Airport, Marrakech Menara Airport, 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.