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Microsoft Flight Simulator Kikai Announced; Boeing 757 Gets New Renders & Videos; Rothera in Antarctica Released

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Microsoft Flight Simulator Kikai Announced; Boeing 757 Gets New Renders & Videos; Rothera in Antarctica Released

Today third-party developers provided another release and more assets about upcoming Microsoft Flight Simulator Add-ons.

Today third-party developers provided another release and more assets about upcoming Microsoft Flight Simulator Add-ons.

First of all, we get the reveal of a new add-on airport, with Simulación Extrema showcasing the first images of Kikai Airport (RJKI) in Japan.

This is a small but scenic airport on Kikaijima Island, Japan, just a few miles away from the developer’s previously-released Amami Airport. The two airports are linked by very short ATR42 flights operated by JAL’s Japan Air Commuter.

Next, Dev Digital showcased a new work-in-progress look at renders of its Boeing 757-300, which is going to be freeware. On top of the static images, we also get brief videos showing the animations.

You can follow the aircraft’s progress on the developer’s own Discord Server and read a brief summary of the recent progress below.

  • Finished Pedestal & Main Panel
  • Added Yokes
  • Modeled P&W Engines
  • Added Detail to nose gear wheel well
  • Added Detail to main gear wheel well
  • Added winglets
  • Improved side panels for cockpit

Last, but not least, Aerosoft released Antarctica Vol. 1 – British Rothera and Beyond, focusing on Rothera Air Facility (EGAR) and the surrounding area.

It can be purchased at the publisher’s store for €15.33 including applicable VAT.

  • Lots of animation including animals, vehicle, boats and people, including likely the first animated penguins and chain vehicles in flight simulator
  • Custom created sounds of animals and vehicles (probably the first scenery in MSFS with sounds attached)
  • Coverage beyond the base with stunning glacier cliffs dropping into the sea
  • Hundreds of thousands of animated icebergs in a larger area around the base (at times it can be possible that the approach is blocked by a huge iceberg passing through)
  • Offsite locations of automated monitoring stations (marked as POIs so you can fly there for regular checks performing rough landings out in the field)
  • Offsite landing strips of two British field locations with custom models and improved terrain imagery/elevation data: Sky Blu and Fossil Bluff
  • Emergency airstrip location on the glacier above Rothera (alternative landing strip that MUST be used by local aircraft if there are incoming overseas aircraft)
  • Carefully crafted landscape to merge with surround landscape – including updated waterbodies
  • Special technique used to add wind shear details to the vast white lands on the glacier
  • Manual with dozens of pages of inside knowledge on flying in Antarctica, plus flight plans and simple charts

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 Bergamo Orio al Serio AirportAmami AirportBristol AirportMarrakech Menara AirportGreat Britain CentralTehran Imam Khomeini Airport, Moscow Sheremetyevo AirportShanghai Pudong AirportKraków AirportFukuoka City & AirportFort Lauderdale Airport, Chongqing City & AirportManila AirportSantiago Airport, the Frankfurt City PackKey West Airportthe Okavango DeltaBali AirportLondon Oxford AirportBerlin Brandenburg Airport, the CRJ 550/700, the PA-28R Arrow IIIKristiansand Airport, Macau City & AirportBonaire Flamingo AirportMilano Linate Airport, the Singapore City PackTokyo Narita AirportYao Airport, the F-15 Eagle, the Paris City PackGreater Moncton AirportTweed New Haven AirportSantorini AirportSydney AirportHelsinki-Vantaa AirportReggio Calabria Airport, Bastia Poretta AirportMunich Airport, Paris Orly AirportNewcastle International AirportSankt Johann AirfieldDublin 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 Xbox Series X|S.

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